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    Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone launched

    Trumps the Samsung Galaxy Fold with larger screens, thin profile (11mm) and 5G.
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    Re: Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone launched

    Another heavily overpriced smartphone with a feature that is nice but far from a must-have. But I guess it wont be long before this is mainstream and the prices start to be affordable. 2 years maybe?

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    Re: Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone launched

    As I said in the Galaxy Fold thread, I would love one of these.

    Sadly, having a spare 2.5k lying around is not something I have!

    But I am very excited for the next few years of folding phones

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    Re: Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone launched

    still clunky as hell 10 years away yet for a real foldable screen battery tech is falling behind. Its the batteries that make this stuff clunky

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    Re: Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone launched

    Any chance that Huawei will make a standard (rigid) tablet with the dimensions and bezel lacking display of the Mate X?

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    Re: Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone launched

    For me all these foldable phones fold in the wrong direction that would result in twice the chance that you are likely to breaking the screen(s). It would be much better if it folded with screen on the inside with the outer shell protecting it whilst in a pocket / bag etc etc .

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    Re: Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone launched

    Wow, that price.
    C'mon Apple, show them how you do it xD

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    Re: Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone launched

    Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
    Its the batteries that make this stuff clunky
    Give it time, I can recall my very first "mobile" phone...as well as the battery (and the terrible battery life).

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    Re: Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone launched

    No, no, no, no, no! We don't want to pay even close to that for a phone, especially one that will almost certainly warp/break/wear...

    Stop, think and reverse this stupid tendency for overpriced gimmicky trash and give us solid, robust and affordable products.

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    Re: Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone launched

    I really prefer this to the Galaxy Fold. Not for this price. Will wait for Gen 2 or 3 and price drop to sub £1k.

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    Re: Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone launched

    Quote Originally Posted by Mapester View Post
    For me all these foldable phones fold in the wrong direction that would result in twice the chance that you are likely to breaking the screen(s). It would be much better if it folded with screen on the inside with the outer shell protecting it whilst in a pocket / bag etc etc .
    So, between the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which folds inwards, and the Huawei Mate X, which folds outwards, which would be the "right" direction...?

    Quote Originally Posted by DevDrake View Post
    Wow, that price.
    C'mon Apple, show them how you do it xD
    Contrary to Apple products there's real innovation here. But I'm sure that once Apple invents the foldable phone in a couple of years your wish will be granted.

    Quote Originally Posted by big_hairy_rob View Post
    No, no, no, no, no! We don't want to pay even close to that for a phone, especially one that will almost certainly warp/break/wear...

    Stop, think and reverse this stupid tendency for overpriced gimmicky trash and give us solid, robust and affordable products.
    ...like iPhones. (sorry, couldn't help it)

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    Re: Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone launched

    Still really unconvinced about folding phones with the current form factor. They look very clunky. But we have to start somewhere, right?

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    Re: Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone launched

    Quote Originally Posted by proaudio View Post
    Still really unconvinced about folding phones with the current form factor. They look very clunky. But we have to start somewhere, right?
    Not everyone has hands like a girl... some of us have big, manly hands that work exceedingly well with thick clunky gear.

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    Contrary to Apple products there's real innovation here. But I'm sure that once Apple invents the foldable phone in a couple of years your wish will be granted.
    They'll also "show us how they do it"... which will mean people queueing up outside the Apple Store™ for 5-6 days, for the privilege of paying double what a Samsung costs, just so they can be a mong among the first few thousand to have an iFold... because you know that's what they'll call it. Apple are imaginitive, like.
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    Amazing that is can be the "worlds fastest" when it's uploading all your data straight to China's government servers...

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    Re: Huawei Mate X foldable 5G smartphone launched

    In the medical devices world we have a few companies with different approaches to things. New features and products are often rushed out by companies (or start ups bought to achieve the same) and a first mover advantage is sought. This often goes wrong (google "nanostim" for a great example). There are other companies which do not have the latest in tech but when they do bring out a new product you know the R&D has been done to death and that it'll work. So the Nanostim came out as the first "leadless" pacemaker - absolute catastrophe because it was rushed out (probably for marketing reasons). Medtronic produced the Micra leadless pacemaker which came out a couple of years later and the damn thing just works. Yes, it's more expensive and there are some feature limitations, but you know the time and effort has been put into it to ensure it JUST WORKS (and doesn't fall out and cause a massive pulmonary embolism).

    This kind of thing is the same - there will be first mover devices which are great n'all but will have flaws which may well lead to the device being left unsupported very quickly as it's not practical to keep developing for a design that is dead. Then someone like Apple will come along after working on this on the quiet for a few more years, learning from the mistakes of the others and, whilst it'll be expensive, it'll just work.

    Suffice to say when I had my implant, they basically gave me the choice of a load of different devices and brands and said "which do you want?". They tried to push me towards the company which released the Nanostim with all its new fancy features and so on. No chance.

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