Oppo's not 'impressed' with foldable smartphones, here's why

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When closed the front screen measures 6.6 inches, comparing favourably with large non-folding smartphones such as Huawei's Mate 20 Pro.

Chinese tech firm Huawei has recently jumped on the foldable smartphone bandwagon, following the lead of Samsung Electronics that showcased its first such model last week.

Similarly, the rear camera setup is slightly more sophisticated than the one found on the Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10. It comes with up to 8GB RAM and 512GB of storage.

The Mate X also features a ridge into which the device's sensors are built. Priced at $1,980, which translates to Rs 1.41 lakh in India, it will be available starting April 26.

The Chinese smartphone maker officially launched its foldable smartphone, the Huawei Mate X, at this year's Mobile World Congress on Sunday.

The Galaxy Fold bends like a book and sports a 4.6-inch display on the outside and a 7.3-inch tablet screen on the inside.

Huawei Technologies has recently unveiled a folding smartphone which it said was primed for next generation 5G mobile connections.

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And although more vendors will soon follow with their own takes on foldable displays, 2019 will not be the year they go mainstream, market analysts Canalys said.

The Huawei Mate X is similar to Samsung's device in that it unfolds to become a tablet device, but from the limited glimpses we've had of it so far, it looks to be a much better implementation.

The company aims to turn some of their concepts into consumer-ready devices by 2020.

Of course, it's very early days for the Huawei Mate X, and foldable phones in general. The Huawei Mate X folds out flat, courtesy of the company's patented "Falcon Wing" hinge technology. There's no word on the specifications as of yet. Oppo is taking a "wait and see" approach, apparently.

OPPO might be regretting their decision not to bring a prototype of their foldable smartphone to MWC 2019. We should expect that the new Galaxy Note 10 will feature 5G connectivity, since there will be close to 6 months between now and its release.

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