Foldable phone fever meets 5G mania in Huawei’s latest flagship. At MWC, the company unveiled the new Mate X, joining the likes of Samsung and Royole in offering smartphones with folding screens. But Huawei’s Mate X also claims to be the fastest 5G folding phone — it’s not just the first in the category to claim to support the latest networking standard. We’re not looking at a me-too product here; Huawei’s take on the device has a few compelling differences from alternatives we’ve seen so far that has me thinking it may have the best approach. We were able to check out a prototype (though we weren’t allowed to touch it), and from that brief encounter, I’m already intrigued.
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