Huawei Mate X3 Has Everything You Could Want in a Foldable and More Except Google Mobile Services

Furqan Shahid


Huawei Mate X3

Huawei has just announced its latest Huawei Mate X3. The company has been stellar with foldable for some time now, and the Mate X3 is perhaps one of the most promising foldable from the Chinese tech giant. However, a closer look at the device makes you realize that the Mate X3 might as well be the best foldable in the market.

The Huawei Mate X3 is the flagship to beat in 2023

The Huawei Mate X3 brings a 7.85-inch internal folding screen. It's an OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. The external screen is a beautiful 6.4-inch curved OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. What is surprising is that the internal display does not have ultra-thin glass. However, Huawei is confident in its impact resistance.

Conversely, the Huawei Mate X3 is one of the market's lighter and thinner foldable flagships. The phone weighs at just 239 grams and is 5.3mm thin when you unfold it. On the back, Huawei is using what they call feather sand glass which should protect the back against fingerprints. Speaking of design, the phone also has IPX8 rating, which is not expected when you are looking at foldable smartphones, but hey, Huawei and Samsung are now two companies offering this rating.

The Huawei Mate X3 also has a hinge that can be stopped in any position, allowing various ways to use the device. You can just partially open your phone and start using it for things like taking selfies, video calls, or more.

Instead of powering the phone with a MediaTek chipset, the company has opted for a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. However, the interesting thing here is that it is only limited to 4G and not 5G. You are also getting up to 1TB of internal storage, which you can expand using Huawei's NM card. Under the hood, you will find a beefy 4,800 mAh cell, 66W wired charging, and 50W wireless charging.

On the back, you find a massive camera bump housing a 50-megapixel primary camera with OIS and RYYB color filter, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera with macro support, and a 12-megapixel 5x periscope camera. Both screens have 8-megapixel cameras for selfies, but considering how it is foldable, you can just use the 50-megapixel camera to do that.

The rest of the Huawei Mate X3 specifications involve Bluetooth 5.2, IR blaster, dual-SIM, fingerprint scanner, and two-way satellite messaging using Beidou satellites.

Currently, we cannot confirm if the Huawei Mate X3 is going to release globally. But in China, the phone starts at 12,999 yuan, roughly a little over $1,900. The phone, of course does not come with any Google Mobile Services, so if you are planning on buying the device, be sure that you know about this.

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