Huawei Mate X5 debuts as new flagship foldable to take on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Huawei has quietly released the Mate X5 in China, a new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 competitor. To recap, only a few days have passed since Huawei introduced the Mate 60 and Mate 60 Pro in its home market. While the Mate 60 series contains various upgrades from Mate 50 models, the opposite is true for Huawei's latest foldable. Based on Huawei's website, the Mate X5 shares the following components with the Mate X3:
- 7.85-inch OLED foldable display, 2,224 x 2,496 pixels, 120 Hz rate
- 6.4-inch OLED cover display, 2,504 x 1,080 pixels, 120 Hz refresh rate
- Primary camera: 50 MP f/1.8, 23 mm, OIS
- Telephoto camera: 12 MP, f/3.4, 125 mm, OIS, 5x optical zoom
- Ultra-wide-angle camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, 13 mm
- Front-facing cameras: 2x 8 MP f/2.4
- USB 3.1 Type-C port
- 5,060 mAh silicon carbon battery (In Chinese Mate X3)
The Mate X5 retains its predecessor's dimensions too, albeit with a 4 g weight increase to 243 g or 245 g, depending on the model chosen. However, Huawei has swapped the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 powering the Mate X3 for a Kirin 9000S, the same chipset used in the Mate 60 series. For reference, Huawei has not shared full details about the Kirin 9000S yet, but it is rumoured to utilise 7 nm nodes with Cortex-A720 and Cortex-A510 CPU cores, plus a Maleoon 910 GPU.
Moreover, Huawei sells the Mate X5 with an optional 16 GB of RAM, 4 GB more than the Mate X3. Furthermore, while the Mate X3 started with 256 GB of storage, Huawei only offers the Mate X5 with 512 GB and 1 TB options. For some reason, Huawei has not revealed Mate X5 pricing yet, although it has opened pre-orders in China. The company has not commented on global availability yet, either.