Huawei's Mate X foldable phone looks way better than Samsung's Galaxy Fold

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Smartphone companies have been in the game to create the first fully-functional foldable phone which is the latest goal in smartphone innovation.

So what is it?

All of this comes together in one futuristic phone, a phone that is a true embodiment of those dreams we had as kids and those gadgets we saw in sci-fi movies.

Huawei simplified the design by only having the one screen used right in contrast to Samsung's dual display setup. In contrast, Samsung's closed Galaxy Fold leaves you with a mere 4.6-inch display. "In the folded mode, the front display measures 6.6" and a resolution of 2,480 x 1,148p, while the rear measures 6.3" with a 2,480 x 1,052p resolution.

This means the screen sits flush when it's folded back on itself. When folded, it has a 6.6-inch display on the front and 6.38-inch on the back. In other words it's a lot skinnier, and there's a reason for that.

Unlike the Galaxy Fold, the Mate X has screens on only one side of the device when unfolded. There is no notch here, just the display with its thin bezels and vivid, lively colors. Instead it has a grip that takes up some of the space on the rear of the phone. This is where the three camera lenses are, alongside a fingerprint-scanning power button and a USB-C port. The design approach is very different to that of Samsung and Huawei. You can take a picture using the main display while the subject is visible in the secondary display that is facing them. There's a big difference however: the Mate X's display folds on the outside of the device, as opposed to the Galaxy Fold's inward folding design. For comparison, the Galaxy Fold will start from $1980 in the U.S. While many people will be perfectly fine with the gap, Huawei has the edge from an engineering standpoint.

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Huawei is pulling out all the stops in other areas, too. That's pretty good going, and thinner than your average rugged smartphone.

Huawei, the world's second biggest smartphone maker ahead of Apple, sold 206 million smartphones in 2018, compared to just over 150 million in the previous year, Yu said. We can't wait to get increasingly in-depth looks at the next-gen device in the future.

The company also said the device will contain a large 4500mAh battery, as well as "SuperCharge" - enabling it to charge from zero to 85% in only 30 minutes.

But when opened out, Huawei's device becomes an 8-inch tablet computer. Under the hood, it's powered by Huawei's Kirin 980 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage (expandable via Huawei's NanoMemory cards). On the flip side, the only Wow factor that most will remember today is it's insane US$2600 or $3,400 Canadian price tag.

Huawei has not yet announced Australian prices for the phone.

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