Huawei’s foldable phone vs Samsung’s: What’s hype, what’s real?

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In an interview on Sunday, Ji explained that "in the short term this smartphone is important to stimulate the 5G industry and open the door to new collaboration".

Huawei has worked on the hinge of the Mate X for over three years and calls it the Falcon Wing design. The same way Apple revealed a concept of foldable iPhones, its the exact phase that Huawei's Mate X has pimped off 3 cool screens that stretch into a 7.3-inch tablet once unfolded. "None of these will have headphone jacks so you'll have to add some sort of Bluetooth device and there will be other components you may need to be as productive as you are on your phone". We are seeing a lot of progress. And when unfolded, you have some serious screen real estate for movie watching.

Mate X will offer some unique camera experiences when folded.

In addition to sharing a handful of images, Mr. Shen also said that the phone will not go into mass production unless there's a real demand for it, as the company still seems to be on the fence when it comes to foldable smartphones.

In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Fold's screen is 4.6-inches folded and 7.3-inches unfolded, while it's 17mm when closed. At €2,299 (about £2000 and $2600, then), it's even more expensive than the $1980 Samsung Galaxy Fold.

Regarding battery life, the Mate X has two cells, one in each half of it.

Taking little cues from the Mate X, it looks like Oppo's foldable phone has a bigger screen when it opens up to a tablet.

This grip also houses a triple camera setup and their accompanying flash, which allows users to flip the screen immediately to take selfies.

At Mobile World Congress today, Chinese manufacturer Huawei chose to show off its foldable smartphone prototype. With the Galaxy Fold presented at Unpacked 2019 and the Huawei Mate X wowing the Barcelona fair crowds, the hype around folding devices is increasing exponentially.

Mate X is equipped with Huawei Balong 5000, the world's first 7nm multi-mode 5G chipset that achieves 5g download speed. According to Huawei, it can charge up to 85 percent in just 30 minutes, thanks to its 55W SuperCharge feature.

The Huawei foldable smartphone will retail for 2,299 Euro ($2,610) in an 8GB RAM and 512GB Storage configuration. Another netizen wrote, "The Huawei Mate X costs RMB17,000".

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