A few days back, Huawei released its foldable smartphone Huawei Mate X. Now, the company reveals the repairing charging for its assembled parts. The data shared by the company shows that display replacement will cost 7080 CNY, which roughly converted into $1000.
The display is the key highlight and expensive to produce foldable panels than the usual one. Obviously, it would cost more than any other part under the hood.
Other charges include 278 CNY ($40) for battery replacement, 3579 CNY ($510) for the motherboard, 361 CNY ($51) for the battery cover and 698 CNY ($98) for rear camera repair/replacement. Moreover, these charges are for the domestic Chinese markets, where all the parts are produced. The price can be increased significantly after adding custom duties in other parts of the world. Apart from that, Huawei Mate X’s new unit costs 16,999 CNY in China.
There is no doubt maintenance charges are very high; hence, it is advisable to use it very carefully. But the fact is that the latest technology always costs more. Given the current scenario, the foldable devices are on its early stage. We can expect more affordable fold devices in the coming years.
Considering the specifications, Huawei Mate X smartphone features up tp 8-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display split into two parts. It is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 980, whereas some latest batches are getting Kirin 990 5G chipset. The rear portions surround a quad-camera setup with 40MP primary sensor + 8MP telephoto + 16MP ultrawide + ToF sensor. There is no front camera, but the rear camera can be used to take selfies. It runs on Android 9 Pie on the top of EMUI 9.1. The smartphone packs a 4500 mAh non-removable battery with 55W fast charging support. The built-in storage is 512GB with 8GB RAM.