Huawei launched new foldable smartphone Huawei Mate X this week. For a long time, Huawei was tackling manufacturing issues for making the first generation of a foldable phone but the Chinese smartphone maker has successfully managed to unveil the Mate X in the global market. Although Samsung is first in the race of foldable smartphones, Huawei has some interesting offerings with Mate X.
Hardware and Design
The design of the Huawei Mate X is very elegant. The smartphone is foldable and opens up to the big screen like a mini version of the tablet. The screen of the Mate X is made of thick tempered glass screen protector feel. And it also comes with a built-in screen protector so save your phone from grime and gunk in your pants pockets.
The only notable thing on the screen is the crease on the screen made with the fold. You can see the crease from the sideways. The middle crease on the screen is very smooth and consistent, considering the fact it folds in the middle.
Software and Performance
The Mate X is powered with Kirin 980 chipset. The processor is very fast and offers you a smooth operation. Although Huawei is banned from trading in the US, and it does not have the liberty to use Google Apps, Huawei Mate X does not have Google Apps Store on the phone. This could be the only drawback of the phone, as we all are addicted to the Google apps, the users of the phone might have to use web apps for the purpose.
Although, if you open the YouTube web app, Mate X has a little problem with the orientation when the phone fold is opened. The web app of Youtube is unable to understand the screen orientation and thus plays videos in the landscape when you keep the screen unfolded.
Huawei Mate X will be priced at $2000, which is higher than the price of Samsung Galaxy Fold. Although due to the absence of Google apps, customers may think twice before buying such an expensive phone.