Oppo’s foldable smartphone is another futuristic wraparound display device

James Marshall
February 27, 2019

Huawei's panel, meanwhile, is completely uncovered whether the Mate X is folded or not.

Huawei has also announced that its offering will have 5G connection while the Galaxy Fold will only be 4G-enabled.

A new, purpose-designed 4500 mAh battery is packed in Huawei Mate X's 5.4 mm-thick body, combined with the AI smart power saving technology, fulfilling the demand for greater battery performance in the 5G era. Yu said this smartphone is also designed for the future 5G, though Huawei's presence is much stronger than that of a smartphone manufacturer.

While the specs are top notch the real genius here is the design of the Mate X. Huawei's wraparound approach with a built-in grip is practical for a couple of reasons.

The MWC 2019 has been covered up by the announcements of Samsung's Galaxy S10 series, the Galaxy Fold, Huawei's Mate X device, and other headliners.

Stay tuned for more on Huawei Mate X. Of course, it's actually more than that because of the gap at the hinged end and a second slide claimed a total thickness of 17mm for the Galaxy Fold. When the handset is folded, it looks like a smartphone with two screens, and when it's unfolded, you have a nearly-square tablet with very thin bezels.

He designed the imaginary "iPhone X Fold", a handset with two displays - the outer screen featuring a 1:3 aspect ratio and the inner has a 2:3 aspect ratio. The Galaxy Note 9, introduced in August previous year, features a 6.4-inch display, however, rumors suggest that the Note 10 could sport a 6.75-inch display - the largest ever in the Galaxy Note series, PhoneArena reports.

The device will be slightly redesigned, it will probably sport different corners or something of the sort, and a curved display will make a comeback.

According to Huawei, the Kirin 980 and Balong 5000 modem are capable of 4.6Gbps downlink speeds, which are double the industry standard for 5G and ten times what's now available with 4G networks. The Fold X, for comparison, places the screen on the inside, with a secondary screen on the outside for use when the device is shut. The phone features 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.

If there is anything foldable smartphones so far have shown, it is that they are highly priced.

Most technology giants came up with the smartphone-meets-tablet configuration with the flexible displays, however, Nubia has distinguished itself by launching a folding wearable that packs nearly all of the functionalities of a smartphone.

Next, we finally got a look at Oppo's folding phone, and.it was just the Mate X again.

While the many devices might tell you that foldable devices are here to stay, they will ship sometime later in 2019 and one common denominator for the ones shown off at MWC 2019 has been that no one's allowed to touch them.

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