Not too long ago, Samsung launched the Galaxy Fold, followed by Huawei’s equally exciting Mate X Smartphones. So who comes out on top?
Well, I only have a few details known so far, I haven’t tested it but just a bit of assumption of what it would be like to own one.
Starting with the Samsung Galaxy Fold
The looks resembled more like 2 smartphones rolled into one. The folding part is clearly visible as well as how the hinge operates. Unfolded, it comes with a 7.3 inch infinity flexed screen and a 4.6 inch outer screen which can be used for casual use. The Operating system is customized, so that it can run 3 apps simultaneously and seamlessly when you switch between folded and unfolded screens.
Underneath also bares the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset along with Qualcomm 5G Model built in. It also comes with a whopping 12 GB RAM and 512 GB Storage available, with no knowledge yet, if it supports MicroSD expansion.
Having a giant screen, it also houses 2 batteries with fast charging, a Fingerprint Sensor and powerful camera with 6 lenses built in.
However, this is just a teased as no one has been able to test the phone personally, also the price is a shock, it is said to start at $1900 dollars.
Nobody has been able to test it as of yet
Huawei Mate X
Just after a few days, Huawei came through with their Mate X smartphone, but one glaring difference here, is that people actually were able to hold and test the unit. And so far, people had been impressed.
One of the striking difference is the design, the Mate X looks more polish, beautiful and the hinge design is inconspicuously hidden. It comes with a 6.6 inch unfolded front screen and a 6.4 inch rear screen. And when folded, it has an 8 inch screen for casual use.
When folded, the phone is about 11 mm thick and unfolded at only 5.4mm. The phone also comes with Huawei’s own proprietary Chipset, the Hisilicon Kirin 980, 5G model also comes built in.
Huawei also highlights one of their super fast charging feature, meaning, it can charge the phone up to 80% in just 30 minutes plugged in.
Finally, the camera is from Leica and it has 3 lenses in it.
Probably one of the biggest question mark here is the price, meanwhile the Galaxy Fold retails a bit less than 2000 dollars, the Huawei Mate X is far more expensive, starting at $2600.
So which one should you buy?
Well, if it were for me, I’d say wait till the prices go down, also it’s still not polished and problems with the hardware and software would be expected especially at this stage. But one thing is clear here, we will be seeing a lot more folding smartphones this year.