Smartphones are continually seeing innovation, and as a result, the newest trend that these manufacturers are investing behind are foldable displays. This would allow the phone to have one seamless display resembling a tablet that would fold in half to then resemble a phone. The idea sounds like a novelty and something that has been discussed for the past years. However, it is now the time that foldable phones are about to hit the market.
Announced around the same time as the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the Huawei’s Mate X has been announced to go on sale next month finally.
The phone supports 5G with a 4,500mAh battery. When unfolded, the screen size is 8 inches diagonal, and when folded, a screen size of 6.6 inches. Unlike the Galaxy Fold, the Mate X folds outwards, meaning that the same screen that was used for the tablet will be used as the phone, while the other hand would rest behind the phone, exposed to your hands. This means that there is no proper protection to the back-half of the screen, and could be prone to scratches.
The phone will start shipping in China on November 15th for a price equivalent to $2,400. Compared to the Galaxy Fold, it launched at the cost of $2,000, which still makes it the more enticing folding phone for this year.