The Huawei Mate X, a foldable phone from the popular Chinese manufacturer – Huawei finally went on sale earlier this month in China months after it was first announced. It was an instant hit, as the available stocks depleted in a minute. It is due to go on sale again in November 21 in China.
The Mate X doesn’t come cheap. The foldable device costs a whooping 16,999 yuan/$2400, but it is definitely worth buying if you got some extra bulks to spare. Now, not only is the Huawei Mate X pricey, repairing or fixing it when faulty is as well pricey.
Huawei has now released the prices for fixing various parts of the device, and they are costly, so much that the screen replacement cost can fetch you a brand new iPhone.
According to Huawei Mall, the Mate X battery replacement costs 278 yuan $40, while the screen replacement cost is 7080 yuan/$1000. Furthermore, the motherboard repair price is 3579 yuan/$500, and the rear camera repair price is 698 yuan/$99.
Huawei Mate X Specs details
The Mate X is Huawei’s first foldable smartphone and by ar its most sophisticated smartphone ever. It is a 5G capable phone with Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor and Barong 5000 modem. It flips open like a notebook, but with the display entirely exterior. It has a tablet-sized 8-inch screen with a 2480 x 2200 pixels screen resolution and an 8:7.1 aspect ratio when unfolded with pretty thin bezels, while it shrinks down to assume a dual-screen compact phone when folded. On the one side, it has a 6.6-inch (2480 x 1148 pixels) 19.5:9 display while the other is a 6.38-inch (2480 x 892 pixels) 25:9 display.
It is fueled by a dual-cell 4,500mAh battery that can be filled to 85 percent in half an hour with 55W fast charging. The Mate X is at the moment only exclusive to the Chinese market. A global release is however under review but should be based on “carriers’ 5G roll out in different regions according to Huawei.