Samsung released its Galaxy Fold just several weeks ago, and it looks like the rival Huawei didn’t want to be outdone. The two companies are fighting for supremacy in Asia regarding smartphone manufacturing, even though Samsung seems to have the upper hand. The foldable phone released by the South Korean company hasn’t been received very well by the public, so maybe this time Huawei will teach Samsung how it’s done.
Huawei’s foldable smartphone is the Mate X 5G, with an 8-inch display when it’s unfolded and when it practically becomes a tablet.
Already launched in China
The Huawei Mate X 5G has already been launched in the company’s home country, in China. The device has not one, but three generous display screens. While the gadget is folded, there would be a 6.6-inch front screen and a 6.38-inch screen in the back. The front display is of a flexible OLED type, and it offers full HD+ screen resolution. The processor powering the device is Huawei’s Kirin 980.
Mate X 5G packs a powerful camera setup on the rear: 40MP+8MP+16MP. It features a great 4,500mAh battery with a 55W SuperCharge fast charging support.
If you think that Samsung’s Galaxy Fold was too expensive, keep in mind that the Mate X 5G created by Huawei has a starting price of CNY16,999, which means around $2400. Galaxy Fold was way cheaper, a bit under $2000.
Huawei doesn’t stop here
Huawei has made an announcement during the same event that another foldable 5G smartphone will be launched in the first quarter of 2020. It will pack the more powerful Kirin 990SoC processor.
Perhaps the biggest question now is how strong the Mate X 5G is in comparison with the Galaxy Fold. Samsung’s device has been considered to be way too fragile, lacking even dustproof and waterproof. Samsung even recommends avoiding getting it close to iron objects.
The selling of Huawei Mate X 5G will start on November 15.