Challenging the Galaxy Fold: Huawei shakes the market, brings in foldable phone with 5G
Feels like 2050 in 2019 as Huawei presented the refined future of smart phones, the Mate X Foldable Phone at the Mobile World Congress 2019, beating the Samsung Galaxy Fold which is just a week old.
Releasing details and Pricing
The Huawei Mate X is priced at an expensive 2299 Euros with a ram capacity of 8GB and 512 GB storage. Launched on 25th February, Mate X has created its own fandom in merely 2 days. Huawei’s Zealousness has made it impossible for people to keep their eyes off this new toy.
About the phone
The 8GB Ram and 512 GB storage model in a 5G phone has taken the market by a thunder. The device feels heavier than it looks as its Ultra Slim design is a bit deceptive and does not equal to lightweight. The Mate X has an OLED display made of plastic, unlike most smartphones which are made of glass. That is going to be an unavoidable feature for foldable phones as Glass cannot fold. There is no major trouble or cause of concern other then the fact that the plastic screen is prone to scratches, although the plastic display is less reflective which acts as a plus point. Color Ratios, vibrancy, Sharpness and the contrast look as great as they are in any smartphones today.
With a tough battery of 4500 mAh, Mate X promises long-lasting fun and is probably the reason for its heaviness. It also provides incredibly fast charging as it supports 55W. Its battery can go from 0 to 80 in just about 25 minutes, although there is no mention of wireless charging.
The pen tablet is super easy and comfortable to use with both landscape and portrait mode. Unlike Samsung’s Galaxy, the foldable screen of the Mate X is positioned on the outside of the phone, thus making the entire package offered by Huawei way better than the Galaxy. The presenters also say that the phone will run two apps simultaneously on the screen. The phone has been designed to avoid and bony structures forming and stays smooth throughout. But this smoothness does not continue with the hinge, Huawei has added a locking system for the phone in its folded shape which gives a feel as if it is jammed. Although the hinge will not break, the gentleness is broken.
Specifications and Features
The main screen is an 8-inch display, with 8:7:1 aspect ratio and 2480 x 2200 resolution which is just mesmerizing. When folded, the screen gets two separate areas, including a 6.6-inch main display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 2480 x 1148 resolution which the reviewers say is absolutely efficient, and a secondary 6.38-inch screen with a 25:9 aspect ratio and 2480 x 892 resolutions.
The phone’s thinner rear part becomes a stand when folded and the folding-unfolding is a very speedy and an easy process.
In order to save the device from breaking, Huawei has launched a jumbo cover for the 6.38-inch screen which allows the user to use the 6.6-inch display like a smartphone.
Like all the latest smartphones, Mate X comes with a fingerprint sensor built in its power button itself. The device allows the user to access both front and rear camera depending upon the use. Moreover, the big screen benefits the user to view selfies in real time.
It is powered by the latest Balong 5000 5G chip. During Huawei’s presentation in MWC, they said that its 5G tech would deliver sub-6G speeds, which in theory will be twice as fast as Qualcomm’s chips. Real-life 5G speeds will depend on coverage, of course. This means a person can download about 10 gigabytes of data in just 30 seconds.
The Mate X is priced $2600, which is more in comparison to its first world rival, Galaxy Fold which is priced at $1980. The price of the mobile phone is justified as the Huawei Mate X is a far sleeker and smooth foldable phone with a faster processing speed as compared to the Galaxy. You also get an 8GB ram with storage of 512GB and the entire latest foldable tech for all that cash, so why wouldn’t someone buy the future? I’d suggest let’s start saving because Huawei Mate X launches this summer.