Galaxy Note 10 rumour points to quad-cameras and 5G support

Galaxy Note 10 rumour points to quad-cameras and 5G support

The Huawei Mate X is much thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Fold at 5.4mm when unfolded and 11mm when folded.

But when opened out, the Mate X becomes an 8-inch tablet - a trait which the Chinese communications conglomerate hopes will render obsolete the need to carry two separate devices. Announced alongside the Galaxy S10 family of Android devices last week, the Galaxy Fold has cast its clamshell shadow over Mobile World Congress 2019, just as Samsung likely hoped it would. Galaxy Fold goes for $1,980 while the Mate X starts at $2,600. One advantage that the Mate X does have however, is the inclusion of 5G despite Huawei's struggles with its network around the world.

He further added that offering 55W SuperCharge in Huawei Mate X is possible because the phone comes with two batteries so it's possible to charge them faster simultaneously.

Forrester analysts Thomas Husson stated: "No matter how innovative and technology advanced the new device is, it will take a lot more time for a critical mass of consumers to experience the benefits of foldable phones and 5G technology".

Unfortunately, guests at the pre-MWC event were not allowed to handle the device on show, which makes estimations of its actual performance and usability hard at this point. the Mate X will reportedly cost US$2.600 at it's launch, and become available by the second half of 2019. However, Samsung's Galaxy Fold can't be laid totally flat.

One of the prototype devices uses the company's proprietary "DragonHinge" mechanism to fold and unfold the screen.

Huawei is now the second-largest smartphone manufacturer by volume ahead of Apple and behind Samsung, and it has its eyes on first place. Not everything will appear in that ratio on your phone, but if you watch a lot of movies on Netflix it may be flawless for you. Samsung has packed no fewer than six cameras into the Galaxy Fold: on the rear, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle unit, a 12-megapixel wide-angle unit and a 12-megapixel telephoto unit.

By now there is no doubt about it: Foldable phones are the future of this industry.

When in the closed position you can shoot photos as you normally would using the large 6.6-inch screen as a viewfinder.

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.

In an era where companies such as Xiaomi are challenging the high-cost of smartphones, the leaders in this field show no signs of reducing prices.

The age of the folding phone is upon us.

The Mate X is expected to launch sometime mid-2019 in Interstellar Blue with a hefty 2,300 Euro ($2,600 USD) price tag.

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