The Huawei Mate X is an untouchable foldable

  • Published on Feb 24, 2019
  • The Huawei Mate X foldable phone is a thinner 5G rival to the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Samsung’s announcement isn’t even a week old yet, and we already have a competitor. Launching at MWC 2019, the Mate X has an 8-inch wraparound OLED display, a folded thickness of 11mm, and a formidable spec sheet highlighted by 5G, a 4,500mAh battery, and Huawei’s in-house Kirin 980 processor. Also, price will be €2,299 for 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
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  • Gean Giron
    Gean Giron 2 months ago

    I neeeed this

  • ItzPixelz
    ItzPixelz 2 months ago

    Is the screen plastic?

  • dadada486
    dadada486 2 months ago

    Apple Releases IPhone Bend!.....oh wait....

  • ultradeathnote
    ultradeathnote 2 months ago

    The fold as cool as it is comes off as too prototype-y. The Mate X has established a much better perception as a complete final product

  • Hermit神
    Hermit神 2 months ago

    Life time of Mate X : one month

  • Wallance Ngeow
    Wallance Ngeow 2 months ago +1

    Huawei mate X is waiting.....,

  • Muhammad Rehann
    Muhammad Rehann 2 months ago +2

    HTC won since Samsung fold is having screen problems already 😂😂😂🤷‍♂️

  • itzPoison
    itzPoison 2 months ago +7

    Galaxy Fold has left the chat

  • Vasudev M
    Vasudev M 2 months ago +1

    Dude: Why can't they make it square?

    Me: Start watching a video on TheXvid, then you'll know

  • Corado Cotuna
    Corado Cotuna 2 months ago

    It looks really nice, and I like the fact that the main cam can be used for selfies, but I'm worried that the screen will scratch super easily, and why is it so much more expensive than the Galaxy?

  • Charlie K
    Charlie K 2 months ago

    Samsung wins hands down. The book-like folding system is much better for use and possible scratches. And you can see the top-notch tech put into the hinge. And it's much cheeper.

  • ravinder singh
    ravinder singh 3 months ago

    Samsung is best

  • Mecharsis
    Mecharsis 3 months ago

    ​@UClvYKJY5b5F3LahF4lwtKMg screen wrinkling problem seem to be ok, only at first, samsung also developed this 3 years ago, there's reason why they gave up.
    the wrinkling problem will get so bad, the screen will be un usable in the end.
    huawei stole samsung and lg tech, to make this, but will go through same problem

  • Mecharsis
    Mecharsis 3 months ago +1

    people don't seem to realize, samsung basically made outfolding device 3 years ago with flexible amoled.
    samsung concluded, outfolding devices don't work, the screen will fail fast.
    that's why they developed even more challenging tech: infolding screens
    huawei, on the other hand, stole samsung's tech, and selling it now... lol, it will fail unfortunately.

  • static monkey
    static monkey 3 months ago

    nobody talking about 5g?

  • Shini Kyokai
    Shini Kyokai 3 months ago

    Thank you Vlad, very cool!

  • KimJongUnVEVO Official
    KimJongUnVEVO Official 3 months ago +1

    2019 :
    Samsung and Huawei : We got foldable phones.
    Apple : Hold my beer !
    * *Takes out a dual sim phone* *

  • Captain 007
    Captain 007 3 months ago

    But what about durability?
    It has a plastic screen so
    "Scratches at level 3 and
    deeper grooves at level 4"

  • handsome lover
    handsome lover 3 months ago

    I wouldn't buy this cheaply made phone even if it is $50. I don't want Huwei phone even it is free because I will get Samsung Fold and I don't have other room.

  • ushimky wong
    ushimky wong 3 months ago

    fold fold ... who is the first one ..? Samsung Galaxy > and the Huawei Mate X -- > . Wong Man Hong (Simon Wong) -
    The World 1st inventor of LED Clothes
    and LED Scrolling Message clothes ,
    World 1st innovator of kitti pearl ,
    Hongstex Int'l Co. /Simky Tech HK ,

  • Albert Szabo
    Albert Szabo 3 months ago

    The Samsung is more durable as the screen is protected, how scratch resistent are these foldable screens? You can't use screen foils so in my opinion the Huawei looks better more futuristic but how long that screen will last especially on the edge? If it's dropped in all scenarios the impact will affect the screen.

  • 火龍哥
    火龍哥 3 months ago

    I will choose

  • Vibhu Bharadwaj
    Vibhu Bharadwaj 3 months ago

    Now i am going to save my money for apple Foldable phone....
    I think 2 kidneys and 1 liver are enough..

  • 유튜브NaNo마인
    유튜브NaNo마인 3 months ago

    They are copying Samsung what the

  • ganesh KD
    ganesh KD 3 months ago +1

    i still prefer samsung fold👍👍👍

  • Sam P
    Sam P 3 months ago

    How do you put your huawei on desk without scratching the display

  • Fluterra
    Fluterra 3 months ago

    The price is crazy. And I’m lucky to be well paid... this is nuts.

  • Fluterra
    Fluterra 3 months ago

    Can’t wait until Apple shows everyone how to do a proper folding phone.

  • alvincyt
    alvincyt 3 months ago

    Ever think about screen protection?

  • Pratik Nalage
    Pratik Nalage 3 months ago

    How do I put a tempered glass on it?

  • Thomas Smart
    Thomas Smart 3 months ago

    mate x is priced at about 2300.00 Euros which converts to about 2600 US Dollars... Like seriously there is no way I'm getting a folding phone.

  • Jayakrishna Balaji
    Jayakrishna Balaji 3 months ago

    But, why aren't folding phones coming up with an AMOLED Display, but rather an OLED Display?.

  • yoonki kim
    yoonki kim 3 months ago

    trash hhhhhhhhhh

  • stranger 31
    stranger 31 3 months ago +1

    I will probably bypass this technology and wait for holographic projectors to be built into phones. Would be much more convenient and have a much bigger viewing ratio.

  • Mont blanc
    Mont blanc 3 months ago

    Samsung can make bendable phone like huawei. But huawei can not make inwards foldable phone samsung did it.

  • Alex Walker-Todd
    Alex Walker-Todd 3 months ago

    Someone driving an RC car in the background there?

  • adem2011
    adem2011 3 months ago

    Apple needs a new image
    Banana S-X Fold Mate Mega
    Never had one, never liked it

  • Howard 'nets00' T
    Howard 'nets00' T 3 months ago

    what i want to know is... can i use it as a tablet to do drawings with stylus pen?

  • WindFondue
    WindFondue 3 months ago

    I know it’s great. But CAN you guys really afford this?

  • mi tsang
    mi tsang 3 months ago

    china win again! china go!

  • Jason Wang
    Jason Wang 3 months ago

    If you want to get bigger screen, huawei can simply flod the phone twice, then get 10in phone, but Samsung can't do it with its phone

  • BrandGSX
    BrandGSX 3 months ago

    Interesting but not something I want to be an early adopter of.

  • Mechforce-USA
    Mechforce-USA 3 months ago

    I want one so bad. I want to pre-order it right now.

  • P Sim
    P Sim 3 months ago

    Isn't Huawei getting banned in CA and the US?

  • Anthony Harris
    Anthony Harris 3 months ago

    Untouchable because it’s so lumpy.

  • MaiCha MH
    MaiCha MH 3 months ago

    I can’t accept the notch of Samsung fold

  • Choi D.T
    Choi D.T 3 months ago

    dumbs: OMG NOTCH!! THATS THE CHEAP ONE ! lol

  • Xiao Han
    Xiao Han 3 months ago

    So, have you seen the virtual Samsung Fold? haha

  • YEdwardP
    YEdwardP 3 months ago

    So, I think Huawei's approach to the fold is better in terms of avoiding wearing out the screen by having a less sharp fold. Theoretically better for long term reliability of the screen.
    That said, I prefer the form factor of the Galaxy Fold. The way the outer screen is like the cover of a book you're opening really appeals to me.
    As for the outer screen being small, that is true. But since you have a larger screen on the inside, I think the idea is to have a small screen on the outside that you can really use with just your thumb, like earlier smartphones. Because let's be honest, one-handed usage is a feature that really has fallen by the wayside in the race to larger phones.

    Realistically, however, I'm probably going to buy neither of these phones.

    HAWXLEADER 3 months ago

    Huawei's screen gets wrinkled due to tension and compression while the galaxy's screen is clean.
    Samsung are not stupid they know what they are doing when choosing not to bend it outwards...
    Personally I don't want a wrinkled tablet...

  • Your Mom Loves Me
    Your Mom Loves Me 4 months ago

    This just feels right, what is samsung doing with that 3rd screen in-fold nonsense, just plain stupid. too bad we wont have this in America

  • Peace World
    Peace World 4 months ago +1

    huawei look Better than samsung

  • Jack Zhang
    Jack Zhang 4 months ago

    It's time to save my money.

  • David Rosner
    David Rosner 4 months ago

    A smartphone and a tablet in one...this could help Huawei unseat Apple and Samsung.

  • Shane Liberty
    Shane Liberty 4 months ago

    Quick question. How would you put a case on this to protect it from drops?

  • Zhewei Chen
    Zhewei Chen 4 months ago

    The problem is that when screen was fold to back it is really easy to get scratch because it is a plastic screen... If Huawei solve this problem it will be the perfect foldable device.

  • dong-jin Choi
    dong-jin Choi 4 months ago

    Mate X 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

  • Riyan Wahyudi
    Riyan Wahyudi 4 months ago

    Folding phones will not be popular until Apple makes one...

  • kelvin1945
    kelvin1945 4 months ago

    Most of the time we use these phones for calling and texting.The tiny display of Fold... it's like looking out through a airplane window,let alone typing on it.

  • Lo Ki
    Lo Ki 4 months ago

    Guys, Huawei's outfolding type was already developed by Samsung 7 years ago. Infolding requires a different level of technology.

    • Kelvin BAo
      Kelvin BAo 3 months ago

      Not 7 years ago, it was 70 years ago. Great Korean invented it 70 years ago.

  • Md. Walid Akram Hussain

    Much better than Samsung. The Samsung phone side has such a bad screen with a huge bezel. Who would pay $2k for that?

  • Etherius Sention
    Etherius Sention 4 months ago

    Ipad pro is the best Ipad Fold

  • Irmuun Tuguldur
    Irmuun Tuguldur 4 months ago

    I wonder how many people they bribed just to get the patent

  • AlongZyy
    AlongZyy 4 months ago

    Huawei 5g flex vs galaxy 4g flex

  • big tron
    big tron 4 months ago

    How much ?

  • Sonnyboy Layi
    Sonnyboy Layi 4 months ago

    Big up to Huawei...future sure looks bright for them...

  • Selez Massozi
    Selez Massozi 4 months ago

    Lol nomore screen protector

  • Z Han
    Z Han 4 months ago +1

    Qualcomm 5G is not real 5G

  • meliodorou
    meliodorou 4 months ago

    I am more interested to see how the case will be, if such case can exist 😅

  • 1 Sharon
    1 Sharon 4 months ago


  • Swagatam Debnath
    Swagatam Debnath 4 months ago

    Samsung's fold outta business 😐

  • Knight Nba
    Knight Nba 4 months ago

    Waiting for the world first foldable phone casing... but wait the screen is the case ??

  • Happy Life WISH
    Happy Life WISH 4 months ago

    the price though

  • ghostguy1223
    ghostguy1223 4 months ago

    It's a bit more expensive than Samsung's but we have to remember it comes with FREE spyware.

  • Jaeyang Park
    Jaeyang Park 4 months ago

    If LG wanted to make a phone like Huawei, they could've done that. Think about LG's roll-able TV. Out folding screen is just impractical, that's why Samsung went with in-fold

    Case for Mate X? Do you want to take off the case whenever you unfold the phone?
    Big screen without notch? That's great, but it costs front facing camera.
    It's not a technological accomplishment, it's jut a compromise.

  • Nicole Roache
    Nicole Roache 4 months ago

    I knew it!! About 5 years ago I said these phones are getting so huge we might as well be having tablets in our pockets. Now we’ll would you look at that it came true!

  • Paul Mosquera
    Paul Mosquera 4 months ago

    I never used Samsung but this time the Galaxy Fold its more obvious and better design.

  • Ven C
    Ven C 4 months ago

    hmm. love the design.. it is beautiful.
    but worrying about burn-in screen. when one side is turned on, the other side is not...
    if you use it for a long time, it might have burn-in screen problem..
    maybe left side color is different from the right side.
    and the very middle part is always turned off when you fold it..
    means.. when we use it long time, we can see the display like this
    [burn-in / w/o problem / burn-in]

    how do you think guys? 0_0..

  • Jello Shot
    Jello Shot 4 months ago

    Samsung fold is done. Only way Samsung can beat Huawei is to stop selling them foldable displays.

    • Jun jung Lee
      Jun jung Lee 4 months ago

      Huawei didn't using the display of Samsung.

    KIPRIANOS78 4 months ago

    Samsung quality can't be matched hands down

  • Villads Rasmusen
    Villads Rasmusen 4 months ago

    Where the f is the cameras?

  • Haeli Kim
    Haeli Kim 4 months ago

    Crease and winkle are turn off....

  • Gemein Hardd
    Gemein Hardd 4 months ago

    Looks cheap, screen vulnerable to damage

  • michael lu
    michael lu 4 months ago

    Samsung cannot tell bend from fold. MateX is truly foldable.

  • Donkey Kong
    Donkey Kong 4 months ago

    I would spend 2300 euros now to get my hands on the Mate X, no hesitation. It would ignite many conversations on the street.

  • Donkey Kong
    Donkey Kong 4 months ago

    Huawei foldable is better in all areas.

  • Brochacho III
    Brochacho III 4 months ago

    Yea but now the screen, on both sides, is at risk. Just a huge screen on the outside seems sketchy

  • Daniel Thompson IV
    Daniel Thompson IV 4 months ago

    Always loved your channel!
    New subscriber to your Instagram..
    I dream of owning a Galaxy 10

  • Skyler Hickman
    Skyler Hickman 4 months ago

    Everyone already trying to sleep on the samsung lmao hold up people

  • Ameer Akashe
    Ameer Akashe 4 months ago

    Soooo how are they gonna put cases on these things

  • Cahyo Suminar
    Cahyo Suminar 4 months ago

    Better execution on foldable phone than samsung fold

  • nadew gher
    nadew gher 4 months ago

    Now whats the phone case gonna be and how are you gonna survive of drops?

  • Bao Vuong
    Bao Vuong 4 months ago

    This looks so much better than the galaxx

  • ronak patel
    ronak patel 4 months ago

    stole that display panel tech from samsung.

  • Hanse JUNG
    Hanse JUNG 4 months ago +1

    Why is the screen winkly around the bending area?? Is it because its outfolding?

    • Frank Ji
      Frank Ji 3 months ago

      Hanse JUNG Samsung Galaxy Fold also has the same crease, which is inevitable since both screens are made of plastic instead of glass.

  • Han
    Han 4 months ago

    Seriously? I guess there are people get paid for the ad these days.
    Anyway, the surface of the phone reminds me of the DVD case.
    I don't think this phone will get out on the market anytime soon. Good luck!

  • Darren Erdyan
    Darren Erdyan 4 months ago

    soo, u don't use phone case?

  • elliott ditman
    elliott ditman 4 months ago

    I like this more that the Samsung one

  • Jian Huang
    Jian Huang 4 months ago

    Huawei is actually stealing Western ideas and technology, so so so far Huawei has only invented the time machine.

  • Ice Cream
    Ice Cream 4 months ago

    Samsung made the phone focused on unfolded screen making it to 4 to 3 ratio which makes folded screen really long and that't why they have bezels above and below. Huawei focused on folded screen making it having same look with nonfoldable phones but when it't unfolded, it's square shape. I agree with huawei made it asthetically more pleasing but I think Samsung made it more pragmatically. Just 3 facts. Samsung makes best oled display in the world, and Samsung could have made outfolding design 3 years ago. Samsung is planning to release about million this year while Huawei realising 200k this year.