Here is the basic premise. Mate X has two screens – a 6.6 inch main display and a 6.38 inch rear. Open up the unit and combine it to become an 8-inch panel with a 2,480 x 2,000 resolution. In all three configurations, the screen is 2,480 pixels high, with a width of 1,148 pixels on the front and 892 pixels on the back. Galaxy Fold, on the other hand, has a slightly smaller 7.3-inch screen on the inside that folds inward. Samsung offers a 4.6-inch panel on the outside for use when closed. Mate X is also slightly slimmer, with 1
In the middle of Mate X, Huaweis calls a Falcon Wing hinge that curves outwardly – – similar to Royole's setup. On both sides of the hinge is battery cells that provide 4,500 mAh of current. It's bigger than the Galaxy Folds 4.380mAh combined, which would normally take quite a while to recharge. Huawei believes it can soften it with its updated SuperCharge technology, as it says, can make Mate X 85 percent in 30 minutes.
The differences between Huawei and Samsung's approaches are where it becomes interesting. Mate X has a long, narrow bar (in "Interstellar Blue") on the back that houses its three Leica cameras and a power button. Like the Galaxy Fold, the Huawei phone has a fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button. But compared to the six Fold cameras, Huawei's tri-camera system on Mate X feels like a more measured approach to Samsung's overkill.
There can only be one set of cameras here, but they seem to be versatile enough whether you're shooting a landscape or a selfie If you want to snatch one portrait, just point the lenses at your mug and use the screen toward you to shoot. Flip over to the second screen if you want to capture what is in front of you. When you take a picture of a person, they can also see themselves in the screen against them and adjust their attitude, hair, expression or anything else they want. The cameras also work when Mate X unfolds, even if you look like you're using a tablet to take a picture. Ew.
Since Mate X & apos; s cameras are beautifully hidden away in the strip, there is no need to have a cut for the cutout in displays. You'll get a full edge-to-edge screen in all configurations compared to the minimal 4.6-inch screen that captures just under two-thirds of the back of the Galaxy Fold.
Huawei's "bar" is also slightly curved, which has the added advantage of giving a grip to the unit so you can easily use it with one hand. The set reminded me of a little Lenovo Yoga tablets from 2013 that had a cylinder on one side to house a kickstand. Huawei's handles also include the Mate X's USB-C charging port on the top edge.
Of course, we haven't been able to touch either the device yet, it is quite possible, neither the Fold nor the Mate X screens actually work when folded. But from a purely technical appreciation point of view, Huawei has the upper hand right now.
In the future (when networks become available), I'm keen to see if Mate X's Balong 5000 modem actually reaches 5G speeds twice as fast as Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50. According to Huawei, this radio and quad antenna setup here helps the Mate X frame with 4.6 Gbps downlink compared to the Snapdragon X50s 2.3 Gbps. The foldable flagship will also pack the company's Kirin 980 chipset, which controls the fast Mate 20 Pro. I'm happy that Huawei uses high-end gut inside the Mate X – these are essentially two phones in one and will need all the juice it can run smoothly.
 We couldn't see that Mate X did anything but show the home screen so I can't tell you if it's good for multitasking. But Huawei said you will be able to run two apps side by side and enjoy your movies on the 8-inch screen.
The future of smartphones seems to be foldable, and I'm sure we'll see more of these devices here at MWC. The future can also be very expensive: Huawei said Mate X will start at € 2,299 (about $ 2,600) and be available in mid-2019. Samsung's Galaxy Fold is slated for a late April release with a total of $ 1,980. While it is exciting to see these innovations happen, I will wait for second-generation units or at least fully review these newfangled flagships before spending money on them.