Huawei just finished their main speech in Barcelona, where they introduced their first collapsible smartphone. While many will disagree, I found that Huawei's design is far superior to Samsung's new Galaxy Fold.
In a report we posted yesterday about folding smartphones, I had noticed that "… if Huawei sells the phone closer to Galaxy Fold, then it becomes clear that both companies simply use their respective folding phones as marketing tools, which shows that the new category is not really ready for prime time. "Today's revelations in some ways showed it, at least for a short time.
As far as a design goes, Huawei's new Mate X has a Wow factor for the Galaxy Fold not to deliver. On the back is the only Wow factor that most people will remember today it's a crazy US $ 2600 or $ 3,400 Canadian price tag. Clearly Samsung and Huawei play PR games here to showcase innovation that will never fly in the regular market. To be sure both folding smartphones are not a threat to Apple for the foreseeable future.
Huawei's CEO, Richard Yu, did not rush into the main entrance to start mocking Apple and Samsung in every turn. Below are a number of screenshots where he specifically compared their new Mate X with the iPhone XS Max or Samsung's new Galaxy Fold.
If this were Apple launches this smartphone, we would all be supercharged and praise it to no end. So you have to give it to Huawei to develop a very cool new category device, even though it's little more than a PR pony at the moment.
Huawei simplified the design by just having one screen used as opposed to Samsung's dual display setup. Instead of having cameras in three portions of Galaxy Fold, Huawei intelligently placed a front-panel camera that meets your every need.
The new Mate X also turns Samsung's battery size while the overall design becomes much thinner. In fact, so thin or smaller than an Apple iPad when it's closed, according to Huawei.
It's not going to sell until late this year, and if it does, it gets 5G ready.
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