When Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold, almost everyone was really surprised by the phone. Samsung's foldable phone was so far the best we've seen – and surprisingly, it did not last too long. Huawei unveiled its own foldable phone, the Mate X, yesterday and it's more than just the Galaxy Fold.
Huawei's Mate X has a large 8: 7.1 screen when open, and when folded, you get a full 19.5: 9 (6.6 ") screen in the front, as well as a 6.38 screen. inch (25: 9 format) on the back of the unit. The screen located at the back serves as a secondary screen, for example, to display the camera's preview when you take pictures with the rear camera. But more importantly, the 6.6-inch screen at the front that you get when folded exceeds the Galaxy Fold's tiny 4.6-inch screen. This was really the most important point of the Galaxy Fold, making the device very strange when folded.
Even in this case, the Huawei Mate X is only 5.4 mm thick when open, which is thinner than the latest iPad Pro. When folded, the device is only 11mm thick, which is even thinner than most other folding devices we've seen so far.
Regarding the design, the Mate X easily beats the Galaxy Fold – there are no notches on the screen, and you get an almost on-board screen design that is truly gorgeous.
Under the hood, the Mate X comes with the "first chipset in the world" 5G 7nm with the Kirin 980 and Balong 5000. It has 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. The device features a 4500mAh battery that can be charged quickly with Huawei's 55W SuperCharge, which can charge 85% of the charge in just 30 minutes.
Huwaei still has some work to do in software. Unlike Galaxy Fold, you can only run two apps side-by-side on the Mate X, which is not that bad, but Galaxy Fold's ability to run three apps at once will be really useful. At 2299 euros (about 2600 dollars), however, the Mate X is much more expensive than the Galaxy Fold at 1980 dollars. It will be available around mid-2019.
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