The Huawei’s ludicrously expensive Mate X makes the case for the foldable phone

One of the most talked-about new products at Mobile World Congress this year is Huawei’s foldable smartphone, the Mate X. Quartz spent some time with the $2,600 device, which is kept behind a glass case at the company’s booth on the expo floor, to get a glimpse of the foldable future of phones.

Many companies have joined the race to launch a folding smartphone this year, including SamsungTCLXiaomi, and even Energizer, but few of these companies actually let congress attendees touch the devices.

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The Mate X next to a Huawei P20 (far left), an iPhone XS (second from right), and the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (far right).

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