More than a week ago, we had no clear idea that Samsung would bring its first foldable handset to the Galaxy S10 Unpacked press conference that was previously rumored. And we suspect that at least one foldable would appear at the Mobile World Congress. The following was somewhat surprising as foldable units quickly took over MWC 2019. They are certainly not for everyone, but they are the city. It's not surprising that a foldable phone won the "Best in Show" award in Barcelona this year, but it wasn't Samsung's Galaxy Fold that did it.
Samsung has shown us foldable phone concepts for years and we all waited for the Korean company to be the first to market with a foldable phone, as Samsung has its own display subsidiary. Galaxy Fold was first introduced in November at Samsung's developer conference, and Samsung gave the handset a real launch last week just before the announced Galaxy S1
But then came the Huawei Mate X leak, which confirmed that the Chinese smartphone would not only show the world its foldable phone, but that it would soon sell the handset in stores. More importantly, the leak told us that Mate X would have a much more sexy design than Galaxy Fold.
One day later, Huawei Mate X launched, and it was clear that the phone would be among the most popular units in MWC 2019. I need the device shortly earlier in the week and the device is actually remarkable. Galaxy Fold, which will launch in the stores at the end of April, probably well before Mate X is ready for the masses, was not available for practical experiences on the show.
Other companies, including Oppo, TCL, Xiaomi, Motorola and even Energizer, plagued Collapsible units at MWC, some of which show work concepts. But the only mature products right now are the Galaxy Fold and Mate X. The latter is enough to convince you that foldables are the future, even though the perfectly designed and affordable foldables we all wanted only come at a time in the next three to five years .
With all that in mind, I'm not surprised to see Mate X win the Best in Show award at MWC 2019, although I wouldn't have expected to go to a foldable, especially considering what other traditional smartphones were revealed on the show, with the Galaxy S10 as an excellent example of what a 2019 flagship can offer you right now.