It’s hard to find words to do the Huawei Mate X justice, the company’s first folding smartphone coming so close to resembling a sci-fi movie prop that it’s hard to believe it will soon go on sale. Like the Samsung Galaxy Fold revealed last week, the Mate X transforms from the form-factor of a regular, everyday smartphone to a significantly larger device, similar in scale to a tablet yet arguably more manageable in the hand.
What’s fascinating is that, though the two phones may both fold, they do so in such very different ways. Samsung’s design sees the larger display have a single use, only in play when the Galaxy Fold is opened up into its fully-deployed tablet mode. The Huawei Mate X, though, is the exact opposite.
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