Huawei Mate X hands-on

by birtanpublished on August 29, 2020

At CES 2020 we finally had a chance to play around with the final version of the huawei mate X which launched in China at the end of last year as you recall the phone was first unveiled at MWC nearly a full year ago but the company delayed the launch after Samsung

Had issues with its folding phone while we took that extra time to do more testing to ensure that the phone could stand up to daily use since multiple displays are significantly more fragile than the ones used on regular

Smartphones as a quick reminder the mate X features a Kirin 980 processor with 8 gigabytes of RAM and 512 gigabytes of storage a quad camera set up with a standard 40 megapixel main sensors 16 megapixel ultra wide and 8 megapixel

Telephoto and a time-of-flight 3d camera of course the main attraction here is the phone's flexible display which wraps around the outside of the device when folded you get a 6.6 inch panel which allows you to use the phone pretty much

Like any other smartphone but when you press the latch release on the side and unfold the device the mate X transforms into an 8 inch tablet while the foldable display text that's being used here is pretty similar to that of the Galaxy

Fold this device feels a lot sleeker and a lot less prone to failure the hinge mechanism is a lot simpler than Samsung's and the design allows huawei's phone to be slimmer by streamlining the cameras which can be used for

Front-facing cameras and also selfies as well now there's no getting around the fact that the mate X is a chunky device but that extra girth is actually pretty insignificant when compared to the Galaxy fold as you've seen on most other

Flagship devices there's also a little bit of a wave in the middle of display when where the phone hinges up but it's definitely a lot less noticeable than most I'm not really sure how durable the flexible display of this phone is going

To be with it wrapped around the outside of the phone but while weighs reps weren't concerned at all with us folding and unfolding the device while pressing on the screen something that Samsung explicitly recommends not doing with the

Galaxy fold the only real downside with Huawei smartphone though is that the software build isn't as robust as Samsung which is pretty disappointing considering how much extra time the company had with the phone coming to

Market so late overall we're pretty impressed with the huawei mate X the delayed launch and the limited availability of the phone is a little bit disappointing since most people won't be able to buy this phone but it's

Still quite impressive to see a foldable display and a consumer product out in the real world that being said with Mobile World Congress coming up in late February we may actually see Huawei second-generation foldable device right

Around the corner for more coverage from CES 2020 subscribe to the Phandroid channel and be sure to check out Phandroid comm thank you guys so much for watching and we'll catch you in the next one

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