The Huawei Mate X is one of the most exciting devices available on the market today. Since its launch in November 2019, the Chinese company says it has sold 100,000 units per month, in its local market alone.
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We’re not sure when it will be launched in the rest of the world, but it should be sometime in Q1 2020. After the difficulties that faced Samsung when they launched the Galaxy Fold, Huawei wanted to ensure this device works as well as it could. This is why it was only launched towards the end of 2019 when it was announced at Mobile World Congress back in February 2019.
The Mate X will cost about $2,400 when it launched to the rest of the world, which is an exorbitant amount of money for a smartphone. That being said, as we’ve seen with most other experimental or innovative smartphone designs in the past, this will come down over time as manufacturing processes improve and more people want the new form factor.
This sales figure is truly impressive, recognising that the newly launched Galaxy Fold (after rectifying their issues after initial launch) isn’t selling much more than that. Many have wondered what the preferred form factor for foldable smartphones will be – this battle will answer a lot of those type of questions.
Of course, they aren’t the only foldables anymore. We have seen compelling devices from the likes of the new Moto RAZR and the newly announced Lenovo foldables from CES 2020.
We were able to spend an hour or so with the Huawei Mate X. To be honest, it feels a lot more like a device we would want to carry day to day over the Galaxy Fold – mostly due to the outwardly folding display, rather than the inward folding display of the Galaxy that leaves you with a mediocre, small screen on the outside when folded.
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