Foldable phones at MWC 2019: just the beginning

  • Published on Feb 26, 2019
  • Foldable phones are just getting started. Here’s what we know so far: the Huawei Mate X, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and the Royole FlexPai. It's already obvious that they're going to be a big part of our shared technological future. The hype from all corners for them has been deafening, whether you're talking to hardware manufacturers, mobile carriers, or tech enthusiasts. As big and important as foldables will be though, they also face a long road of evolution and refinement, one where prices will need to come down and usability will have to go way up.
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Comments • 409

    NEW NEW NWO 4-LIFE 2 months ago

    Nope 🤢🤮

  • Alvin d
    Alvin d 3 months ago

    Even the older model of those flagship phones are still expensive to buy.

  • Zhuoyang Zhang
    Zhuoyang Zhang 3 months ago

    Huawei mate x is the best I think so far

  • GV SP
    GV SP 4 months ago

    ZTE Axon M is the best.

  • alice fish
    alice fish 5 months ago

    Can someone please tell me why a foldable screen is necessary

  • Colossal7
    Colossal7 5 months ago

    so sad that huawei didn't add pen support on their products. It would've been awesome but because of the invisible hinge on the center, you can't see it, but you can feel it when drawing

  • dadada486
    dadada486 5 months ago

    The dream is total mobility....every science fiction film has a variation of this..."phones" stopped being just phones a long time ago...they are mobile computers!

  • Wei Chan
    Wei Chan 5 months ago

    I found my next phone!

  • Taimur Ahmed
    Taimur Ahmed 5 months ago

    Samsung's One UI is a very good software.

  • Voice of Reason
    Voice of Reason 5 months ago

    foldable surface pro or ipad pro gives me hype

  • move foward
    move foward 6 months ago

    Holographic phones. Then...

  • Global Teknindo
    Global Teknindo 6 months ago

    i m looking for folable car

  • William Dean
    William Dean 6 months ago

    Samsung was smart, hiding their large screen on the inside so it's plastic screen is protected. How long will those other screens hold up when they don't have the glass protection and that soft plastic screen cover is on the outside getting bombarded by keys and what not?

  • Ino Komodo
    Ino Komodo 6 months ago

    i wont spend money on a phone made in china

  • Gabo H
    Gabo H 6 months ago

    I never looked at my phone and wished I could fold it.
    What I really want is a small and fast, very fast phone with great battery life.
    If we just could go back to 4" performance phones, that would be great

  • mady bali
    mady bali 6 months ago

    for 500 euro you can get 1 good Phone and 1 good tablet

  • Motivator Warrior
    Motivator Warrior 6 months ago

    6 years ago we talked like it would be in 10 years from then. what is 2 years from now?

  • Leonardo
    Leonardo 6 months ago

    Mein Gott the audio is terrible Vlad

  • Juan Lopez
    Juan Lopez 6 months ago

    They need to make foldable watches so I can text and watch Netflix easier at work

  • -• • • •
    -• • • • 6 months ago

    -Then we got black and white screens...
    *shows image of a monochromatic green screen*

  • Avantt 007
    Avantt 007 6 months ago +1

    This is the beginning of convergence of mobile, tablet, and laptop

  • 64 bit
    64 bit 6 months ago

    A display folding inwards is a lot more technology advanced than a display folding outwards. Although I do agree that the mate x looks more aesthetic.

  • pam oakes
    pam oakes 6 months ago

    Have zero interest in the foldable phones. Why would you want a thick phone with huge bezels just to open it to a larger size? Plastic screen reminds me of that awful droid Verizon had a while back. 🤢

  • Fr0zenKaos
    Fr0zenKaos 6 months ago

    foldable is old tech... just saying ... iphone 6 plus

  • M N
    M N 6 months ago

    I will use it as an umbrella when it rains

  • Hammad Faro
    Hammad Faro 6 months ago

    Fold it upwards and make it thin, thats it apple do your thing!!

  • Epix Fusion
    Epix Fusion 6 months ago

    yall left out flipphones

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 6 months ago +4

    This is joining curved TVs straight to the tech graveyard.

  • ship another ship
    ship another ship 6 months ago

    You might short-circuit the phone if it comes into contact with bullshit

  • Harlock2day
    Harlock2day 6 months ago

    Good video Vlad the Impaler, I beg your pardon, Savoy. 😉

  • GlL. bb
    GlL. bb 6 months ago +2

    4,6inch??? 17mm??? Samsung just takes us a phone from 10years ago 😂😂😂😂
    I am going to Huawei Mate X

  • mic fak fan
    mic fak fan 6 months ago +1

    You dont see a gap on the galaxy fold xd. They showed a real clip and teaser. And the huawei mate x show a line at the folding point.

  • spiddyman007
    spiddyman007 6 months ago

    I think we need 8x optical zoom. Remember in the 90s and 2000s where everyone had handheld cameras that actually zoomed?? We’ve actually downgraded that technology with phones today.

  • Matthew Lemmers
    Matthew Lemmers 6 months ago

    I don't necessarily think it's a complete gimmick, but yes right now the designs we've been shown haven't been practical. If they have a Motorola phone which is literally a flip phone and a smartphone, I think there would be a huge market for something like that. These giant tablet looking things are just silly. Especially when Apple so clearly owns the market share with their iPad line. Android doesn't make applications really which support that size of display and they've tried before and failed.

  • optimus prime
    optimus prime 6 months ago

    We need tablet that can be fold..only tablet with no phone

  • bewhee
    bewhee 6 months ago

    Apple already tried this with their iPhone Bend. They had zero success. I don't know why you guys keep trying. Hahah.

  • Gerald Laurence Zordilla
    Gerald Laurence Zordilla 6 months ago +1

    Im sorry Huawei is not gapless. There is a crease as well.

    • Vanilla MNa
      Vanilla MNa 6 months ago

      He touched it and felt it, did you?

  • Dtrkshadow
    Dtrkshadow 6 months ago

    This right here is a foldable phone... yeah we’ve got one and its ready to go and it supports overclocking...

  • Papi Grande
    Papi Grande 6 months ago

    The outward folding display of the Mate X is doomed for failure. While it looks better sleeker and cleaner than the Galaxy Fold, you can’t put a screen protector or a case on it and with that plastic screen it’s going to look horrible in 6 months time. I believe Samsung thought this thing through a little more and will only improve on the design over the coming years. Right now it’s too small, too thick, too expensive and missing an s pen.

  • Grand-Theft-Psycho
    Grand-Theft-Psycho 6 months ago

    Thanks for this review it was very helpful not that I'd be able to afford one of these phones lol...

  • トカゲの財団
    トカゲの財団 6 months ago

    Damn chimeraphones

  • daily8150
    daily8150 6 months ago

    Terrible choice of background music

  • matt k
    matt k 6 months ago

    I have a job and do work, so folding the phone outwards where I can break two screens in my pocket simply wont work. Samsung is so much farther then the rest

  • kofi junior
    kofi junior 6 months ago

    maybe just a bit of gratitude that we are the generation able to experience this is good enough.

  • Rabbit
    Rabbit 6 months ago

    4k pls

  • Randy Marklowitz
    Randy Marklowitz 6 months ago

    You referred to the Huawei Mate X has the potential to be great, but you didn't talk about how the screen will get scratched and possibly broke if it is dropped. All you are worried about is the gap and no gap.

  • Tanmoy Bag
    Tanmoy Bag 6 months ago

    Huawei rocks

  • Eric Sharp
    Eric Sharp 6 months ago

    There's nothing exciting about this.

  • Patrick O'Hara
    Patrick O'Hara 6 months ago +1

    Foldable plastic screen wrapping around the outside of the phone=scratchgate. Calling it now

  • Jerry N.
    Jerry N. 6 months ago

    I feel like these won't reeeeeeaaally be good until 5 years from now, but they seem cool.

  • BangGangEiskalt
    BangGangEiskalt 6 months ago

    I would unfold my phone to watch this video

  • Erik Lando
    Erik Lando 6 months ago

    Honestly I'm not sure how you can look at the Galaxy Fold and not see how it's the best solution. The Huawei is nice looking but the whole point of these devices in my opinion is to have a smaller profile device when you want and to be able to expand the experience. The Huawei is huge.
    Let's talk about the fact that it's the only foldable device out of the 3 or 4 out there that looks finished and premium. The others look cheap and gimmicky even though they are more expensive.
    Now price. $1980 12gbs of Ram and 512 GB of storage. More cameras than anyone could ask for wireless charging etc the box is a Kevlar Case worth in the $40-$60 more than likely based on other Samsung cases and a pair of Galaxy buds which is $130 value so nearly $200 in accessories included in the box.
    So now it's around $1700 maybe a little less. All that and I can rest my phone on the table without exposing my expensive foldable display to unnecessary scratches.
    Wasn't really a fan how you lumped the Fold with the flexpai like they are even comparable.
    Just my 2 cents that no one asked for.

  • awychoi
    awychoi 6 months ago

    The mate x will surely have a bump no? It needs to bend around the thickness of the shell when closed.

  • Yan Sam
    Yan Sam 6 months ago

    5G vs 4G, thats the point.

  • Fish King
    Fish King 6 months ago

    You know the hawei is 2200$

  • albert gonzales
    albert gonzales 6 months ago +2

    Xiaomi will unveil its cheaper version I hope😋😋😋

  • albert gonzales
    albert gonzales 6 months ago

    I hope they make it cheaper..

  • STAYlow
    STAYlow 6 months ago

    I totally agree, folding phones are 'what's next' in the smartphone world. We're long overdue for a fresh concept, the "slab" is getting old.

  • abdul chairy
    abdul chairy 6 months ago

    I think they better it in tablet category. Because of its size. So it’s a foldable tablet

  • Russell Barnes
    Russell Barnes 6 months ago

    Need some help. Mate x cannot be sold in the U.S. is that true if so that's a market they cannot get to.