On November 14th, online media reported that Mate X, Huawei’s first foldable-screen phone, scheduled to go on sale on Friday, November 15th, would be put off for sale again. To this end, Huawei today responded to the Observer network rumored that The Mate X has not been delayed, still as originally planned to start sales tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Observer noted that the Mate X phone is still available for sale at 10:08 on November 15.
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In February, Huawei’s Mate X was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which attracted widespread concern at home and abroad, when the overseas version sold for 2,299 euros, but Huawei said it would also conduct 5G tests with operators, leading to repeated delays in the launch of the china-based version.
In July, He Gang, president of Huawei’s consumer business mobile phone product line, was asked about the progress of the Mate X folding-screen phone, saying that it was still being optimized and improved and that it would not go on the market if it did not meet the quality requirements.
At that time, He Gang admitted that this product is still in the process of continuous optimization, because it involves a new process, a new design approach, etc. , these will bring a variety of use scenarios under the difficulties, problems and challenges, it should be said that these difficulties, problems and challenges are greater than we first expected.
On October 23rd, the high-profile Huawei Mate X National Edition was finally released, and He Just disclosed on the spot that the 8GB plus 512GB price tag was 16999 yuan and will be sold in limited sales at Huawei Mall on November 15.
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In an interview with the media, including the Observer.com, after the launch, Mr. He said that sales of Mate X had no target and would continue to be optimized, but would stick to the folding screen direction and launch more folding screens in the future.
At the press conference, He Gang said that the Mate X is using Huawei’s self-developed hinge technology, expanded to be 8 inches, only 5.4 mm thick, folded is 6.6 inches of large screen. BOE has previously confirmed that Huawei Mate X uses the flexible AMOLED panels they supply.
In addition, Huawei Mate X supports 5G dual-mode full-net compass, using eMUI9.1.1 version, processor Kirin 980, built-in 4500mAh battery, support 55W super fast charging, in 30 minutes can charge 85%.
He also revealed at the launch that the Mate Xs, which features the Kirin 990 5G Soc chip, will be available in March 2020.
Observer network on-site hand-in-hand Mate X found that the middle screen suspected crease reflection or hidden visible. But as just said, this product involves a whole new process and design. Of course, for consumers, the problem can only be expected to improve further in subsequent releases.
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Samsung folding screen phone has sold out twice
In fact, Samsung also launched its first folding phone, the Galaxy Fold, on the MWC in February, and is now available and participating in the Double Eleven event.
The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, an improved version of the original model, was originally planned for late April, but a series of problems occurred during the evaluation process, with technical failures in the device’s screen and hinges connecting the two screens, delaying the launch.
At the November 6 event, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Fold national edition will be officially launched on the 8th, with a unit price of 15999 yuan. This is also the first folding screen mobile phone listed in China.
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Observers note that the Samsung folding screen version does not support 5G networks, compared with the Galaxy Fold, which was launched in South Korea in September, with a 5G baseband of the Dragon 855-X50, priced at 2.398 million won (about 14335.4 yuan).
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Samsung’s information shows that sales in China are still impressive, despite repeated delays.
At 10:00 a.m. on November 8, less than 5 minutes after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, it was announced that it was sold out at the official flagship store of Samsung Online Mall, JD.com, Tmall and Suning Samsung. On the same day as double eleven, Samsung launched a second round of sales, and the Galaxy Fold sold out again.
Observer network query Samsung China official website found that the Galaxy Fold will be 16 again to open the rush.
Screenshot of Samsung China’s official website
On the outside, the GalaxyFold has an inward folding screen design that is 7.5 inches in size when opened, and a 4.6-inch outer screen when folded.
In terms of core configuration, the GalaxyFold features a Qualcomm Dragon 855 chipset, up to 12GB plus 512GB UFS 3.0 flash memory, fast charging and wireless charging, and a built-in One UI system based on the Android 9 version. The battery capacity of Fold is 4235mAh.
In terms of taking pictures, Samsung Galaxy Fold has six cameras, including a front-facing dual camera consisting of a 10-megapixel plus 8-megapixel camera in the inner-screen area, and a rear-facing three-camera consisting of a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle plus 12-megapixel wide-angle and 12-megapixel telephoto camera. There is also a 10-megapixel front-facing camera.
In early September, the volatile Galaxy Fold went on sale in South Korea. Samsung said the first Galaxy Foldsold as soon as it went on sale.
Yet the seemingly popular Galaxy Fold didn’t come as a surprise. According to Yonhap, South Korean consumers using the phone found that the sale of the “left and right screen out of sync, rolling like a wave” problem still exists.
Samsung Electronics responded that it had made every effort to improve its products, a problem that is a feature of the big screen and that there is a powerless part. Samsung Electronics also said it was also related to the sensitivity of users, which is not part of the return category.