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MWC: Huawei Unveils the $2,600 Mate X 5G Folding 5G Smartphone
« on: February 25, 2019, 10:15:34 PM »

Huawei Technologies

 unveiled $2,600 Mate X folding smartphone on Sunday which it said was primed for next generation 5G mobile connections.

“This phone is not only for today for 5G but also for future 5G. On all the benchmarks you can see the performance, the speed is the fastest for 5G in the world,” said Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer business group.

The Huawei Mate X has two back-to-back screens which unfold to become an eight-inch tablet display.

The competitor to the recently announced $2,000 Samsung Galaxy Fold device is thinner, has a bigger screen, and folds flatter. The Mate X has an 8-inch wraparound OLED display, a folded thickness of a mere 11mm, and a spec sheet highlighted by 5G, a 4,500mAh battery, and Huawei’s in-house Kirin 980 processor.

When the device is folded, you have a dual-screen smartphone, with the second display on the rear allowing you to shoot selfies with the main camera or to share what’s on your primary display with a person on the other side. Opening up the Mate X offers you an almost square tablet that has minimal bezels on three sides. One of the sides is reserved for a thicker grip section that houses all the cameras and keeps the thickness of the main chassis down to just 5.4mm. Even when folded, the Mate X measures just 11mm in thickness, thanks in large part to the fact it has no gap in its fold. When closed, the Mate X is turns into a 6.6-inch smartphone:

Here’s all the displays you’re getting from this tablet:

6.6-inch (19.5:9 aspect ratio, 2480 x 1148 resolution) main display, when folded.
6.4-inch (25:9, 2480 x 892) rear display, when folded.
8-inch (8:7.1, 2480 x 2200) main display, when unfolded.
Compared to the rival Samsung Galaxy F, the Huawei Mate X places its fold-out screen on the outside of the device, so that it covers the front and rear of the phone when closed. In both modes, the display is larger than Samsung's. Huawei's device is also flatter and thinner when shut. However, unlike Samsung's Galaxy Fold it does not have a second display on its reverse side.

For comparison's sake, Huawei said:

  • the Mate X's screen is 8in (20.3cm) when unfolded
    when closed, the Mate X's larger screen is 6.8in and the smaller one 6.6in
    when shut, the Mate X is 11mm (0.43in) thick
    Samsung's Fold's main screen is 7.3in (18.5cm) when unfolded
    the Fold's other display is 4.6in
    the Fold measures 17mm (0.67in) thick at its widest point when closed

The processor at the heart of the Mate X is Huawei’s Kirin 980. Alongside that chip is Huawei’s own Balong 5000 5G modem. The device has also a dual-SIM card slot, or you can add one of Huawei’s Nano Memory Cards.

It is powered by an impressive 4,500mAh battery . It’s accompanied by an upgraded 55W version of Huawei SuperCharge, which will top up the Mate X to 85 percent in 30 minutes. The power key on the side of the Huawei Mate X also houses a fingerprint sensor.

The Mate X will be priced at 2,299 euros ($2,607) when it goes on sale later this year, setting a new upper limit for consumer smartphones...

interesting.  i think samsung is better at making the screen flatter and even when gets unfolded than Huawei.  Although samsung fold smartphone screen is a bit smaller than huawei Mate X, but its cheaper too and has smoother and flatter screen.

Here is the link to the video description of the Huawei mate x smartphone:

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