Huawei has become the latest regular smartphone manufacturer to reveal a collapsible smartphone, but $ 2,600 Mate X takes another Samsung's recently launched Galaxy Fold approach by putting the screen on the outside of the bend, rather than the inside.
Revealed at the Mobile World Congress, Huawei Mate X is billed as a 5G portable foldable smartphone. Using a Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge, the device can switch between a 6.6-inch smartphone with front and back OLED monitors to a larger 8-inch tablet.
While Samsung Galaxy Fold chooses to put the screen on The inside of the bend, Huawei chose to place it externally, a decision that puts much less strain on the screen from repeated bending. Such a feature is also risky from the point of view of use, as it means that the screen is not so protected from other things, such as the keys in the pocket, as opposed to the interior display design.
The device has a trio of cameras in the bump, and they are located only on one side of the device, without sensors on the screen when opened as a tablet. The users can take self portraits by folding the device and having the camera side facing them, with the partial display showing the viewfinder right next to the cameras.
Inside Mate X is a Kirin 980 processor and 7-nanometer 5G Balong 500 chipset, claiming to offer up to 4.6 Gbps download speeds, and will support both SA and NSA architectures. While few details have been revealed about the site, it includes a "Fingerbutton Power Button" to wake up the device and approve the user, as well as a quick charge control that provides up to 85 percent of the 4,500mAh battery in just 30 minutes.
Arriving in June, Huawei Mate X will start from $ 2,299 ($ 2,611), which is significantly higher than Samsung's sub-$ 2000 unit.
Apple apparently has shown interest in producing a form of collapsible smartphone, one that analysts suggest can start as early as 2020. Rumors have also suggested that Apple has worked with LG on such a concept, where the two reported collaborating a flexible OLED display that can be used in such a device.
Besides rumors, patents and applications, also serves as proof of Apple's work in the field. It has many such archives linked to flexible displays, wrap-around displays and hinged devices, as well as supporting ideas such as elastic substrates to connect components together, and how to activate the strength of the power of flexible devices.