Foldable phones were more-or-less the theme at MWC this year. With most of the smartphone world drooling over the pre-MWC announcement of the Galaxy Fold smartphone, Chinese smartphone giant Huawei became another contender for smartphone of the year award with its Mate X smartphone.
Inside The Galaxy Fold
The Galaxy Fold has two screens – one on the inside and one on the outside. On the inside, the phone has a 7.3-inch diagonal P-LED display with an aspect ratio of 3:2. The phone has a mechanical hinge that lets you fold the phone so that you can use it as a regular smartphone. The outside screen is also AMOLED but with a screen size of 4.2-inch.
Inside the phone is the Exynos 9820 chipset or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 depending on the region you are in. The device is 5G-enabled and also has six cameras in total – are three at the back, two on the inside and one on the front. The phone looks quite good and seems like a finished smartphone, which is not something you can say about the Royole FlexPai.
Inside The Mate X
The Huawei Mate X, on the other hand, has an outward fold which means that the screen folds on the outside so that when the device is folded completely you can see two screens instead of one. The front screen is 6.6-inches in size which is nearly 50 percent bigger than the Galaxy Fold’s. Inside the device has an 8-inch display.
The device in the unfolded state has a thickness of just 5.3 mm, which is not present in any smartphone to date. Additionally, the phone also comes with 5G and a triple-camera setup that has been co-engineered with the help of Leica. The phone features a hinge made with a Falcon design so that there is next to no crease on the device when it is unfolded. The side raise bar makes the device lock perfectly so that there is no gap in the fold.
When it comes to pricing, the Galaxy Fold happens to be priced at a whopping $1980 and will be available starting from April 21. The Huawei Mate X, however, is priced even higher, i.e. at $2,600, which makes it even more unaffordable. Overall, if the design is considered, Huawei seems to have done a better job than Samsung, but we will have to see what transpires in the long run. Reviews of both devices should be out soon.
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