A Chinese phone maker has launched its new, sophisticated device on the eve of the Mobile World Congress, a huge collection of mobile industry in Barcelona. Mate X has to compete with the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Fold, at a cost of about $ 1,960 before taxes.
The cheapest version of Mate X costs $ 2,600, including taxes.
The comparison between Samsung and Huawei phones does not stop there.
Huawei is convinced that it will emphasize the possibility of connecting 5G to a sophisticated phone, the technology at the heart of its search for global domination in the smartphone market. Samsung will offer a version with 4G and a version with 5G.
At 8 inches, the Huawei phone is larger than the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which extends to 7.3 inches.
In the phone mode, Huawei comes in at about 6.6 inches and Samsung is 4.6 inches. But the Mate X has only 1
Phone manufacturers began to deploy complex phones with an explosion, but analysts remain skeptical.
"No matter how innovative and advanced technology is the new device, it takes a lot more time for a critical mass of consumers to experience the benefits of sophisticated 5G phones and technology," says Thomas Husson, an analyst for Forrester.
Samsung and Huawei are convinced that phones that act as tablets recognize.
The launch of Huawei has attracted a huge number of people. Fans stood in line outside the venue before the start, and those who could not get to watch the event on the big screen. Occasionally, they roused with applause
"Mate X clearly shows that Huawei is a leader in technological innovation," Husson said. "The new device is not jealous of the latest announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Fold," he added.
Huawei did not make new phones available to analysts, and journalists are allowed to watch only the glass walls on the device, which were carefully monitored by guards.
Samsung said it plans to launch the Galaxy Fold on April 26. Huawei does not give it yet.
Huawei is no secret that he compares himself with Samsung.
The South Korean competitor has the crown as the largest smartphone maker in the world, and Huawei seeks to snatch it.
One time when Huawei launched, two products were compared alongside a huge screen.
One thing that Huawei did not mention in the west is the recent US security allegations.
The United States argues that Huawei represents a potential threat to national security. Last month, US prosecutors found criminal charges against the company, arguing that Huawei stole commercial secrets and worked on US sanctions against Iran.
Huawei strongly denies these claims and is trying to persuade the world to use its 5G technology rather than
"This is not something that policy should solve," said Huawei's CEO Guo Ping on Sunday before the official launch of the World Mobile Phone Congress.
Guo also said that Huawei must adhere to. according to Chinese law, and the company "never dare and can not break any rules" in any country where it operates.