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Samsung, hold my beer: Huawei has unveiled its own vision for the foldable smartphone, the Mate X. Unlike the Galaxy Fold, Huawei's contraption folds out on itself: "its display wraps around the outer sides of the handset when it is in a folded state".

Meanwhile Yu highlighted that the Mate X's two batteries give it 4,500 milliamps per hour (mAh) which is "well above that of its competitors", and these batteries can be recharged in just over half an hour. The Mate X has three screens, a clever hinge system, and a Leica camera.

The Mate X also has a respectable 4500mAh powering all that hungry juice and it is the first Huawei device to sport Huawei's 55W SuperCharge, which can charge the phone from 0% to 85% in a mere 30 minutes.

He said the phone was a "masterwork of engineering" and that it folded in an "almost perfect" manner, while its 5G capacity would help "change the world that we now know".

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd last week unveiled its own folding smartphone, priced at almost $2,000, in a bid to top the technology of Apple Inc and Chinese rivals and reignite consumer interest amid slumping sales.

Huawei's chairman said on Sunday recent comments by U.S. President Donald Trump that the U.S. needed to get ahead in mobile communications through competition rather than seeking to block technology was "clear and correct".

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