Huawei is rumoured to be getting ready to launch its next foldable smartphone, the Huawei Mate V on December 23. Newly leaked images of the upcoming smartphone’s case spotted by GSMArena on Weibo showcase Huawei’s commitment to cameras. According to the pictures, the case features two large cut-outs on the back of the device, matching the triple-lens rear camera setup of the Huawei P50. Also Read - Huawei’s smart school bag is just what you might need to keep your kids safe
While it is not clear as of now, however, it is safe to expect the Huawei Mate V to come with a flagship camera setup. Note, earlier flagships including the Huawei Mate X2 have also features top-notch cameras Also Read - Google still working on a the Pixel Fold, hints new Android 12L beta
Huawei Mate V is expected to be the company’s first clamshell foldable that will take on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. Not much is known about the smartphone as of now. Also Read - Foldables vs smartphones: Can foldable display phones become mainstream?
To recall, Huawei had announced that it is working on three foldable smartphones, which would be launched later at more affordable price points.
If the leaks are to be believed, Huawei Mate V will take on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Motorola Razr globally.
The device will not succeed the Mate X2, but instead compliment it. The Mate X series will continue to offer consumers access to larger displays, whereas, the V series will reportedly tend to customers looking for compact options.
Another point to note is that we do not know if the alleged smartphone will be powered by the company’s own Kirin chipset or will it be using a chipset from some other OEM like MediaTek or Qualcomm.
Huawei Mate X2: Specifications
Huawei Mate X2 sports a 6.45-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and an 8-inch foldable OLED with 2,200×2,480 pixels display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the Kirin 9000 SoC paired with the Mali-G78 GPU. The device comes with 8GB of RAM along with 512GB of internal storage. It runs Google’s Android 10 operating system with the company’s own EMUI 11 skin on top. All of this is backed by a 4,500mAh battery with support for 55W fast charging.
The device sports a quad-camera setup consisting of a 50-megapixel primary sensor with support for Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), paired with a 16-megapixel ultra wide angle sensor, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens and an 8-megapixel super zoom camera. At the front, the device features a 16-megapixel sensor for taking selfies.