In the opposite direction: Huawei's flexible device overwhelms us with technology - and at a price

The screens are even bigger and more impressive than the Galaxy Fold's , Loading is the fastest ever - but the price of the Mate X may be higher than NIS 10,000

The first day of MWC 2019 provided us with quite a few great moments and interesting products to talk about, but above all stood out without much difficulty Huawei's Mate X - which introduced a different approach to a product with a flexible screen than that of the , With potentially even greater potential to gain momentum as the next hot thing.


While Samsung has chosen to keep the main screen of the great The Galaxy Fold On the inside, and incorporate a small secondary front screen for road operations and with one hand - Huawei went on folding to the opposite side, making the main 8 (Close to being a square full of 8: 7) to two separate screens, in fact, each of which can be used in the folded state of the product. This allows the manufacturer to take pride in the 6.38 and 6.6-inch screens that extend from end to end, as opposed to a minimalist 4.6 screen only in Fold's folded use mode.

The X Matex weighs no less than 295 grams and offers a thickness of 11 millimeters in its closed state, plus a thickness of 5.4 millimeters only in most of its parts in an open position - except for a double-sided holding point on one side that is also the location of the triangular array of the product Developed jointly with Leica, of course, Type-C and control buttons, including the biometric sensor built in one of them. The design is based on the Falcon Hinge articular mechanism, which is still in stages On the face of it, Did not give journalists the opportunity to touch themselves on the device, but only to document it with the representatives of the company.

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Another folding landing - but it is far and quite different from the vision presented by our main competitor Samsung

Inside the body of the product there is Kirin 980, a new generation based on the production process of TSMC in 7 nm, dynamic memory of 8GB, built-in storage of 512GB and especially 4,500mAh capacity consisting of two - SuperCharge with super power up to 55 watts, which can potentially restore 85 of total capacity (!) In just half an hour. A new record that will defeat even the company's similar mechanism from last year? In a few months we will find the answer.

Application developers face a great challenge in adapting them to the many new sizes and resolutions that will come to market in the fold trend

Huawei's approach to the field of smartphones may be considered more advanced and impressive than , Although the real race between the two may be on the way to the market - the Fold has already received a planned launch date on 26 in April, while the Mate X appears to be less mature with a more general timeframe for launch during the second quarter of the year, You can win precedence and fame as the main innovator while the experience of Will be considered imitation.


The almost all-screen smartphone may be very challenging to protect against blows, scratches, and falls

The Mate X looks like a revolutionary piece of technology, and the Chinese manufacturer knows it, coupled with an imaginary price tag of 2,300 for the launch (in just one shade, blue), NIS 9,430 in direct conversion and a real chance of breaking a record and crossing an 10,000 bar with actual pricing . There is no more premium than that, Fold with the same volume And more Dynamic is priced at "2,000" only.

Another impressive advantage of the Mate X is the use of an integrated modem that also includes fifth generation connectivity - a pity that this feature will be meaningless in our local market in the foreseeable future without matching infrastructure

Who is your favorite in one of the most significant developments in smart device configuration over the last decade? Let's talk about it.

The secondary screen is not particularly convenient for work because of a significant curvature on one side and the set of cameras on the other - but it can be very useful for photography, both in the slides and when shooting another person