Just a few days ago, Samsung just revealed its very first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold. Now, thanks to a promotional banner, we have our first sneak peek at Huawei’s take on the foldable smartphone, the possibly soon-to-launch Huawei Mate X.
The leaked happened on the eve of the 2019 Mobile World Congress trade show, and came from Twitter user @Gimme2pm
— 红军第十九冠 (@gimme2pm) February 22, 2019
As can be seen on the banner, Huawei’s design is entirely different from Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. Instead of folding in half with its tablet screen inwards, much like a book, the Huawei Mate X folds the screen outwards instead, meaning that there is only one large screen on the phone instead of two like on Samsung’s.
Of course, a lot still remains to be seen, such as the pricing details of the phone though we can already see from the banner that the Mate X will be packing 5G. On their Twitter, Huawei has also made a post teasing their newest foldable phone.
The countdown is on. Just 3 days to go before we are #ConnectingTheFuture LIVE from #MWC @GSMA. Come with us on the journey at 14:00 CET, 24.02.19: https://t.co/kXAdjtysr2 … #MWC2019 #HuaweiMWC pic.twitter.com/Ltye0CJBHT
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) February 21, 2019
Huawei will be hosting a press conference on February 24, 2019, where it will be announcing a whole slew of products under its belt, including the Mate X. Let us hope that it will be able to stand toe to toe with Samsung’s iteration of a foldable smartphone.
With Samsung, and now Huawei, officially releasing their foldable smartphones, Xiaomi, the ball’s in your court now.
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