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Huawei Mate X2 folding phone unveiled despite chip supply worries

Huawei Mate X2 folding phone unveiled despite chip supply worries

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HuaweiHuawei has unveiled a revamped foldable smartphone, which it says has a much smaller internal gap when closed than that of its main rival Samsung.The Mate X2 marks a major redesign for the Chinese firm. When shut, the large display is now hidden inside the device rather than exposed over its exterior, as was the case with past generations.But its price - about £2,000 ($ 2,800) - is likely to limit demand.And US trade bans also threaten the firm's ability to produce them.The company's consumer devices chief acknowledged the challenges it faced in his opening remarks about the new phone."US sanctions have posed great difficulties to our business operations and day-to-day work," Richard Yu said in a video recorded at the firm's headquarters near Shenzhen."However, thanks to the solid su
Huawei Mate XS: Hands-on with the folding phone

Huawei Mate XS: Hands-on with the folding phone

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Huawei has revealed an updated version of its folding smartphone, which it plans to release outside of China for the first time.The device will have a launch price of €2,499 (£2,100) in Europe.It said it had made the screen of the new Mate XS more resilient than the original Mate X, following concerns that folding phones were too easy to damage.BBC Click's Chris Fox was among the first to go hands-on with the Mate XS, which will launch without Google's suite of apps because Huawei is still on a US trade blacklist.The device was unveiled at Huawei's own event in Barcelona, after the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show was cancelled over coronavirus fears.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
Motorola Razr: Hands-on with the folding phone

Motorola Razr: Hands-on with the folding phone

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The Motorola Razr has been revived as a folding smartphone, 15 years after the original “game changing” device hit the market.Motorola was once a popular phone brand but has since lost market share to rivals such as Apple, Huawei and Samsung. The brand is now owned by Chinese computing firm Lenovo.The new Motorola Razr will be sold for $ 1,500, starting in the US on 26 December.BBC Click's Chris Fox went hands-on with the device to find out how well it performs, and whether the high price tag is justified.See more at Click's website and @BBCClickLet's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after US ban

Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after US ban

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Huawei starts selling foldable Mate X smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by WashingtonBy JOE McDONALD AP Business WriterNovember 15, 2019, 9:00 AM3 min read Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling its first folding smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington. The Mate X, which unfolds to 14.6 centimeters (5.8 inches) wide, went on sale Friday on Huawei’s online store in China priced at 16,999 yuan ($ 2,422). It competes with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launched in September. Huawei Technologies Ltd., China’s first global tech brand, is scrambling to preserve its business following U.S. controls imposed in May on sales of American components and technology to the company, which Washington s
Samsung’s troubled folding phone ready after fix

Samsung’s troubled folding phone ready after fix

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Samsung has said its first foldable phone is ready to go on sale from September after being delayed earlier this year when defects were reported.The South Korean electronics giant said it had made improvements to the Galaxy Fold and was doing final tests on the handset - which has a price tag of £1,800. A release had been planned for April but was shelved after journalists experienced breakages within a few days, while there were also problems with the display.Some of the reviewers branded it unusable.The phone is designed so it is a similar size to a normal phone when closed, but is also capable of opening to reveal a tablet-style screen. Advertisement Its delayed launch is likely to have cost sales that c