With 5G connectivity has been mainstreamed… it is no exaggeration to say that 5G smartphones take a big leap in the mobile market in a month or two. It's known that loads of smartphones were in works for a few years which are slowly hitting the shelves now! Some of them are seen at the on-going MWC 2019 happening in Barcelona and they include 'Mate X 5G' foldable device and 'Mi Mix 3 5G' from Huawei and Xiaomi respectively.
Huawei's Mate X 5G Foldable Device
Just a week after Samsung launched its foldable device, 'Galaxy Fold', Huawei introduced its Huawei Mate X 5G foldable device with the thinner form factor, bigger screen, etc. Will Mate X 5G turns competitor to Fold?? Shoulders raised! Well, here go the features of Mate X 5G.
8-inch OLED FullView Display with 2480 x 2200 resolution and 8:71 aspect ratio (when unfolded)
6.6-inch display with 1148 x 2480 resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio (front side) (when folded)
6.38-inch display with 892 x 2480 resolution and 25:9 aspect ratio (back side) (when folded)
EMUI 9.0 on top of Android 9 Pie
7nm multi-mode 5G HSilicon Kirin 980 processor with world's first Huawei Balong 5000
Mali G76 GPU
8GB RAM and 512GB internal storage
Triple camera setup - 40 MP (Wide Angle Lens) sensor + 16 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens) sensor + 8 MP (Telephoto lens) sensor
Fingerprint sensor (integrated in the power button)
Just like Samsung Fold, Huawei's Mate X 5G also makes multi-tasking possible. But unlike Fold which runs three different apps, here you can work on only two different apps (on two screens) at the same.
When the device is folded, the main screen or primary screen (screen on the front) allows you to click selfies or share what's going on your primary display with a person on the other side.
In tems of design, Mate X's fold is set backwards and the hinge is not installed exactly the midway point as the one side of the display when bent back fits into the aluminium chassis that houses a vertical camera (Leica). Also, the ultra slim and ultra compact body with glossy finish make the handset look damn fantastic.
Price/Availability: EUR 2,299 (approximately Rs. 2,10,000)/ Sales start from mid-2019 in Interstellar Blue colour.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
Xiaomi's 5G version of Mi Mix 3 is same as the one launched in October 2018 in Beijing expect a few yet worthy enhancements in chipset and modem units that ensure ultra-fast downloading, stable live video conference, glitch-free VR/AR gaming, etc.
Here Are The Features of Mi Mix 3 5G
6.39-inch FHD+ Samsung AMOLED display with 2340 x 1080 resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio
Android 9 Pie
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with Snapdragon X50 modem
6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage
AI Dual rear camera - 12MP (wide-angle lens) sensor + 12MP (telephoto lens) sensor – with 960fps slo-mo videos, night mode, AI scene detection
Dual front camera - 24MP primary sensor + 2MP secondary sensor (depth sensor)- with AI dynamic bokeh, AI studio lighting, AI scene detection, AI catchlight
Fingerprint sensor (at the back)
Mi Mix 3 5G adopts the concept of Mix 3's innovative magnetic slider which is used to pop up front cameras or can also be customised to send replies to messages, open recorder, check weather reports, etc.
Price/Availability: 599 EURO (Rs 49,000 approximately)/Starting May 2019 in Onyx Black and Sapphire Blue colours.
(Image Courtesy: Twitter & Xiaomi)