The foldable phones had their party at the MWC Barcelona this year, but none seemed to receive as much attention as the Huawei Mate X. Samsung should probably leave Spain as predicted by the industry. Instead, the Mate X makes the headlines in its unique and elegant design. But Huawei was not happy to take the foldable phone crown from the MWC; The Chinese telecommunications company also took a picture of Samsung in an interview.
Talk with Internal businessRichard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, said the company originally designed a device that resembled that of Samsung Galaxy Fold. This was not "good" however, according to Yu, so Huawei abandoned it and moved on to other concepts.
"I think having two screens, a front screen and a back screen, makes the phone too heavy," Yu said. Internal business, with reference to the Galaxy Fold. "We had several solutions, but we canceled them. We had three projects simultaneously. We had something even better than [the Samsung Galaxy Fold], killed by me. It was bad. "
While the Galaxy Fold has a tablet-sized screen on the inside and a small touch screen on the outside, the Mate X's flexible display is on the outer shell from the device and folds seamlessly from a smartphone into an 8-inch tablet. Both designs have advantages and disadvantages (the Mate X seems extremely brittle and the Galaxy Fold has not quite folded), but the Mate X has an advantage in the field of appearances.
Until the phones begin to be delivered to consumers, it is impossible to say which product will be the most successful, but in both cases, with respective price tags of € 2,299 (2). $ 600) for Huawei's Mate X and $ 1,980 for the Galaxy Fold, the demand for the first batch of folding phones will be limited. Nevertheless, while Huawei is fighting and trying to demolish Samsung to position it in the global smartphone market, it does not hurt to take a shove or two on the competition.