It seems like only yesterday that the Samsung Galaxy Fold was shown to the world at their 10th-anniversary party. The fold took the Internet by storm with people eager to get their hands on it. Unfortunately for Samsung, Huawei gave us the first look of their flagship phone the Mate X which has completely out-shadowed the Samsung Galaxy Fold. They didn’t waste much time to show of their new phone, and I don’t blame them, it looks incredible.
The significant difference you’ll notice with the Huawei Mate X is the use of the “Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge”. This will allow you to fold the phone without leaving any gaps. When unfolded the flexible OLED display sits at 8-inches, and you gain the use of two screens. At the front you’ll see a 6.6-inch display, turn the phone around, and you gain the use of a 6.28-inch rear-facing screen. As you might have noticed these dimensions outperform the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
The most noticeable thing for me is the direction in which the phones fold, and what this might mean for the phones. With Samsung deciding to fold the screens together like a book, I’m guessing this to protect the screens from scratching. Huawei, on the other hand, opted to have the screens fold outwards allowing you to use the same display even while folded.
Inside the Huawei Mate X
Inside the Huawei Mate X, you have a Kirin 980 processor, Android 9 “Pie” and EMUI 9.1.1. On top of this, you’ll get 8GB RAM and 512GB of storage space as well as 5G connectivity. One of the most impressive features of the Huawei Mate X is their triple camera, which is impressively specced out. We don’t have any details about the aperture yet but this is how it looks on the paper –
- 40MP wide-angle
- 16MP ultra-wide-angle
- 8MP telephoto
When it comes to the software, Huawei doesn’t seem to have any special features lined up. But, there have been talks that Huawei asked the tech giant Google to help them figure out simultaneous multitasking on their new product. If this happens, Huawei’s Mate X will be a seriously good phone.
The Huawei Mate X will arrive halfway through 2019 with a hefty price tag around $2,600. I can’t wait to see this phone in action especially if Google gets there software optimized for this form factor.
photos – cnet
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