It comes days after Samsung unveiled its foldable device, ushering in a new design that has been many years in the making. There is no commentary, no music playing in the background, and no advertising text-in short, there is no attempt to hype the Galaxy Fold in a traditional sense, other than giving users a 360-degree view of the handset and some examples of how it can be used.
The grip bar is also an ergonomic way to, well, firmly grip the Mate X with one hand. In fact, as thin or less than an Apple iPad when closed, according to Huawei.
There's a key difference between the two phones however: the Galaxy Fold folds in on itself like a book, with the screen inside the device when it is closed.
That's complimented by a secondary back screen measuring 6.38 inches (2480 x 892 resolution / 25:9 aspect ratio). First of all, it's the giant 8-inch AMOLED screen. No hole punch cameras and no notches. Folded, meanwhile, the phone is 11mm thick. It looks like a pretty cool device, but it wants to be considering it will set you back $2,600. This is also where Huawei has placed all three cameras on this phone. And did you notice there are no front cameras on this phone? You end up with a 6.6-inch "main" display that sticks to the usual 19:5:9 aspect ratio (2480 x 1148 resolution) we've seen from full screen phones. For security, you have a fingerprint scanner embedded inside the power button on the side. My overriding concern about foldables is that they'll fail to be perfectly flat when actually opened up, but the Mate X again stands up to scrutiny.
The MateBook X Pro comes with 8th-Gen Intel Core i7 series processor, paired with NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU, 8GB/16GB of RAM, upto 1TB of storage, four speakers and pop-up webcam. And then comes the battery to support all this. Huawei has sped up charging, with a 55w fast charger that will get you to 85-percent power after just 30 minutes. Huawei said youll be able to take best in class selfies, without clarifying which class the Mate X is in.
What's fascinating is that, though the two phones may both fold, they do so in such very different ways. However, all that futurism will come at a price, and a steep one at that. Further below you'll find a number of screenshots where he specifically compared their new Mate X to the iPhone XS Max or Samsung's new Galaxy Fold. That long we can absolutely wait, no problem.