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Huawei Mate foldable smartphones: New 3D renders leaked

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The 3D renders of the upcoming Huawei Mate foldable smartphone have recently got leaked. The report has come to Android Updated courtesy of Letsgodigital.

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Huawei has released information about its future smartphone models over time. In October 2017, Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, reported for the first time that Huawei has a folding phone in development.

In addition, the company already had a working prototype of a two-screen device, Richard Yu added. There was only a small gap between them that needed to be fixed.

Soon there were rumors that Huawei fearsome rival Samsung wanted to stand out and be the first to present a foldable device. Ironically, we now know that after a period of years of development, there will not be a week between the introduction of one and the other model.

Richard Yu himself has indicated that Huawei will present her 5G folding smartphone at MWC 2019. This statement was made last week at the end of the presentation of the Balong 5000 chipset, Huawei’s first commercial 5G router. The foldable smartphone will also be equipped with the new Balon-5000. This is the counterpart of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem.

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As far as the naming of Huawei’s foldable smartphone is concerned, there are still several options open. At the end of last year, Huawei submitted a series of trademark applications for the model names Mate Flex, Mate Flexi, Mate Fold and Mate F. Although it is still unclear what the exact name will be, it is clear that Huawei intends to use its foldable smartphone within the high-end Mate series.

In terms of specifications, there is still remarkably little known about the foldable Huawei smartphone. The company develops its own processors, of which the Kirin 980 with a double Neural Processing Unit (NPU) is the latest. This processor was presented in the last quarter of 2018. The Kirin 980 was first used in the Mate 20 series, probably this chipset can also be found in the folding phone from Huawei. Incidentally, it will not only be the processor that corresponds, but chances are also that there are more similarities with the Mate 20 Pro.

It is as yet unknown whether the device is also equipped with the M-Pen, as is the case with the Mate 20 X gaming smartphone. Incidentally, it will certainly be possible to also play a game on the foldable Huawei smartphone. Speaking of gaming, Samsung recently patented an interesting foldable gaming smartphone with a built-in D-pad.

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It seems most likely that the foldable smartphone model of Huawei opens up to a tablet format, just like Samsung is the case. It will not be a clamshell design, as Motorola will most likely present at MWC 2019.

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Then the question is whether the screen will fold inwards or outwards. There are rumors that Huawei will choose a larger display than Samsung. It is possible that the total device is slightly larger, but it is also possible that the display is on the outside. This allows a larger display surface to be created without increasing the size when you have folded the device.

This method is also technically easier to realize and will also be cheaper, after all, you do not have to place an extra screen on the outside. Also, the patents that LetsGoDigital encountered from Huawei foldable smartphones. Huawei has also applied for significantly fewer patents in recent years for foldable smartphones than Samsung.

 

As far as the price of Huawei’s first folding smartphone is concerned, we are still in the dark. Meanwhile, it is known that the Samsung Galaxy Fold should cost around € 1,600 (128GB). Chances are that Huawei wants to stay here, a price of € 1.495 finally sounds a bit more reasonable, is not it?

Huawei has scheduled a press conference on Sunday 24 February at 14:00 Dutch time. At this moment the 5G foldable smartphone will be presented. The company may also simultaneously release a new MateBook notebook and MediaPad tablet. The Mobile World Congress starts a day later. Naturally, the revolutionary device will also be on display at MWC 2019.

Former National Defence Academy Cadet, Mukul Sharma is an Android Lover. He makes Android reviews on Android Updated. You can find him at Android Updated or at Stuff Listings.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold teardown images showcase the internals

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The world of Android has got a new thing to talk about – the Samsung Galaxy Fold breaks. Almost every YouTuber has made a video about the fiasco.

As it turns out, Samsung has implemented an additional layer of coating on the top of the regular display to protect the main display and the fragile internals. Unfortunately/strangely enough, Samsung has not provided the minority of the buyers of the Galaxy Fold with any warning about the fact that the Galaxy Fold might break if the top layer is peeled off.


Nevertheless, a user has posted the following teardown images of the device which showcase how fragile the Fold is from the inside.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Infographic

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The device is going to be released come April 26. So far, we know almost all the official specifications of the device, but that is certainly not it. There is a myriad of doubts amongst our minds which Mishaal Rahman (an XDA member) has tried to clear out via a tweet.

Let’s have a look at all the doubts he has tried to clear out.

1. Does the Galaxy Fold have a crease when unfolded?

Sadly, yes. As per Rahman, the crease is there. Thankfully enough, it is barely noticeable and becomes almost negligible when the screen brightness is more than 70%.

Q: Does it fold completely or is it like a binder?

A: More like a binder, it leaves a small gap.

2. Does the screen bend/fold outwards? How sturdy is the hinge?

As per him, the screen does not bend outwards and the hinge is sturdy enough to keep the Galaxy Fold from bending that way.

Q: Does the hinge bend outward? (Not intended behaviour, but want to know about quality)

A: Doesn’t bend outwards.

3. Can I use the Galaxy Fold as a small laptop at 90 degrees?

That seems unlikely. As per Rahman, the Galaxy Fold can be bent at a right angle, but that turns off the screen, meaning that one won’t be able to use the device in that orientation.

Q: Can the Fold remain open at a right angle?

A: Fold is weird like you could make it stay open at that angle but the screen would be off and if you do manage to keep it open its more of a balancing.

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4. Does the Galaxy Fold allow for separate home screen setups?

Yes, it does.

Q: Does it allow for separate home screen setups?

A: It does allow separate home screens. Actually, that messed me up the first time. I set my home screen to a seal and only the inner screen changed. Later I figured that I have to change the small screen wallpaper separately.

Furthermore, he has tested the Galaxy Fold using various benchmarks and metrics. You can check it all out by following the tweet thread.

Q: Does the hinge bend outward? (Not intended behaviour, but want to know about quality)

A: Doesn’t band outwards.

Q: Can the Fold remain open at a right angle?

A: Fold is weird like you could make it stay open at that angle but the screen would be off and if you do manage to keep it open its more of a balancing.

To know more about the Samsung Galaxy Fold, you can head to our existing coverage of the same.

What are your thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy Fold? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android Updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

 

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Here are the alleged official wallpapers of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

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Samsung will soon launch the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G edition. A new bunch of official looking wallpapers of the device has recently popped up on the internet. In case you want to download them, you can get them from here.

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Samsung Galaxy S10: Top 5 firsts and Top 5 bests

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With a reengineered dynamic display, a pro-grade camera and performance optimized for today’s needs, the Galaxy S10 line is the result of 10 years of smartphone innovations. The Galaxy S10 line is jam-packed with next-generation technology – both new and upgraded. The smartphone offers users the familiar premium Galaxy experience, while it breaks new ground with a series of firsts and bests across the Galaxy S10’s cutting-edge features.

Why should I buy the Samsung Galaxy S10? Here’s why


1. Amazing display

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The Samsung Galaxy S10+ sports a beautiful 6.4-inch display with 87.5% screen-to-body ratio. The front camera integrates seamlessly within the display which makes the device an absolute pleasure to look at.

2. Amazing cameras

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Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S9 lineup and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 featured one of the best cameras in the market. The Galaxy S10 lineup has taken things to an altogether different dimension. The 5G variant of the Galaxy S10 boasts of a quad camera setup (12 MP, f/1.5-2.4 wide angle + 2 MP, f/2.4, 52mm telephoto + 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm ultrawide + TOF camera) which is going to give the competitors nightmares for days.

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In case you want to know everything about the rest of the devices unveiled during the Unpacked event (including the Samsung Galaxy Fold), you can head to our existing coverage of the same.

What are your thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup of smartphones? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android Updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

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More live shots and promotional video of the Lenovo Z6 Pro appear

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The upcoming Lenovo Z6 Pro has once again popped up on the internet as a bunch of live shots and a promotional video of the device appear online.

The first image showcases the device’s rear in all its glory, the second one shows a kind of a teardown of the device and its specifications, and the third one shows off the display and the under-display fingerprint scanner.

Furthermore, the company has shared a promotional video of the device on the Chinese microblogging website Weibo.

Recently, Cheng has shared a bunch of camera shots taken from the Lenovo Z6 Pro and if the images are indeed taken from the device (and not by a DSLR, duh), there is certainly a big reason as to why you need to be interested in the device.

Just have a look at the photos and judge by yourself.

Lenovo Z6 Pro camera shots

Looking at the images, it is clear that we are going to get a monster of a smartphone. Once again, we won’t trust Cheng as of now as he is kind of famous for faking news, but the future of the Z6 Pro looks promising if it’s not all lies.

The pre-orders of the device have already begun. Today, the company has posted the official image of the rear of the device which depicts a quad rear camera arrangement.

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One of the rear cameras will be a 48MP unit. This confuses everything as the earlier rumors suggested a 100MP camera coming up with the device. Nevertheless, we will get to know everything pretty soon as the launch date is not too far away.

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We already know that the device is going to pack in a bunch of amazing features including a whopping 12GB of RAM and a 100MP (alleged) primary camera.

Adding on to that, the device will most certainly be powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. This, however, is no more a rumor as the company has made it official via the Chinese microblogging website Weibo.

Qualcomm has already hinted that we would get 100MP cameras in smartphones somewhere this year, but we did not expect the news to come from Lenovo (watch out Samsung and Huawei).

Will the Lenovo Z6 Pro actually feature a 100MP camera?

To be honest, this news must be taken with due precaution as Cheng has had a reputation of exaggerating and overhyping (who can forget the Lenovo Z5 fiasco). There might be a possibility of an on-paper specs bump using software tweaks.

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Nevertheless, having a 100MP camera (howsoever it turns out to be) is pretty impressive in itself.

The prime highlight of the device is going to be a HyperVision camera. Furthermore, the device will feature 5G, making it the company’s first smartphone to have 5G support.

While addressing the audience, a Lenovo representative gave us an idea of the upcoming plans of the company. As per the announcement, Lenovo is all geared up to launch the Lenovo Z6 Pro which will be the company’s first smartphone to have 5G support.

Not only that, but the device will also sport a new HyperVision camera which will be capable of recording Hyper Videos, a concept which is still not implemented practically in the world of Android smartphones.

Under the hood, the Lenovo Z6 Pro will be powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset which will be coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage with scope for further expansion with the help of an external SD card.

As of now, little is known about the device, but we are sure to receive further intel on the same in the coming days as the launch date approaches.

To know more about the device, you can head to our existing coverage of the same.

What are your thoughts on the Lenovo Z6 Pro? Will it actually feature a 100MP camera unit? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android Updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

Source – Weibo

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