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|
|Processor||Kirin 980||Qualcomm Snapdragong 855|
|Battery||4,500 mAh||4,380 mAh|
|OS||Android 9.0||Android 9.0|
(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
|Dimensions||10.8mm thick when folded||17mm thick when folded|
|Special features||8-inch foldable-display, side-mounted fingerprint sensor,||7.3-inch foldable-display, side-mounted fingerprint sensor|