Huawei to Unveil New Foldable Smartphone that Does Not Fold in Half

Huawei to Unveil New Foldable Smartphone that Does Not Fold in Half

Huawei to Unveil New Foldable Smartphone that Does Not Fold in Half

Samsung's Galaxy Fold, on the other hand, comes fitted with two screens - a 7.3-inch internal screen and a 4.6-inch external one.

While Samsung finally launched its much-awaited foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, alongside the Galaxy S10 lineup at its Unpacked event last week, the Korean giant does show off its innovation on the MWC 2019 show floor but behind a closed enclosure. Samsung and Huawei have so far wowed the world with their folding smartphone demos, offering a tantalizing future in which a smartphone can open up into a tablet.

While the specs are top notch the real genius here is the design of the Mate X. Huawei's wraparound approach with a built-in grip is practical for a couple of reasons.

Huawei's foldable, the Mate X, is expected to come out in the middle of the year, but it doesn't have a set release date yet. However, Samsung's Galaxy Fold can't be laid totally flat.

Huawei's foldable smartphone officially measures at 11 millimeters in thickness when folded outward, meaning the display has a curvature of at least 11 millimeters to fold out. Before unfolding there is a 6.6 inche front screen with a resolution of 2480 x 1148, and a rear display measuring 6.38 inches with a resolution of 2480 x 892.

According to Huawei, the reason was simply a strong demand for its premium smartphones. The new design offers users the ability to add a detachable second screen to the phone as an accessory. It's also thinner. Gizmodo likes that its flexible display opens outwards instead of inwards like Samsung's, saving the Mate X an extra screen and two cameras.

It is powered by the Kirin 980 paired with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.

Huawei claims its phone combines the world's first 7nm 5G multi-mode modem, the Balong5000, with the Kirin980 for unrivaled speed.

"With this technology, costs are high". The prototype of the foldable phone by Oppo appears to boast a dual-LED flash on its camera module and it even has an Oppo branding on the thick bar.

We told you back in December that Samsung wasn't going to be targeting the mass market with its super-expensive, ultra-luxe Galaxy Fold - the plan here is not for this to be some kind of iPhone-killer from Samsung. (In some cases, the device maker will also choose to sell new products directly to consumers at the same time carriers do.) We know that the phone will launch with exclusive partner Verizon sometime in Q2 before becoming available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the following months.

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