Samsung's Galaxy Fold, on the other hand, comes fitted with two screens - a 7.3-inch internal screen and a 4.6-inch external one.
When Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold, nearly everyone was really surprised by the phone. Galaxy Fold goes for $1,980 while the Mate X starts at $2,600. "Samsung and Huawei will account for the majority of foldable smartphones shipped in 2019, but high shipment numbers are not the priority". Much like the Mate X and the foldable phone Royale showed off a while ago, Oppo's device folds outward instead of inward. Android as a platform for "Foldables" like the Huawei Mate X, However, Huawei still has its own EMUI skin here and the extent the Android 'screen continuity' is utilized is not clear yet. This new large screen allows three apps to be displayed at once. The smartphone changes the display as you fold or unfold the screen and adjust the contents on display accordingly.
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Powered by Huawei's Kirin 980 processor, the device has 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, with a 4,500mAh battery split into two cells, either side of the fold.
A Balong 5000 5G modem is also present which is said to offer 10 times the speed of a 4G network.
"If this is an accurate representation of the competition, it underlines just what a great job Huawei has done with its industrial design on its foldable", Wood commented. Huawei's design is generally considered better, in terms of the way it folds (outwards, so it doesn't need a second small screen on the outside) and the way it looks when it's closed.
The BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones said the firm was determined, "in a confident, even arrogant press conference", to convey that it's now the leading innovator in smartphones. The other "half" of the phone is a 6.6-inch screen, which expands to the full "tablet" mode with limited latency as the device unfolds. (In some cases, the device maker will also choose to sell new products directly to consumers at the same time carriers do.) We know that the phone will launch with exclusive partner Verizon sometime in Q2 before becoming available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the following months.