Archive for February 24, 2019

Huawei Joins The Foldable Phone Party With The Mate X

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 24, 2019 by itnerd

Huawei clearly had time to come up with new products rather than deal with their spying issues as today they unveiled their own foldable smartphone at Mobile World Congress, the Huawei Mate X. It’s a straight shot at Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and early reports say that it is better than the Galaxy Fold and way more expensive. The Mate X uses what Huawei calls a “Falcon Wing” design with a stretchable hinge that allows the smartphone to transform from a 6.6-inch OLED smartphone to an 8-inch OLED tablet. Also the display is visible on both the front and back of the device when collapsed down to smartphone view. So compared to the Galaxy Fold it has more screen real estate. The┬ácamera system includes a 40-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 16-megapixel ultra wide angle lens, and an 8 megapixel telephoto lens. There’s also a fourth camera that will be activated later. Whatever that means.

One key feature is that it comes with a 5G modem which is a big jump over the foldable phone from Samsung. A fingerprint sensor is integrated into the power switch for biometric authentication purposes, it has a 55W SuperCharge feature that lets the included 4,500mAh battery charge to 85 percent within 30 minutes.

You can score one in April for a mere $2600 USD. Affordable this is not. Check out this video from Engadget of the phone:

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