Although perhaps a bit pricey for most consumers, the Huawei Mate X foldable phone is quite stunning and impressive to say the least. It’s a mobile device that without question will rival Samsung’s Galaxy Fold foldable phone and tablet.
Everybody is talking about the cutting-edge Huawei Mate X. This phone-tablet hybrid has a 2-in-1 front and rear camera, is 5G compatible (4x faster than 4G) and comes with a split-screen mode. It seamlessly converts from a 6.6-inch phone to an 8-inch tablet.
You can see this stunning device in all it’s glory in a first look video from The Verge below.
The technology is innovative and everyone wants to get their hands on a foldable phone/tablet, but there is one downfall it this time. The price. These fancy new devices aren’t cheap. However, Huawei has hinted at similar future devices that could range in price potentially making such technology more affordable for the average consumer.
Another concern some people already have is durability. With how these devices are designed, how will conventional phone/tablet cases work? If at all?
Differences Between Huawei Mate X and Samsung Galaxy Fold
One of the main differences between the Huawei Mate X and Samsung Galaxy Fold is that Samsung’s device closes like a book whereas the Mate X folds back on itself keeping the screen visible on the outside. The Mate X also has a 4,500-mAh battery (split between 2 separate batteries) while the Galaxy Fold has 4,380-mAh capacity. Without thorough testing we can’t say at this point which device has longer lasting battery life.
Unlike the Mate X, the Galaxy Fold does not offer any expandable storage option. However, the Galaxy Fold does have more RAM at 12GB.
Compared to the Galaxy Fold, the Mate X is noticeably thinner at 11mm thick when folded and only 5.4mm when unfolded.
Huawei’s Mate X also has a patented hinge design with over 100 components and has no visible display notch when unfolded.
Huawei Mate X Specs
- 512GB storage
- 8GB RAM
- Split-screen mode
- 5G ready
- Power button has integrated fingerprint reader
- Tablet View: 8-inch interior OLED display / 2,400×2,200 pixel resolution
- Front Phone View: 6.6-inch display / 2,480×1,148 pixel resolution
- Rear Phone View: 6.38-inch display / 2,480×892 pixel resolution
- 55W Huawei SuperCharge fast charger
- Operating System: Android Pie
- Price: EUR 2,299 (roughly $2,600)
- Color(s): Interstellar Blue
- Availability: Middle of 2019
- HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC
- 2-in-1 front and rear camera with mirror shooting mode powered by Leica optics
- Rear Camera: 40-megapixel + 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel
- Bluetooth: v 5.00
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- USB Type-C: Yes
- Weight: 295g
- Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Barometer
So yes folks, we’re finally entering a foldable phone revolution. Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but could the holographic revolution be next? Also, when will Apple make an appearance in this foldable phones/tablets arena? Time will tell I suppose!