Huawei has announced the launch of its much-awaited Mate X3 foldable smartphone on March 23 at a grand event in China. The event is set to kick off at 2:30 PM local time, and tech enthusiasts across the globe are eagerly waiting for it. Although the company has been tight-lipped about the about the devices’ features, Ross Young, CEO of DSCC, has spilled some beans about the Mate X3’s display.
According to Ross Young, the Huawei Mate X3 will come equipped with a 7.85-inch foldable display. Notably, this is slightly smaller than the Mate X2’s foldable screen, which had a 8-inch display. However, the diagonal of the cover display on the Mate X3 will remain the same at 6.45 inches.
Ross Young also revealed that the Mate X3 will be Huawei’s first-ever smartphone to feature Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) technology. The screens will be manufactured by BOE, a leading Chinese display maker. With this new technology, the Mate X3’s screen is expected to be more durable, scratch-resistant, and offer a smoother touch experience compared to previous models.
Huawei Mate X3 foldable to launch next week. 7.85" foldable display, 6.45" cover display. LTPO. UTG. Huawei's first phone with UTG. Initial production and target volume are high.— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) March 16, 2023
The Mate X2, Huawei’s previous foldable smartphone, boasted impressive features such as an 8-inch OLED flexible panel with a high 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, and a screen resolution of 2480 x 2200 pixels, capable of displaying 16.7 million colors. However, with the upcoming Mate X3’s slightly smaller display size, it’s possible that we may see some changes to these impressive stats. We can expect Huawei to bring a range of new and exciting features to the Mate X3, while still delivering an outstanding display experience.
Additionally, rumors suggest that Huawei might upscale the display refresh rate of the Mate X3 to 120Hz. With this upgrade, the smartphone would keep up with current trends seen in other flagship devices, and offer users an even smoother visual experience. As per recent reports, the Huawei Mate X3 is set to become the thinnest and lightest foldable phone in the market. The device is expected to pack a larger battery compared to its predecessor, ensuring prolonged usage without frequent recharging.
As we approach the highly-anticipated March 23 launch event, more information about the Mate X3 is expected to surface. This is in addition to Huawei’s introduction of the P60 series, which will also be unveiled during the event.