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Problems with Foldable Phones That Can Not Be Ignored

Problems with Foldable Phones That Can Not Be Ignored”

Huawei's Mate X dropped with gusto at Mobile World Congress 2019, and with a price tag that makes the Galaxy Fold look nearly affordable; Huawei, once synonymous with budget devices, is most definitely getting comfortable in the big leagues. As per the company, it is the world's first foldable phone with 5G support. For quite some time, Huawei has reminded the world that it too is just as innovative as some better-established brands, while its Mate X is the phone to prove it. Now and initially the phone has an Interstellar Blue color option only, though the phone is expected to go on sale from the mid of this year.

The press event will happen a few weeks before the Fold is expected to go on sale on April 26th at an astronomical price of $1,980 Dollars (about $2,609 CAD). Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix 3 5G and the Xiaomi Mi 9 today with impressive pricing, and now, Huawei unveiled its first foldable phone. It's 11mm thick when all folded up, and 5.4mm thick when you have it in tablet mode. It's stiff in a high-quality, reassuring way that dissuades you from absentmindedly opening and closing the screen. Featuring what Huawei calls a falcon wing hinge and a flexible exterior screen, the Mate X's design is nearly the exact opposite of what Samsung did with the Galaxy Fold.

The secondary screen is nestled next to a bar on the back (when folded), which is where Huawei has added in its camera technology in collaboration with Leica. Its display measures 6.6-inches when the device is folded and it expands into a tablet-like 8-inch form factor when opened.

However, that 8-inch screen also has its own small issue, because with an aspect ratio of 8:7.1 when fully expanded, the Mate X's screen is almost square, which means you're going to get some pretty severe letterboxing when watching videos.

This provides a bezel-free experience with no notch or display cut-out.

"They made some interesting design choices that not only make the Mate X look different, but in many eyes better than Samsung", Carolina Milanesi, an analyst at Creative Strategies told CNET, a leading website for tech product news. The Mate X folds outwards, and it uses the same cameras as front-facing and rear-facing ones. That translates to overall download rates in excess of 4 Gbps, a figure that Huawei says is more than twice the top speed of Qualcomm's current 5G modem, the Snapdragon X50. There's 8GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage on this device. The Huawei handset is larger in both modes, and thinner when closed. There appears to be a four-camera array in the sidebar.

Samsung Electronics president DJ Koh, who unfolded its large screen on stage, called the device's arrival "the launch of a whole new smartphone category". However, if you do lose out on charging the device, well, the 55W SuperCharge adapter is here to the rescue.



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