Huawei Mate X versus Samsung Galaxy Fold: foldable-display smartphone spec comparison


Samsung and Huawei are the first to major brands to unveil their foldable-display smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X are both built with a foldable AMOLED panel which can unbold to be used as a tablet, but the two companies are taking opposite approaches with their designs. Samsung’s display is on the inside of the device with a second smaller display on the exterior while Huawei’s Mate X uses a single display which wraps around the front and back of the device when folded and then seamlessly turns into an 8-inch edge-to-edge display when unfolded.

This difference in design also means that Samsung’s phone also has more cameras since it sports three for its main camera, two selfie cameras on the inside and a third on the front when folded. Huawei’s device only has three cameras which are housed in the sidebar on the back of the phone since all three can be used to take regular pictures and selfies.

If you want to see how the rest of the specifications between these two phones compare, check out the table below. Based on what we’ve seen so far, do you think the Huawei Mate X or the Samsung Galaxy Fold has the better design for a foldable-display smartphone?

Samsung Galaxy Fold & Huawei Mate X Pictures

Samsung Galaxy Fold versus Huawei Mate X specifications

Huawei Mate X Samsung Galaxy Fold
Screen size 8-inch 7.3 inches
Resolution 2480 x 2200 1536 x 2152
Density 414 414
Processor Kirin 980 Qualcomm Snapdragong 855
Storage 512GB 512GB
Battery 4,500 mAh 4,380 mAh
OS Android 9.0 Android 9.0
Rear camera Triple-cameras
(details not yet announced)
12 MP (standard), f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS,
12 MP (telephoto), f/2.4, 52mm, AF, OIS
16 MP (ultrawide), f/2.2, 12mm
Front camera 10 MP, f/2.2, PDAF
8 MP, f/1.9, depth sensor
10 MP, f/2.2
Bluetooth v5.0 v5.0
NFC Yes Yes
Dimensions 10.8mm thick when folded 17mm thick when folded
Water Resistance
Wireless Charging
Special features 8-inch foldable-display, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, 7.3-inch foldable-display, side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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