Some details on Huawei’s next-gen vertically-folding, cover display-enabled phablet, the Mate X3, started to leak late early last year, but then things got quiet for a while. Today a fresh set of leaked renders basically confirms the early looks of this foldable device, but no specs this time around.
Renowned leaker OnLeaks is behind a set of these renders of the Mate X3, which features a large circular camera module similar to what we’ve seen in the Mate 50 series phones. The camera system is placed in the top center housing four cameras joined by an LED flash on the back side, compared to the rectangular camera module on the Mate X2, which made its debut in February 2021. Otherwise, it features nearly identical design of its predecessor.
A couple of days ago, a spy shot of the Huawei Mate X3 camera system, has also been leaked. As you can see in the images, the periscope camera is now settled on the top right, while the remaining camera circles are likely to be a main camera, ultra-wide angle, and macro camera. The device is expected to arrive with an XMAGE imaging system and there will be new improvements to the photography section.
Based on the previous reports, the Huawei Mate X3 is expected to feature a LTPO display with 120Hz refresh rate, and the internal screen also supports linkage with Huawei stylus. It will be powered by the Snapdragon 8+ GEN 1 chipset, which has octa-core architecture including Octa-core, 1 × Cortex-X2 at 3.2 GHz + 3 × Cortex-A710 at 2.75 GHz + 4 × Cortex-A510 at 2.0 GHz. Some reports also indicating it will use Kirin 9000L chipset onboard.
Under the hood, the chipset will be paired up with 12GB of RAM, and 512GB internal storage. The dual-cell 6000mAh battery may power the device with support for 100W wired charging speeds, and 50W wireless fast charging speeds.
A Chinese supply chain news has also confirmed that the smartphone maker has already started production of the Huawei P60 series and Mate X3 smartphones, which are expected to unveil in the first half of this year.