If you love foldable phones but aren’t quite convinced by the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, another one of these innovative devices should be on sale soon: the Huawei Mate X3 is apparently now ready for mass production and should show up soon.
That’s what informant reports Wangzai knows everything (opens in new tab) (through Notebook check (opens in new tab)), and the word is that it will follow Samsung’s design aesthetic quite closely – and possibly cost considerably less than its rival.
There may be some compromises along the way, with rumors that the handset will have to make do with 4G rather than 5G. However, it should have the latest high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.
What we know so far
We don’t really know much at all about what the Huawei Mate X3 will bring, although some clues can be offered by what we’ve previously seen on the Huawei Mate X2, which debuted in February 2021.
That’s almost two years ago, so the Mate X3 follow-up is a bit late at this point. The Mate X2 came with an 8-inch display for the main screen and sported the Kirin 9000 processor, as well as up to 12 GB of RAM and a quad-lens rear camera.
Those are premium level specs and it looks like the Mate X3 will continue that trend, apart from perhaps the absence of 5G connectivity. Based on the new leak, the phone could appear sometime in the first half of 2023.
Analysis: more competition please
While we really like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, we’d also like to see a few more options for consumers looking to buy a foldable phone without having to part with a significant portion of the phone. their savings.
Of course, there are already decent alternatives – like the Motorola Razr and the Xiaomi Mix Fold – but no one else seems willing to invest as much in the future of foldable devices as Samsung does right now.
The Huawei Mate X3 might give Samsung a bit more in terms of foldable devices, but Huawei needs to improve in terms of its international distribution. The Mate X2 isn’t easy to get if you live outside of China.
We hope that the foldable iPhone and the Pixel Fold appear sooner rather than later, which will go a long way in improving the choice available. Chances are that both high-profile handsets will appear in 2023.