Samsung has launched its new foldables in the country and they’re quite expensive. The company announced the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5(Our reviews) on Wednesday and they go for Ksh 193,000 for the Z Flip5(256GB) and Ksh 325,000 for the Z Fold5(256GB).
Those are pricy tags but they are not the most expensive foldable in the country.
That title goes to the Huawei Mate X3.
This Huawei’s bookstyle foldable was announced in March this year and sports a thinner(11.1mm) and lighter design in comparison to the Z Fold5. It is even thinner than the Mix Fold 2(11.2mm)
It has a glass front and back(frosted finish) with aluminium frames to the side. Other versions have eco-leather back design.
Like the Z Fold5, it has IPX8 water resistance. The hinge allows the phone to fold and unfold completely flat.
The inner display is a 7.85-inch OLED screen(1B colours) with 120Hz refresh rate, 1164 nits and a resolution of 2224 by 2496 pixels.
The cover display is a 6.4-inch OLED screen with a 1080p resolution, 926 nits, 120Hz refresh rate and is protected by Kunlun Glass.
Sadly it uses a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. It pairs with 12GB RAM and storage options starting from 256GB all the way to 1TB.
Like the rest of the foldables, we have five cameras on the Mate X3. A 50MP wide with OIS, a 12MP periscope telephoto with OIS and 5X optical zoom and a 13MP ulltrawide. It can shoot 4K 60fps video.
The Mate X3 has two cameras at the front – both 8MP sensors – one for the inner display and te other for the cover display. They can shoot 4K 30fps.
Compared to the Z Fold5 with its 4400mAh battery, the Mate X3 has a 4800mAh battery for the global market. The China-exclusive has a 5060mAh battery.
It comes with 66W wired charging, 50W wireless charging and 7.5W reverse wireless.
The phone ships with EMUI 13 and no Google Play Services. There’s no 5G support as well.
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PhonePlace Kenya is selling the Huawei Mate X3 for KSh 400,000.
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