Huawei has also launched its latest foldable smartphone the Huawei Mate X3, at an event in China along with the Huawei P60 Series. This is the successor of the Mate X2 that was introduced back in 2021. It has a 7.85-inch OLED screen on the inside with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 240Hz touch sampling rate, 1440 Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, and the external display has a 6.4-inch LTPO OLED screen with a 1-120Hz refresh rate with a 300Hz touch sampling rate.
It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 4G version with 12GB RAM, up to 1TB storage and is based on HarmonyOS 3.1, which adds useful features like a split-screen mode for video calls and video watching and a new nightstand mode that shows the weather and time. It has a triple rear camera setup where a 50MP primary camera along with a 13MP ultra wide-angle, 12MP 5X telephoto lens, and an 8MP front-facing camera on the inner and outer screen.
The company says that it has used a “new generation of double-rotation water drop hinge,” and the hinge supports the phone in multiple angles for those no-tripod selfies. It features IPX8 water resistance, impact resistance inner screen, and outer screen made of Kunlun glass. There’s also support for two-way Beidou satellite messaging. It’s unclear whether the firm will implement the same on global versions.
The phone is powered by a 4800mAh battery that supports 66W wired fast charging. The company also introduced a special Mate X3 Collector’s Edition that features a large 5060mAh silicon carbon battery that supports 66W wired and 50W wireless fast charging.
HUAWEI Mate X3 Specifications -
|Processor||Up to 3.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno next-gen GPU (4G only)|
|RAM/Storage||12GB RAM, 256GB / 512GB / 1 TB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with NM card|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / NM card)|
|Rear Cameras||50MP camera with Sony IMX766 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 13MP Ultra Wide Angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2.5cm macro, 12MP Telephoto lens with f/3.4 aperture, 5x optical zoom, OIS, up to 50x digital zoom, OIS|
|Front Camera||8MP front camera with f/2.4 aperture (inner and outer screen)|
|Features||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Dual Speakers|
|Dimensions||Dimensions: 15698 x 72.4 (141.5 unfolded) x 5.3mm (unfolded) 11.08mm (folded)|
|Weight||241g (Feather sand version), 239g (Plain leather version), 242.5g (Collector’s Edition)|
|Connectivity||Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 dual-band), NavIC, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C (GEN1)|
|Battery/Charger||4800mAh Li-ion battery / 5060mAh silicon carbon battery (Collector’s Edition) with 66W Wired and 50W Wireless SuperCharge support|
Pricing and Availability -
The HUAWEI Mate X3 comes in Feather sand white, feather sand black, feather sand purple, Qingshandai, and dawn gold colors. It will be available from April 7th in China and the pre-order has started now.
HUAWEI Mate X3 Prices are -
- 12GB RAM/256GB Storage Version - 12,999 yuan (US$ 1,905 / Rs. 1,56,495 approx.)
- 12GB RAM/512GB Storage Version - 13,999 yuan (US$ 2,051 / Rs. 1,68,490 approx.)
- 12GB RAM/1TB Storage Version - 15,999 yuan (US$ 2,344 / Rs. 1,92,610 approx.)