The Huawei Mate X won't be delayed like the Galaxy Fold
by Joshua Swingle / Apr 23, 2019, 3:22 AM
Following Samsung’s announcement yesterday, rumors began floating around about a potential Huawei Mate X delay until September in order to iron out any issues and ensure a high level of durability, but today sources within the Chinese company have confirmed to Phoenix Technology that reports suggesting this are false and simply rumors. They went on to state that the company’s foldable flagship will be made available to purchase in June, as previously announced.
The Huawei Mate X’s design did raise some durability questions when first unveiled. After all, it leaves the flexible OLED panel exposed at all times, thus making the plastic coating on top more prone to scratching. Nevertheless, Huawei seems confident in its design and apparently sees no reason for a delay.
Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, on the other hand, seemingly presented a much sleeker and studier design from the get-go. However, the South Korean giant’s initial findings suggest the “impact on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge” could be the cause of the display issues. In one instance, “substances found inside the device” also affected the performance of the display.
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Race to fail.
posted on Apr 23, 2019, 3:44 AM 2
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I agree. It's a good idea on paper. But at a $2000+ asking price, the price is gonna fail it. But the fact is this. remember many device in the past that came out with fancy tech, they costed a lot. The first laptop I ever bought was a IBM ThinkPad. considering its specs, compared to today's PC, where I paid over $3500 for it; I can get a laptop that will run circles around a million times for half that price. So the product isn't gonna fail. It;s good have slow adoption due to price, but the target audience wasn't you and me. It was business people who where enterprise companies may want such a device for their employee. One they buy it, then Samsung will spend the money and rework the design, which will allow mass production, which will drive cost down. Just like always. A few revisions and both will be ready for prime time. You gotta start somewhere. But give Samsung credit for where credit is due. On YouTube, Apple products have been shown to be severely crippled, like being able to be folded in half. I watched a iPhone 6 Plus and the 2018 iPad get folder in half. Yet they are still being sold. Samsung is about to release a product and review units show they may have an engineering problem. Samsung is now being smart and delaying the product to deal with it a better solution they can fix fast. They can still potentially beat the Mate X to market. and at a cheaper price point of $500. Don't wish for new technology to fail. Because every technology has a 1.0. It's so funny how apple fans forget, however terrible Apple products and software are at 1.0. But attack another product at 1.0. Samsung has some work to do obviously, but this is a product that as NEVER been done before. This vs apple who's first wireless earbuds even after 3 years o delay, and the fact they own a company that makes better wireless headphone, came out with the worse wireless headphones ever for a product that has been available for more than a decade. There is no excuse for that. The Fold can have some excuse. But for the years they spent on it, it should be better for $2000. I was not impressed at the result. But its a good start.
posted on Apr 23, 2019, 10:00 AM 1
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It's like a religion for him, typing long a$$ essays that must mention Apple in some way. At least the Apple troll up top keeps his stupid comments short. Techie on the other hand, has been banned from PA dozens of times mostly because of his stupid long comments, yet he comes back with new account, and start posting his novels yet again, all while claiming he ain't Techie.
posted on Apr 23, 2019, 7:24 PM 1
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This will be really big that Samsung's fold busted and mate X would be fine. Although this concept does not worth more than 2Gs but good way to make money and most of people won't go for first launch or first gen because there's always room for improvement so GOOD LUCK HUAWEI!
posted on Apr 23, 2019, 3:47 AM 1
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True, but to be honest, i like Mate X more, it has full display and no notch, also it looks thinner. Let's just hope that they price it right!
posted on Apr 23, 2019, 4:15 AM 2
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Well...let's first see it being used, in the hands of reviewers and consumers, and only then you can say things like this. However, seeing its build type, the high-radius bend (much more forgiving on the display) and the lack of (ugly) edge frames and visible film edges, I think it will not face the same issues as the Galaxy Fold.
posted on Apr 23, 2019, 6:18 AM 1
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Don't rush and take your time, Huawei... otherwise you also might end up failing miserably like Samsung did this time around. Honestly though, I don't expect much from Huawei at this point since usually Samsung does things better than Huawei when it comes to new designs(e.g. curved display), and I'm inclined to believe that Mate X will be ridden by different types of problem from what Galaxy Fold has suffered from, but we'll see.
posted on Apr 23, 2019, 6:28 AM 1
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It's not even out so the title makes no sense that's like saying the "the PS3 won't be delayed like the 360, when it came out a whole year later. It's actually impossible to tell if the mate will do ANY better at it's higher price point and completely open to the world display, they will both fail at becoming mainstream.
posted on Apr 23, 2019, 6:41 AM 1
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LOL, it's not even in reviewers hands yet so how do you know it wont be delayed. The screen on this it going to scratch up so bad. How you people think it wo t make me laugh. People will put it in their pockets with coins and keys, woman will put it in their purse, when you set it down it will be on the screen.
posted on Apr 23, 2019, 7:27 AM 1
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So you mean that Samsung Fold is way better because it has a smaller screen on the outside, folded inside and has the ugliest notch on any smartphone? What happen to the future? I thought they had this ingenious ads about mocking apple’s notch and here are they now making the future display with the most ugliest notch design.
posted on Apr 23, 2019, 7:52 AM 3
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Yep I agree. Yes the Galaxy Fold is better to fold and have the screen inside. Because like you said, and outside screen can eventually get scratched. But the Fold has plastic screens, just like the other device. so the Mate X will actually get damaged quicker. Yes the notch on the Fold is most definitely 100% equally as bad as Apple face ID notch. You didn't need cameras inside the device. It should have been all screen or they should have used the same, punch-hole they have in the S10+. That is why I said in another thread, Samsung was on the right track trying to make this device a bit more elegant; like apple would do. however, it;s most basic highlighted function is that it folds. This was the part that needs to be 100% functionally correct. But at some point, the designer just gave up on looks and just put stuff where its not needed. They could have had a punch-hole for a single 10MP camera on the outside, like the s10e. Then on the inside, they could have had a punch-hole like the one on the S10+. And then on the back, they could have put the same camera they have now. In fact Sony makes a sensor that has a front and rear camera on the same component. though I don't know how good it is. Huawei has a better function, but choosing to have the device fold with the screen outside, is a bad design choice and here is why. With the Galaxy Fold, because the phone folds like a book, then the crease, is at least down and away from you finger. So when you move you finger over the screen, you will feel a dip where the crease is. But on the Mate X, the crease is on the outside, when you flatten it, the crease will eventually be a hump. as you fingers pass over it, it will feel like a long bump. like the ones you have to drive over in your car. Without a mechanism to pull the screen tight and straight each time you open it, then the point of failure on both device is the same. Its gonna be the fold, because eventually its gonna wear out and the screen is going to die a horrible death. and even though the device itself will work, it won't matter.
posted on Apr 23, 2019, 9:46 AM 1
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The mat x is better than the Samsung Galaxy fold who would want to use a small 4.5 inch screen on the front with thick ass bezels ? with the mate X you got a big screen on the inside and a big screen on the outside, and unlike the Samsung fold the mate X is not a rushed flawed product.
posted on Apr 29, 2019, 7:35 PM 0
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