[Discussion] What’s the better foldable: Samsung Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X?

[Discussion] What’s the better foldable: Samsung Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X?

The race for foldable devices is now officially on. During Samsung’s Unpacked event, the company officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the consumer version of their long-awaited foldable phone, alongside their Galaxy S10 line of flagship smartphones. Shortly after, during MWC 2019, Huawei launched the Huawei Mate X, their own take on a foldable device. Both phones feature bleeding edge foldable displays designed to stand abuse, wear and tear, but with starkly different approaches to how they work.

Samsung Galaxy Fold XDA Forum

The Samsung Galaxy Fold features what some media outlets are calling an “innie” display. The flexible 7.3-inch notched panel is revealed from the inside when opening up the device, which can be opened up and closed like a notebook, and a small 21:9 display outside of the device allows to use the device when closed. It’s a pretty simple approach, yet effective, and allows the display to not be scratched when the device is on your pocket.

Huawei Mate X XDA Forum

The Huawei Mate X, on the other hand, includes an “outie” display. Instead of having the display fold inside the device, the 8-inch flexible panel folds and wraps all around the outside of the phone. This allows for more flexibility in regards to the display’s capabilities: the screen can be split into three different display sections. The flexible display does not have a front facing camera or any other sensors as the display can be folded over the back together with the quad camera setup, so notches, display holes or any other artifacts do not exist here, giving you a near 100% screen-to-body ratio.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold (left) and the Huawei Mate X (right).

Both devices have managed to spark an “innie vs outie” discussion among enthusiasts, debating which implementation is the best one. But we want to hear from you, too. Do you prefer the Galaxy Fold’s inside-facing display, or are you more of a Huawei Mate X person? Personally, I think the Galaxy Fold’s implementation is the best, but the Huawei Mate X is clearly the winner in terms of looks.

Let us know down in the comments!

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