Huawei Mate X: foldable 5G smartphone that costs $2600

Unlike the Galaxy Fold, the Mate X folds up to 180 degrees apart without any visible gap. It's called Mate X and is more expensive than Samsung's Galaxy Fold. This is different from Samsung's approach, which folds the screen inward and puts a smaller second screen on the back of the Galaxy Fold. When folded, the HUAWEI Mate X shows a view finder on both sides, so even the subjects in the frame can contribute to the creative process.

At eight inches, Huawei's phone folds out to a bigger display screen than Samsung's Galaxy Fold, which extends to 7.3 inches.

The handset features re-designed Leica cameras, with the single trio of cameras on the back panel playing the roles of both front and rear cameras thanks to the foldable design.

For power the Huawei Mate X has two cells totalling 4,500mAh.

Huawei's Mate X has just one screen on the outside.

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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. It is made up of more than 100 components.

No doubt spurred by the recent launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, Oppo VP Brian Shen posted pictures of the as-yet-unnamed device on Weibo. "There is no space between the two parts of the phone when it is open, and that means we can enjoy looking at the full screen because there is no "notch", he continued.

Let's take a look at Mate X and what it actually promises. The Mate X's hinge folds outward as opposed to the inward-folding design of the Samsung Galaxy Fold which was announced last week during MWC19. The Mate X, with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage, starts at €2,299 ($3,425 CAD at the time of writing).

Owners of the S10 will also be treated to an embedded fingerprint scanner under the display and a technology which allows the other phones and accessories to wireless charge when placed against this new Samsung flagship. Handily, with 55W Huawei SuperCharge, you can charge the phone up to 85 per cent in 30 minutes. Huawei's version includes 5G capabilities, a part of their business which has previously come under fire, with various countries, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada expressing misgivings about using the Chinese company's 5G within their own borders.

  • Delia Davidson