Huawei unveils 5G foldable smartphone to challenge Samsung Galaxy Fold

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When folded, the device is only 11mm thick, and that's still thinner than most other foldable devices that we have seen so far.

Compared to the Galaxy Fold, the Mate X has some noticeable advantages that make it a more promising foldable phone.

Now, speaking of that cover display, we believe the Galaxy Fold's display cover is a bit too small and could have been larger, but we can see the logic behind Samsung's philosophy.

Like other recent Huawei devices, the Mate X is powered by a 7nm Kirin 980 chipset. Not only does it fold outwards, but it also has that bump on the back where the cameras are located, which improves grip on the device, and sits next to the display when the phone is folded.

Some market analysts pointed out, however, technical superiority does not always lead to success in the market as curved-screen smartphones, like Samsung's Galaxy Round and LG Electronics G Flex, proved. Samsung did not reveal modem specifications for Galaxy Fold in particular.

Huawei "Mate X" is a 5G-enabled foldable smartphone that costs 2,299 euros whereas Samsung kept the option of 5G capability in its $2,000 4G "Galaxy Fold" which could be put to use as and when 5G rolls out.

Rory Cellan-Jones, the BBC's technology correspondent said, "Security concerns about Huawei's 5G kit are a shadow hanging over the whole of this year's Mobile World Congress".

Mr Yu said foldable phones will be the future of the smartphone industry, and that the Chinese firm believes it can be the number one company in the industry "within two years - maybe even next year". There appears to be no gap in the device's fold which means the display wouldn't have a crease. There's a massive 4500mAh battery inside the device. And when unfolded, you have some serious screen real estate for movie watching. What this boils down to is that the Mate X is ready for the next-generation mobile broadband. The handheld bar is also a room for all important components and hardware, including a re-designed Leica three camera system for the phone. There's super-fast 55W charging that will get this thing up and running quick with Huawei teasing it can charge 85% of its battery in just 30 minutes which is incredible. 8GB of RAM is installed, and 512GB of storage comes as standard but it can be supplemented by up to a 256GB memory card if you only use SIM slot #1.

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