We finally entered the new era of technology with foldable smartphones making its way to the market. It’s not like no one has released a foldable smartphone before 2019 but when a big tech giant like Samsung is coming with the concept then people will watch it. And when other tech giants also start competing to that, such as Huawei, then it is a thing worth noticing.
A few days back, Samsung revealed it first and upcoming Galaxy Fold at MWC 2019 held in Barcelona, Spain. And as the South Korean finished their surprise, Huawei came with theirs the next day with Huawei Mate X- the first foldable smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer.
We also have hints from other smartphone makers such as LG, Oppo, Xiaomi, and many more about their foldable devices in near future.
However, we will wait for others, and see how these heavily priced, two tech innovations compete with each other on the spec sheet.
Huawei Mate X vs Samsung Galaxy Fold: Design
This, perhaps, is the most important segment to compare in the two smartphones given that an array of specifications about both the devices are yet to be revealed. A simple question one can ask is- “How well the screen can fold?”
Samsung Galaxy Fold features a simple notebook-type design. Folding towards the inside, the smartphone is left with some space in between whenever kept folded. First thing, this makes it feel like you are holding two smartphones attached together at first glance and moreover, it makes the device seem like bulkier.
Coming to the Huawei Mate X, here we have a seamless outside fold, due to which there is no gap left in between after the fold. It measures 11mm after the fold and 5.4mm in the tablet mode. The plus point is that it folds flat making it much better than the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Moreover, Huawei has been smart enough to use its triple camera set up in the design in such a way that the user can have a matchless experience.
Winner: Huawei Mate X
Huawei Mate X vs Samsung Galaxy Fold: Screen
Coming to the screen size, Samsung features its 7.3-inch foldable screen with another 4.6-inch screen on the top of the smartphone, which works while using as a folded device. The tablet screen of Samsung Galaxy Fold is an Infinity Flex type with 2152 x 1536 pixels of resolution, whereas, the smaller screen has 1960 x 840 pixels of resolution.
Huawei Mate X follows a different path and divides its tablet screen into two giant screens after the fold. The 8-inch tablet panel is a FullView display with 2480 x 2220 and without any notch, whereas, you get two FullView displays on each side of the device after the fold of 6.6-inch and 6.38-inch with 2480 x 1148 pixels and 2480 x 892 pixels resolution respectively.
Winner: Huawei Mate X
Huawei Mate X vs Samsung Galaxy Fold: Specs
A lot of specs are yet to be followed by both the companies and results about performance can only be depicted after usage since the smartphones will be performing for the first time on those foldable panels. We know that both smartphones are 5G ready.
Huawei’s Mate X features a 7nm technology-based flagship HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC with 8GB of RAM and 512GB internal storage. There are rumors about more storage variants. It has a triple-camera setup of 40MP wide-angle lens, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens on a hinge at the backside. The device gets juice from a 4,500mAh battery.
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Fold, with a battery of 4,380mAh, is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 12GB RAM and 512GB internal storage. It features six cameras in total with the three-camera setup on each side of the device. While the back side features a triple camera setup of 12MP+12MP telephoto lens+16MP ultra-wide angle, the front tablet side features dual-camera support of 10MP and 8MP lenses and the smaller screen on the top holds a 10MP shooter to end the whole 6 camera setup.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy Fold
Huawei Mate X vs Samsung Galaxy Fold: Price
This is again an integral part of the discussion. Galaxy Fold will start selling at $1,980 whereas Huawei, for the first time, goes out of budget with a starting price of $2,598 for the Mate X.
While Galaxy Fold is set to roll out in the US market on April 26, we are yet to get a roll out date for Huawei Mate X.