Why do people say that foldable phones are only divided into Huawei and others? The difference can be seen from Huawei Mate X3

People think foldable phones are either Huawei or other brands The distinction can be observed with Huawei Mate X3

【Phoneauto News】According to the market data on foldable smartphones released by iResearch, in 2022, Huawei, as a single manufacturer, occupied 51.3% of the domestic foldable smartphone market share, and has maintained a share of over 50% for three consecutive years. In terms of brand awareness ranking, Huawei is also the number one brand. It can be said that Huawei has always maintained its position as a leader in the foldable screen market, and the combined market share of all other manufacturers cannot surpass Huawei. Huawei can be regarded as a leader, innovator, and pioneer, while other manufacturers are followers.

Currently, the overall shipment volume of the foldable smartphone market is showing a promising trend. According to surveys, the shipment volume of foldable screens in China in 2022 was only 1.2 million units, but it has increased to 3.6 million units in 2022. At the same time, according to predictions, the foldable screen market will maintain a high growth rate of over 50% in the next three years, and the total shipment volume in 2025 will reach 16 million units. In this situation, except for Apple, almost all major mobile phone manufacturers have entered the foldable screen market, leading to intensified competition in this market.

Currently, the competition in the foldable screen market is becoming increasingly fierce. Starting with the Huawei Mate X3 foldable screen, manufacturers now focus on making foldable screens thinner and lighter, aiming to achieve a usage experience that is almost indistinguishable from regular flagship straight screens. However, many manufacturers prioritize weight reduction in the design of thin and light devices, sacrificing certain improvements in the configuration of the foldable screen, compromising the phone’s imaging, waterproof, and other functions. This approach seems to be losing sight of the bigger picture and showing signs of obsession.

And as a leader in the current market, Huawei has managed to avoid this. Although Huawei was the first manufacturer to design a thin and light foldable screen, it has not given up control over the basic hardware configuration of the phone. The weight must be reduced, but the configuration should not be compromised! With this concept in mind, Huawei has deeply explored the true value of foldable screen phones. After a lot of technological innovation and design breakthroughs, Huawei has successfully made the foldable screen lighter than ordinary flat flagship phones, while also achieving ten comprehensive features such as imaging, experience, and waterproofing.

Take the Huawei Mate X3 foldable screen phone as an example. It is the first foldable screen phone to be even thinner and have the same thickness as a flat screen phone. The dual rotating water drop hinge of this phone adopts new technology, balancing lightweight and reliability, and it can achieve stable multi-angle free suspension. In terms of waterproofing, the Mate X3 has achieved IPX8 water resistance, making it capable of dealing with unexpected splashes and sprays. For the screen surface, Huawei has used its self-developed Kunpeng glass, and the Mate X3’s external screen is 10 times more resistant to drops. As for the internal screen, thanks to the use of composite laminated structure and non-Newtonian fluid materials, the Mate X3’s internal screen has a 4 times improved impact resistance. In terms of imaging, Huawei has redesigned the periscope telephoto module for the Mate X3, and ultimately, within an extremely thin and light body, it has incorporated the XMAGE super-perception imaging system composed of an RYYB ultra-large bottom main camera, a low-distortion ultra-wide-angle secondary camera, and a 5x periscope telephoto lens. This system provides users with a photography experience comparable to that of a flat flagship phone.

Overall, the Huawei Mate X3 is definitely more than just slim and lightweight. This phone has very sophisticated internal design and configuration choices, and Huawei did not simply sacrifice user experience for the sake of weight. Additionally, Huawei has incorporated a series of advanced configurations and features into this phone, such as dual rotating waterdrop hinges, Kunlun glass, and bidirectional Beidou satellite messaging, achieving the implementation of many innovative achievements. In terms of focusing on slimness at the expense of configuration, other manufacturers have a significant gap in ideology compared to Huawei.

At this point, it is not difficult to understand why Huawei can dominate over half of the foldable screen phone market in China. Huawei is the innovator and leader in the market. For example, while other manufacturers were still considering whether to enter the foldable screen market, Huawei had already defined the slimness track for foldable screens. While other manufacturers were sacrificing product performance for slimness, Huawei achieved both slimness and reliable and versatile product capabilities. In the foldable screen market, Huawei is leading the way as an innovator, exploring the direction of industry advancement step by step, while most other manufacturers are still in the follower status.

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