The initial briefing by Huawei for Mate X was a peculiar thing: watching a demonstration from a safe distance is not the thing that causes confidence in a new product. Following this briefing, Huawei invited journalists to private briefings with Mate X to see him closer and finally allow us to put a hand on her.
Closer to Huawei Mate X
is enough to satisfy any concerns that I could have about its overall build quality (which is surprisingly good), but it also confirmed my other concern about the screen. In the flexible part there is a noticeable pothole, where the flexible part occurs, and I can only imagine that over time it will become more pronounced. As everything that you make up and repeated, it will worsen.
This is exactly the issue Samsung will face. Unlike Huawei, Samsung will not allow anyone to touch the Galaxy Fold on MWC 2019. Obviously, none of these products is yet fully ready, but the impulse to be the first to be real. Samsung may have known that keeping Fold by the glass would not receive such articles as it is written, even if it is probably in a similar state to Mate X.
Unlike Huawei, Samsung did not allow anyone to touch the Galaxy Fold at MWC 2019.
Huawei assures me that Mate X will be much better when it comes to selling. Although, of course, Huawei would say that it's also hard to do "what can be", given that, as a rule, Huawei draws attention to the details. The same goes for Samsung. Perhaps, various wrinkles are eroded in the coming months, maybe they are not, we just have to wait and see.
With the exception of the pits, the display I saw was different. It was clear, bright and responsive, feeling that it is not very different from the usual display of the smartphone. It was an encouraging realization.
In a very short period of time, I was allowed to process the Mate X. It felt very similar to a real product – not a kind of prototype sticking with chewing gum and hope – and that I still have not turned my head exactly why it existed.
I have not sold the idea yet, but I like the product.
Is this a solution to a "problem"?
As I said at first glance, Mate X, I'm still not convinced that such products are the solution to the actual problem. On the contrary, they feel the technological inevitability that comes sooner or later, whether they need us or not. The connection of a phone and a tablet in one device sounds like a good idea about a year ago – at about the same time that Samsung initially shared that Youm ad.
I have not sold the idea yet, but I
Huawei said that for three years I had found a hinge of the falcon wing and I admit that it and the Samsung hinge are impressive elements of technology. Mate X is pretty tight, more than I would expect, but I can imagine that this is a fairly simple detail to fix. Then the question arises: will it weaken later, like most other hinged products? How easy is it to re-tighten it again?
This returns me to this show. I'm probably not so worried about the external display as some. I keep the phone with the display facing out all the time. I often have two back phones (i.e., two external displays) and they go intact. But they are not flexible P-OLED panels, and they do not constantly flex.
It would be unfair to judge the durability of a flexible P-OLED panel while I was not able to use one for an hour. Although I think I prefer the Mate X form factor versus Fold (one instead of two without electors, full screen experience, etc.), it's obvious that the larger Galaxy Fold screen will be better protected over time. Again, I can not say with confidence how the internal display will exceed the external display, but at least the internal display is less susceptible to damage.
Even more complicated by the speculation, the displays on the Mate X and Galaxy Fold have different bend radiuses (Mate X larger size). With a larger radius, less internal stress in a flexible substrate. The less tension, the longer it all, at least in theory. “/>