Samsung is planning to launch the first foldable smartphone Galaxy Fold this year. The phone’s late April launch got delayed when the reviewers found durability issues in the screen of the phone. But, Huawei might throw cold water on their plans by launching their Mate X before.
However, Huawei has always kept the actual launch date of Mate X under the wraps. The tech giant announced that their foldable smartphone will launch in September. But, Samsung Galaxy Fold might not be the first foldable smartphone to turn up in the stores.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) February 25, 2019
Huawei Mate X posters spotted at a shop in China
When Huawei postponed the launch of Mate X, we thought that the tech giant is taking extra measures so that they don’t face the same issues what Samsung had to face. But, now it seems like Huawei has already started preparing the marketing material for Mate X.
— Huawei Mate X (@huaweimatex) March 23, 2019
Huawei Mate X : The future of smartphones
— Huawei Mate X (@huaweimatex) March 7, 2019
A poster was spotted at a Chinese shop promoting Huawei’s first foldable smartphone. The poster does not list any specific dates but definitely hints that the launch is near. Even the Huawei’s product division Head stated in an interview that Mate X will be available in stores in China in late July or early August.
Rumoured Specifications of Mate X
- Display: Main Screen- 6.6 inches; Back screen- 6.38 inches; On unfolding(tablet screen)- 8 inches, OLED display
- Resolution: Main Screen- 2480*1148 pixels; Back screen- 2480*2200 pixels; On unfolding(tablet screen)- 2480*2200 pixels
- Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
- New Balong 5000 5G modem along with 5G antenna for 5G connectivity
- Battery: 4,500 mAh; 55-watt Supercharge system
- Camera: 40 MP wide-angle lens; 16 MP ultra-wide angle lens; 8 MP telephoto lens
- The camera will be built using unique Leica Lenses
Huawei and Samsung in a tough competition
However, Huawei might also feel intense pressure as Samsung is rumoured to be gearing up for announcing their second foldable smartphone, Galaxy Fold 2.
This might happen before Huawei launches its first foldable phone Mate X. But, Samsung has not spilt the beans about the Galaxy Fold 2 yet.
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