The war of the flexible phones at the market has begun. But do we really need these? A few days ago Samsung announced it’s first flexible smartphone. A few days later as a reply, Huawei has announced the Mate X today equipped with flexible screen and with 5G.
Let’s start with the screen, which is 8” when its open. While the Samsung Galaxy Fold holds inside the main screen and there’s a smaller part outside, Huawei Mate X contains only one screen and it locates outside when it is bent. When the phone is closed, the screen is 6,6 wide and 2400×1800 pixels. While the back of it is 6,38 and 2480×699 pixels, for example, for taking selfies. When the phone is open, 8″ wide and 2480×2200 pixels with 8:7.1 ratio. With the folded OLED panel the device is only 11mm thick,while opened 5,4mm. The hinge, which is responsible for the bending consists of 100 components. The engineers worked more than 3 years on it.
The device contains the Kirin 980 processor, which also can be found in Huawei Mate 20 pro and balong 5000 modem with the ability to 5G, moreover, it assists the future SA and NSA.
This is paired with 8GB RAM and with a storage of 512 GB. The Huawei Mate X has an enormous 4600mAh battery. The 55W fast charger (Type-C) charges up the battery to 85% in 30 minutes (most powerful charger within smartphone industry).
Speaking about cameras, there is less in it than in the Samsung. At the back there are 3 cameras which are developed by Leica. There is a telephoto, a normal and an ultrawide just like by the Mate 20 Pro. There is no selfie cam, you just turn over the phone and use the rear cameras.
- 40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″
- 16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide)
- 8 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto)
At the end of the presentation, Richard Yu promised that Mate X will be available at the beginning of the year with its 2299 euros (approximately $2600), which is more than Galaxy Fold’s. So there are two flexible mobiles both costing a fortune: One from Samsung, one from Huawei. Multitasking, and working on it probably much easier on them, but do we really need these?
Do you guys believe that this is the future?