Oppo's not 'impressed' with foldable smartphones, here's why

Posted February 27, 2019

However, it says that since the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 disaster, the company has extended the amount of time it spends developing phones from six months to one year.

According to the Forbes, the Mate X has a single 8-inch OLED display that can be folded like a book.

The phone aims to provide users with a larger, more portable screen, that also has the latest gadgets. While it doesn't feel cheap per se, I could definitely feel that it wasn't a completely flat screen like a tablet.

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Responding to concerns over the foldable phone's battery life and software adaptation issues for folding screens, Yu said the major technical obstacles have already been overcome. Let me know in the comments.

The BBC reports that the Mate X is set to go on sale at a starting price of £1996 ($2,600;) and is due to be released this summer. This is said to help avoid creasing in the long-term, and helps to shave the thickness down to 11mm when closed and 5.4mm when opened, compared to the Galaxy Fold's 17mm thickness at its widest point.

And then there's the seam. The Fold has one display on the outside, while the bigger display is tucked away inside the device.

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The Huawei Mate X features a chipset from its own manufacturing company, Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor.

Huawei has put a price on its new phone too, an eye-watering €2299. Thirdly, it will come with a bigger 4,500mAh battery. As evidence to that, Samsung's Galaxy Fold, which is expected to be available on April 26, is going to cost $1,980. And that's before we factor in the strain of switching screens, sensors, and 5G.

Entering into the foldable smartphone club, the new Huawei Mate X becomes a tablet in full fledge mode offering much more space than the Samsung competition. On the other hand, he also isn't anxious about AT&T or Verizon pulling ahead in the 5G race, because, as he explains to CNET: "You can't go to a United States consumer and charge them a big premium and it works on three street corners".

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"They made some interesting design choices that not only make the Mate X look different, but in many eyes better than Samsung", Carolina Milanesi, an analyst at Creative Strategies told CNET, a leading website for tech product news. Peradventure you want to take a selfie, you've got a 6.38-inch display having a resolution of 2480 x 892 pixels serving as a viewfinder. Additionally, many people have noted that Samsung's phone has a very small gap at the hinge, while Huawei's does not. When looked at directly with a bright image on display, the screens look flawless, but at an angle, with light hitting the display you can clearly observe weird refractions that could compromise usability, but that remains to be seen.