Huawei Mate X foldable phone revealed in leaked banner and it's stunning

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We're still a few days away before Mobile World Congress 2019 officially begins, but that hasn't stopped phones from leaking left and right before they're properly unveiled. Slashleaks tracked the image's source down to a post on Hupu by user POKERTEA. The Samsung device will be offered in LTE and 5G variants (LTE first), and it will be interesting to see if Huawei will announce if there will be a 5G-less version of the Mate X. The 5G version would, we assume, use the HiSilicon Balong 5G01 modem, paired with a Kirin chipset.

The result should be a device which is much affordable if Huawei is minded to undercut Samsung's astounding $1980 price for the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Rather than having an outer display and then a larger one that you access by unfolding like the Galaxy Fold does, the Mate X appears to have a single panel that serves as both the outer and inner screen. With this setup, the z-height of the camera module is clearly less of a concern, which might enable Huawei to ship something with a nice lens setup.

Huawei has been teasing us for a while about its plans to launch a foldable phone with a flexible display. Let us know down in the comments.

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Higher-education institutions from different cities will be supported in running schools and programmes jointly. Civic Party lawmaker Alvin Yeung also condemned the plan for failing to consult the people of Hong Kong.

Whether Huawei's foldable handset will beat Samsung's to market is another question, as Huawei CEO Richard Yu previously boasted the company would unveil the "world's first" 5G foldable at MWC.

Considering the Galaxy Fold is launching on April 26 in the U.S. and May 3 in Europe, perhaps Huawei is racing to release its first - something we may have to wait until MWC next week to discover.

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