It looks like foldable phones are all the rage now, first Samsung released their Samsung Galaxy Fold earlier this week and Xiaomi is also coming up with their own foldable phone. Joining the race of the foldable phones is Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, which is planning to launch its foldable phone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019.
Huawei’s foldable phone will be named Huawei Mate X and ahead of its launch at the MWC, its poster has been leaked. The poster was uploaded by a Twitter user named gimme2pm. In the leaked picture, workers are seen putting the poster in place, and the name of the phone is clearly visible along with the phone itself.
The picture shows three photos of the Huawei Mate X — one with the phone completely open, another with the phone half-closed and the last with the phone completely folded. The design of the phone is very different from Galaxy Fold of Samsung. Galaxy Fold had two screens, one smaller screen on the outside and the main screen inside which unfolded into a tablet. The screen folded inwards in Samsung Galaxy Fold but it is different in Mate X as it folds outwards and wraps around the exterior of the phone.
Instead of having two screens, the Huawei Mate X has only one screen (according to the picture). If we talk about Xiaomi’s take on foldable phone, we saw that the phone folded on two sides and it too folded outwards unlike Samsung’s.
It was speculated that Xiaomi will be the one which will reveal their foldable phone after Samsung, and videos of Xiaomi’s foldable phones have already surfaced online. But it looks like Huawei will be the second in line to take the stage at MWC 2019 in Barcelona to unveil the Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone. Huawei’s press event is scheduled on February 24, 2pm local time in Barcelona, Spain.
The specifications and the price range in which the Huawei Mate X will be sold is still unknow. But it won’t take long before we get to see Huawei Mate X live in full view, with its price revealed.
The scaffolding blocks the first line on the banner but the second line reads: “World’s first foldable 5G phone” (which Huawei did tease) with the words “Huawei Mate X”.