Officially released, the Huawei Mate X3 is remarkable on many levels.
To begin with, the Mate X3 is significantly lighter than its rivals. It weighs just 239g, 24g lighter than the Galaxy Z Fold4 (the Feathered Sand variant weighs 241g). Because Huawei has larger screens, a larger battery, and a periscope zoom camera, it achieves the low weight without making significant concessions in other areas. The Mate X3 is remarkably thin when unfurled, measuring just 5.3mm.
The folding book has two screens that can operate at 120 Hz. The top screen’s size is 6.4 inches, and it has a resolution and aspect ratio of 2504x1080px and 20.9:9. A 7.85-inch screen with a size of 2496×2224 pixels and an almost square 8:7.1 aspect ratio is found inside.
The Huawei Mate X3 meets the same IPX8 specification for water resistance as the Galaxy Z Fold4. The first foldable phone that isn’t a Samsung to be water resistant is this one. On the Mate X3, Huawei also provides two-way satellite transmission.
Due to the redesigned hinge design, which tucks the folding display inside of itself, the Mate X3 can shut flat. The customary no-crease discussion is also present, but we’ll have to evaluate it for ourselves. Despite having an incredibly thin midsection, the hinge holds the phone at various positions for photos without a tripod. Additionally, a new nightstand option that displays the temperature and time is available, along with a split-screen mode for video conversations and video viewing.
The Huawei Mate X3 has two 8MP face cameras on each screen, along with a triple camera on the back. Along with the 50MP f/1.8wide camera, there are 12MP f/3.4 5x zoom and 13MP f/2.2 ultrawide cameras.
It runs Harmony OS 3.1 on the Mate X3. The preferred processor is the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, which comes with 12GB of RAM. However, because the business is not permitted to buy 5G modems, the Mate X3 can only provide 4G access.
A sizable 4,800mAh battery inside supports 66W conventional and 50W wireless charging.
There is no information on the Huawei Mate X3’s release outside of China. The 256GB variant costs CNY 12,999 ($1,999, translated). The highest 1TB trim is priced at CNY15,999 ($2,340), while the price for double the capacity is CNY13,999 ($2,050).