Huawei launches $3655 foldable 5G phone the Mate X to rival Samsung

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On folding the device, the main screen reduces to 6.6 inches with a resolution of 2480×1148 pixels. In contrast, Samsung's closed Galaxy Fold leaves you with a mere 4.6-inch display.

Huawei Mate X - Unfolded. Huawei says it has patented the hinge design.

Other new hardware includes the Matebook 14, a 14-inch touchscreen laptop equipped which Huawei said can be used for 14 hours without charging for office work. Because the cameras are all lined up on this "bar", it means that the phone doesn't actually distinguish between rear and front cameras.

Because you can always see at least one screen when folded, Huawei didn't need to add cameras to every side of the device. It also has a power/fingerprint unlocking 2-in-1 power button and Dolby panoramic sound system to give you an innovative experience with a smart connection.

The company also introduced the phone in a series of tweets boasting of its many features.

"No, ' he replied simply, before going on to describe the €2,229 (£2,000) smartphone as launching 'a new era" in mobile technology.

The Mate X features an 8-inch screen and when unfolded, it measures just 5.4mm thin So what is it that makes the foldable Mate X so special compared to the competition?

The Mate X is packing two screens. "Here we see the full footprint of the 8" flexible panel - coming in at a full native resolution of 2480 x 2200 and its quite square-ish 8:7 aspect ratio.

The hinge itself - dubbed, the Falcon Wing design - took three years to flawless and contains more than 100 components, so it's certainly one helluva complicated fold. On these metrics, it beats out Samsung's version which Huawei had no trouble with pointing out. However, based on the sheer look of this thing alone, we already can't wait to get our hands it.

Here comes the deluge of folding phones, folks.

T3 recently got up close and personal with the Huawei Mate X at MWC 2019, so be sure to check back in to T3.com very soon for our early impressions review. Within 30 minutes, Huawei promises, you can charge the Mate X up to 85-percent - or around 3,825 mAh - from fully discharged.

The Huawei Mate X is priced at €2299 (~$2607).

Huawei, which is also the world's biggest producer of telecoms equipment, is under intense scrutiny in the West over USA -led allegations of enabling Chinese state espionage, accusations which the company denies.

There's plenty of space inside the Mate X for some great internal components, and Huawei did not hold back. The speed of the Kirin 980 processor is unknown, as well as the capabilities of its cameras.

The phone also has a dual-SIM card slot, and the second one can also accommodate Huawei's Nano-Memory Cards.

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