After going for an inward-folding design since the Mate X2, Huawei continued to tweak the design with the Mate X3. Aimed to rival the Galaxy Z Fold4, the Mate X3 is lighter by 24 grams–yet offers a bigger display, a bigger battery, and a periscope camera–on top of having an IPx8 rating.
With the revamped hinge, the Mate X3 folds up without any gaps and unfolds with barely any crease. The hinge is sturdy enough to support the foldable display at different angles a la Samsung’s Flex mode. The inner display is a 7.85-inch AMOLED display with a 120hz refresh rate and an 8:7.1 aspect ratio, while the outer display is a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel that also has a 120hz refresh rate.
The rear camera looks impressive on paper, as the XMAGE-branded setup consists of a 50-megapixel f/1.8 main, 13-megapixel f/2/2 ultrawide, and 12-megapixel f/3.4 periscope camera with a 5x optical zoom. Both displays carry an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.
The Mate X3 is powered by a 4G version of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, and is paired with 12GB RAM and up to 1TB storage. Keeping the lights on is a relatively large 4800mAh battery that supports 66w wired and 50w wireless charging.
The Mate X3 starts at CNY 12999(Php 103.5k) for the 256GB model and tops out at CNY 15,999(~Php 127.3k) for the 1TB model, and there’s no word if Huawei will make it available outside of China.