The foldable design means this likely insanely expensive concept phone has a screen that is fully plastic, with no glass in sight.
Huawei plans to start shipping its first foldable device sometime in mid-2019 but admitted finding it hard to lower the cost of making the unique phone.
Francisco Jeronimo, an associate vice-president with IDC, said the Mate X's "form factor seems a lot more user friendly than the Samsung Galaxy Fold". According to Huawei, the Balong 5000 is twice as fast as the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 modem inside competing 5G devices like the Galaxy S10 or the Mi Mix 3 5G. Apparently Huawei has used its position as the supplier of 5G networking hardware to make sure its new phones have a greater degree of futureproofing from this perspective. However, when unfolded it creates a combined 8-inch display. When it's closed it has 6.6 inch display "for one hand operation" and 6.38 inch display on the back. ITWC had the privilege for an exclusive photoshoot of the phone behind closed doors.
Instead they are placed on the flipside of the device on a strip that also features a fingerprint sensor. On these metrics, it beats out Samsung's version which Huawei had no trouble with pointing out.
Huawei calls the new hinge system a "Falcon hinge". "Our engineers have been working on this for over three years".
Huawei accomplished this by reducing the width of one half of the display and inserted a ridge along on the right edge of the phone.
Huawei's CEO, Richard Yu, wasted no time in his keynote to start mocking Apple and Samsung at every turn.
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Huawei says Mate X pricing will be at €2,299 for a configuration with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, with a release timeframe for the middle of 2019.
Huawei has not yet announced Australian prices for the phone.
Xiaomi also showcased the Mi 9 for the European market. The Chinese company allowed attendees at the event to get a close look at the handset following its unveiling.
Tech Advisor was at a preview event to view the new phone before its announcement.
Huawei did not unveil any new smartphones a year ago at MWC 2018, choosing to postpone the launch of the P20 series until March. "We can do it at a price point that will be more accessible, and then we can address a wider segment of consumers", Gerdon said.
Thus, it becomes apparent, that the Huawei Mate X will in no way be a mass consumer product.
It comes with a touchscreen that boast a 3000 by 2000 resolution and 260 PPI (pixels per inch). The speed of the Kirin 980 processor is unknown, as well as the capabilities of its cameras. It is the first PC with that feature.