MWC 2019: Oppo's Folding Phone is Too Similar to Huawei's

MWC 2019: Oppo's Folding Phone is Too Similar to Huawei's

Huawei has launched its foray into foldable smartphones, with the Huawei Mate X officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2019 as a competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Fold and a device that could focus on productivity. Take a look at how this phone bends differently than its competition and costs even more!

The race to build the best foldable phone is officially on. We are seeing a lot of progress. Dex is easy to invoke via a simple swipe on the cover screen after connecting the phone to an external display via a USB Type-C cable. In its folded position, it has a main screen of 6.6 inches for a standard smartphone display.

The four-day MWC2019 opened its doors on Monday and is expected to attract 110,000 visitors from 200 countries, in which around 2,400 companies will be exhibiting their products.

The foldable smartphone comes in a new Interstellar Blue "that epitomizes the beauty of technology and sets a higher bar for future smartphones".

Social media has been abuzz with chatter about Huawei's new device, with many commentators saying Mate X appears to have knocked off Samsung in the foldable smartphone battle at this stage. When folded, the Galaxy Fold looks more or less like a regular phone with a really small display, and it's also quite narrow. Allowing subjects to see their image before taking shots will help Mate X owners become the next Instagram superstar.

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"The fact that a phone can fold will not be able to attract consumers", said local think tank KT Economics and Management, adding comfortable UX and UI and apps optimized for a large screen are some of the prerequisites for the wider adoption of two-in-one devices by general consumers.

The foldable smartphones draw is not one with a flawless raffle yet as we expect more from manufacturers like LG, Xiaomi, and Apple to showcase what they have o offer for 2019. The phone is said to be equipped with Huawei's own Kirin 980 core chip, which also powers the company's latest Mate 20 smartphone. Using its charger, Huawei says the Mate X can charge to 80 percent in approximately 30 minutes.

Finally, unfolding the Mate X results in the AMOLED screen to reveal its true physical dimensions.

The Huawei Mate X will be available in mid-2019 for 2299 Euros. The smartphone runs on an octa-core Exynos 9820 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which is expandable to up to 512GB via microSD card.

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