Huawei is on a roll with its unexpected smartphone launches in the past weeks and we now have another suddenly announced device – the Mate X5. Serving as a direct successor to the Mate X3, Mate X5 brings several under-the-hood improvements while the design department is mostly unchanged.
Mate X5 boasts the same 7.85-inch LTPO OLED main display (2,224 x 2,496 px) and 6.4-inch LTPO OLED cover display (1,080 x 2,504px) with Kunlun Glass protection. On the outside Mate X5 comes in a new Phantom Purple color joining the Feather White, Feather Black, Feather Gold and Green Mountain options which were also available on the Mate X3.
Mate X5 displays and new Phantom Purple color
The camera island on the back also sports a slightly tweaked design but the shooters remain the same – a 50MP main camera with an f/1.8 aperture joined by a 13MP f/2.2 ultrawide unit and 12MP f/3.4 periscope module with 5x optical zoom.
The latest Huawei foldable comes with up to 16GB RAM and 1TB storage. There’s no official word on the chipset used here but several reports from China suggest it’s the same Kirin 9000s SoC found on the recently launched Mate 60 series devices. It’s speculated to be a 5G capable chip built on SMIC’s 7nm process technology.
The other interesting bit is the all-new antenna design which is claimed to offer improved signal reception. Huawei’s Lingxi antenna features an AI algorithm that selects the optimal network ensuring optimal connectivity. The antennas around the device’s frame also feature dual-mode tuning technology for even better signal quality.
Huawei Lingxi antenna
Mate X5 also boasts a larger 5,060 mAh battery with support for 66W wired charging, 50W wireless and 7.5W reverse wireless charging. The device boots HarmonyOS 4 and brings new air gesture controls which let you browse through videos, webpages and images without ever touching the main display. Mate X5 is also IPX8 waterproof and supports two-way BeiDou satellite messaging in China.
Mate X5 is IPX8 waterproof and supports air gesture controls
Huawei Mate X5 is currently on pre-sale via VMall while open sales are expected to begin on September 15.
Source (in Chinese)