Huawei joins queue of new folding phones with Mate X
Tech Tools: Flexible screen wraps around front and back of device and points to future
Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold changes from a phone to a tablet in a matter of seconds. Photograph: Reuters
The new Huawei Mate X smartphone costs more than €2,000, which may be a little too rich for the average consumer’s blood. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters
The last couple of weeks have all been about folding phones. First there was Samsung with the Galaxy Fold, which changes from a phone to a tablet in a matter of seconds, and allows you to have up to three apps open at the same time.
Then, a matter of days later, the Huawei Mate X made its debut, with a flexible screen that wraps around the front and back of the device. So it seems the future is flexible – and expensive. Both phones are over the €2,000 mark, which may be a little too rich for the average consumer’s blood. But it looks like the future may be flexible.
From €2,200, huawei.com and samsung.com/is