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Huawei first announced its gorgeous Mate X folding Android flagship back in late February, and it has been withheld from release since that time. A lot has happened in the past eight months, including Huawei getting the stiff-arm from the U.S. government. This has resulted in component delays and Huawei being banned from preloading Google apps onto its smartphones (along with hampering the company's licensing of Android). Despite those hiccups, Huawei announced today that the Mate X will go on sale next month; November 15th to be exact. At this point, the launch is unfortunately limited just to Huawei's home market of China.  “Our strategy is based on carriers’... Read more...
Huawei is taking some extra time to tweak (and possible redesign) its folding Mate X smartphone before it launches. As such, it will no longer launch in September, though Huawei is confident it can get a product shipping to consumers before the end of the year. This latest delay means Samsung can still beat Huawei to the punch. Technically, Samsung already did, though its Galaxy Fold suffered from dire launch issues resulting in it being pulled from the market. Simply stated, the Galaxy Fold was not ready for prime time—multiple reviewers reported screen damage, and a subsequent teardown analysis showed where dust could potentially sneak in and wreak havoc. While there is some benefit to... Read more...
Following the troubles Samsung has had in releasing its Galaxy Fold, a folding smartphone that proved to not be ready for prime time, rival Huawei has decided to delay the launch of its own folding Mate X. Huawei wants to perform some additional testing to ensure that its own version of the folding phone does not run into the same issues as the Galaxy Fold. First announced in February, Huawei at the time said the Mate X would launch in mid-2019 starting at €2,299 (around $2,600 in US currency). It is a similar device to the Galaxy Fold, in that the screen can be folded, albeit by wrapping around the front and back. This allows owners of the device to use it as a traditional smartphone when... Read more...
So far this year, we've two production near-production folding smartphones from Samsung and Huawei. Both smartphones have folding OLED display panels that can fold in half, making for a more pocketable device when not in use. However, both the Galaxy Fold and the Mate X exhibit an unsightly display crease when fully unfurled. A newly granted Microsoft patent, however, look to solve the display crease problem with an innovative hinge mechanism beneath the display. The patent, which was first discovered by Windows United, is entitled “Moveable display supports, computing devices using same, and methods of use” and was granted on June... Read more...
When it comes to the market for folding smartphones, things are just getting started. In late February, Samsung pulled the wraps off its Galaxy Fold which will be available for purchase this year in the United States. A few days later, Huawei unveiled its sleek Mate X, which won’t [officially] be sold here. Other companies are confirmed to be developing folding smartphones including Xiaomi and Motorola, and the market for these devices is expected to slowly grow over the next four years. According to Garner, folding smartphones will take up 5 percent of the flagship smartphone segment by 2023. Given current smartphone trends and future projections, that would... Read more...
If you thought the Mate X was the only folding smartphone in Huawei's stable, well, you thought right. Every other phone Huawei offers sticks to the standard blueprint for smartphone design, at least as it pertains to the form factor. But while that is the case right now, Huawei thinks the landscape could look very different in just a couple of years. The operative word there is "could," as in, it is certainly possible that Huawei could crank out a bunch more folding smartphones. Huawei CEO Richard Yu talked a little bit about folding phones during a question and answer session with the media, following a keynote in Paris. One of the members of the media asked specifically if half of Huawei's... Read more...
At this point, the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X are known quantities in the folding Android smartphone realm. But one other top Android OEM, Xiaomi, is also looking to throw its hat in the race. We’ve previously seen the company’s folding smartphone on video, and now the device has returned in newly released footage. The video posted to YouTube is just 10 seconds long, and shows the device first being used in a tablet configuration. Then, the device is rotated 90 degrees and two “wings” of the display fold under, giving it a more compact frame. This “double fold” design is a bit trickier than the “single fold”... Read more...
When it comes to folding smartphones, there are two entries that have been brought to the tablet by mainstream OEMs: the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. The devices pack large folding s and are powered by burly octa-core processors; the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 on the former, and the Kirin 980 on the latter. However, each of those smartphones is priced through the stratosphere. The Galaxy Fold carries a price tag of $1,980, while the Mate X will set you back a whopping $2,600. Motorola may be going for the more practical approach with its upcoming RAZR remake, as witnessed by the specs that the folks over at XDA-Developers were able to dig up on the folding... Read more...
Samsung may have been the first mainstream smartphone company to unveil a production folding smartphone, but Huawei arguably stole the limelight with its more elegant Mate X. While the Galaxy Fold has a display that folds inward (which admittedly adds additional protection) and has a smaller secondary display on the outside, the Mate X's display folds outward.  The Mate X's design means that the display is always visible, even when folded. The display may be more prone to damage when dropped, but damn it sure does look good in the process. Huawei Mate X However, a new patent filing from Samsung -- which was unearthed by Let's Go Digital-- shows that the company's second-generation... Read more...
Over the past several months, Motorola has dropped hints that it would like to release a folding smartphone as the spiritual successor to its famed Moto RAZR family. Those intentions came more into focus when a patent filing revealed drawings of the device in question. Now, a new report from Engadget all but confirms the company’s intentions to re-enter the fray to tackle devices like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X. "We started to work on foldables a long time ago," said Motorola VP of Global Product Dan Dery. "And we have been doing a lot of iteration." According to Dery, Motorola doesn’t want to be last major player on the market... Read more...
We got out first glimpse at Huawei's Mate X on Friday when the smartphone was leaked via a banner advertisement. But now, we're getting our first real look at the smartphone in the flesh, and boy does it look good. Samsung struck the first blow with its Galaxy Fold, but Huawei has arguably created a more desirable and stylish design with the Mate X. In its fully unfurled configuration, the Mate X takes on the form of an 8-inch tablet with minimal bezels all around. This gives you access to an 8:7 aspect ratio display with a 24820x2200 resolution. However, when folded -- the Mate X folds so that its folding display is presented outwards instead of inward like the Galaxy Fold --... Read more...
Samsung isn't the only major smartphone OEM that is looking to dabble in folding smartphones. Huawei was widely expected to show off its first folding smartphone at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019), but the design of the smartphone has already been leaked. A banner that was being erected to promote the phone was spied ahead of its big unveil and it appears to take a slightly different approach compared to what we saw with the Galaxy Fold. The Huawei Mate X appears to house quite a few sensors and cameras (we spy at least three) along a prominent "spine" that runs down one side of the device.  The display is hinged in the center and when folded closed, the display... Read more...
Is 256GB of internal storage – as seen on the iPhone X -- not enough for your smartphone needs? Well, it appears that Huawei is looking to leapfrog the competition with 512GB of internal storage on an upcoming smartphone model. News of this storage windfall came courtesy of a listing for an upcoming Huawei filing for with TENAA, a Chinese regulatory agency. In addition to the 512MB of storage, the listing also shows that the smartphone has 6GB of RAM onboard. The fact that 512GB smartphones would be arriving sometime this year isn't exactly a surprise. In late 2018, Samsung announced that it was shipping 512GB eUFS V-NAND for smartphone applications. Samsung's offering uses 64-layer 512-gigabit... Read more...