Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 - 16:49
The Huawei Mate X and Samsung Galaxy Fold — two of the world's first foldable smartphones. But what is the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung's Galaxy Fold was the first major foldable phone to be announced and likely will be the first of its kind to launch in the UK. It uses separate displays (one on the outside, one on the inside), a very powerful processor, and has a total of six cameras. The Samsung Galaxy fold also offers wireless charging compatibility and is available in four colours; Space Silver, Cosmos Black, Martian Green and Astro Blue.
Huawei Mate X
The Huawei mate X takes a different approach to the folder phone Samsung have recently released. With an 8inch tablet display and 5G connectivity. Whether you're using it in phone or tablet mode, the Huawei Mate X is absolutely stunning to look at, fitted with a huge amoled display, powerful processor, and unbeatable charging speeds - this really is a phone from the future.
Looking at the devices themselves, the biggest difference between the two is how the folding actually works. On the Samsung galaxy fold, you open up the phone to access its large 7.3-inch tablet display. And when it's closed, it's hidden inside the chassis and you are left with a separate 4.6-inch phone screen. However with the Huawei Mate X there's one single display panel that wraps around the entire phone. When it's closed together, you're using a large 6.6-inch screen with the other half hidden behind it. Open it up, and the entire panel is revealed and gives you access to a huge 8-inch tablet screen.
These phones of the future are currently priced between £1,500 and £1,800 for the Samsung Galaxy Fold and £2,600 for the Huawei Mate X.