If you thought the $1,980 Galaxy Fold from Samsung was expensive, brace for some real sticker shock as Huawei's upcoming foldable device will cost a fortune. According to the Chinese company, its Mate X will finally start shipping next month on November 15.
Foldable smartphones were all the rage earlier this year, with companies like Samsung and Huawei unveiling their first efforts. But unfortunately both companies have had to delay their flagships.
The fact that Apple is said to be building a new Mac notebook with a 16 to 16.5-inch display and fast hardware focused on gaming and pro users wasn't lost on Huawei, which today pre-empted Apple's upcoming computer by announcing a 16.1-inch MacBook Pro lookalike featuring a 100 percent sRGB wide color gamut and more.
Huawei has had a bit of a rough go as of late, but that company's misfortunes in the mobile market has apparently made things a bit easier for Apple.
Huawei has postponed launching Mate X, its first foldable smartphone, after seeing rival Samsung pull pre-orders for its Galaxy Fold device. Meanwhile, US carrier AT&T has cancelled all pre-orders for Samsung's ill-fated foldable after reviewers experienced various screen failures and a teardown revealed baffling engineering incompetencies and design flaws.
A dramatic escalation in President Trump's war on China unfolded this past weekend as Reuters reported that Google has abruptly rescinded Huawei’s Android license, effective immediately, in a move that has restricted the Chinese company to using an open-source version of Android called the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
Just days after Samsung unveiled its foldable smartphone, dubbed Galaxy Fold, rival Huawei announced its own foldable device, the Mate X, and immediately the Internet agreed that Huawei's phone has way more compelling design and functionality.
Samsung last week unveiled its much-anticipated Galaxy Fold smartphone, which starts at $1,980 in the United States. If that's not expensive enough for you, Huawei has you covered with an even pricier $2,600 foldable smartphone that has your name written on it.
The spiraling trade war and escalating tensions between the United States and China have resulted in a recent arrest of Huawei's Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, but now China is striking back.
The Chinese phone maker Huawei has pulled quite a smart marketing stunt today by taking to the streets outside Singapore's Apple Store to hand out free power banks to buyers who queued to be one of the first to get the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max smartphones.
During the second quarter of 2018, China's Huawei overtook Apple to become the No. 2 smartphone provider in the world. During the quarter, Huawei delivered shipments of 54.2 million units compared to 41.3 million units for Apple. The change represents the first time since the second quarter of 2010 when Apple wasn't No. 1 or No. 2 in the world, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker survey.
Chinese handset maker Huawei today teased its work-in-progress 3D depth-sensing camera system which will work without a laser sensor and have ten times the precision of Face ID.