Samsung announced earlier this week that it will again try to launch the Galaxy Fold, this time in September. After delaying the release of the device a few days before the start date on April 26th, it returned to the drawing board to make some improvements. The company extended the plastic wrap on the internal screen beyond the bezels of the phone. In this way, it is prevented from peeling off, which several influencers did with their review units and caused them to stop working. Samsung has also covered the openings at the top and bottom of the device's hinge to prevent dirt from entering the Galaxy Fold. This happened to at least one influencer, who noted that the debris caused a bulge of the internal 7.3-inch display. Samsung reinforced the screen by adding metal layers under the Infinity Flex display and reduced the distance between the hinge and the phone's case.
Also expected in September, the Huawei Mate X. The release is originally scheduled for June, the unfolding (as opposed to collapsing the Galaxy Fold) has been delayed by three months. By the time the Mate X failed, Huawei apparently redesigned the device. A picture posted on Weibo (via Android Police) shows the head of Huawei's consumer division, Richard Yu, holding the leaflet in his hands. On the back, it appears that a fourth camera has been added and is reportedly a ToF sensor (Time of Flight). This measures the time that infrared rays take to ricochet off a subject and return to the phone. This data can be used to create 3D maps for a safe face recognition system and an enhanced bokeh effect on portraits. And the material that makes up the camera and covers the hinge in the middle of the Mate X now seems to be carbon fiber (or maybe a material that looks like carbon fiber).
Which cell phone will be launched first? The Samsung Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X?
The Huawei Mate X costs $ 2,600, compared to $ 1
,980 for the Galaxy Fold. Unlike Samsung's foldable version, however, the Mate X will not be available in the US. It will have the Google Play Services version of Android since it was licensed before the company was banned from accessing its supply chain in the US in May. When folded, the front display measures 6.6 inches at a resolution of 1148 x 2480 pixels. The back panel weighs 6.4 inches and has a resolution of 892 x 2480. When fully open, the Mate X becomes an 8-inch tablet with a square resolution of 2200 x 2480. The phone is made by Huawei's own Production operated Kirin 980 SoC; This is the same chipset you'll find in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the Huawei P30, and the Huawei P30 Pro. It is equipped with 8 GB of memory and 512 GB of memory. If you need additional storage space, you can access the 256 GB microSD slot.
When it was unveiled in February, this is the back of the Huawei Mate X. Looked Like
In addition to the ToF sensor, the rearview camera consists of a 40-MP primary camera (with a 1: 1.8 aperture), an 8-MP telephoto camera with a 3x optical zoom, and a 16 -MP ultra-wide-angle camera. The Mate X will support 5G connectivity and will feature a 4500 mAh battery.
This is the back The Huawei Mate X looks like now
Neither Samsung nor Huawei will be Be the first to bring out a foldable phone. This happened last year with the launch of the Royale FlexPai. However, both manufacturers want to be the first major manufacturer to bring a foldable phone on the market, and it will be interesting to see if Samsung or Huawei prevail. The good news for consumers is that both companies have apparently worked on the drawing board and made some changes to their respective devices. This shows how serious both companies are. If the foldable segment is to be more than just a niche market, the first devices from companies like Samsung and Huawei have to make a good impression on the consumer.
A revised Huawei Mate X is in the hands of Huawei executives Richard Yu