The Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone at the Mobile World Congress. Photo: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

China’s Huawei unveiled the Mate X, a $2,600 5G folding-screen phone, on Sunday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, challenging Samsung's new bendable device and the consumer threshold of pricey mobile phones, the AP reports.

The big picture: Huawei is pushing premium products in Europe and at home in China as it remains unlikely that their phones will be sold in U.S. anytime soon due to trade and security concerns.

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The murder hornets are here

A braver man than me holds a speciment of the Asian giant hornet. Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Entomologists in Washington state on Thursday discovered the first Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S.

Why it matters: You may know this insect species by its nom de guerre: "the murder hornet." While the threat they pose to humans has been overstated, the invading hornets could decimate local honeybee populations if they establish themselves.

Biden is highest-spending political candidate on TV ads

Joe Biden. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

After spending an additional $45.2 million on political ads this week, former Vice President Joe Biden has become the highest-spending political candidate on TV ads ever, according to data from Advertising Analytics.

By the numbers: In total, the Biden campaign has spent $582.7 million on TV ads between 2019 and 2020, officially surpassing Michael Bloomberg's record spend of roughly $582 million. Biden's spend includes his primary and general election advertising.