Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X are both audacious visions of what a folding smartphone might look like. They are both unbelievably, expensive and surely put the average phone purchaser out of reach for the foreseeable future. However, they are unbelievably compelling concepts and we are desperately waiting to get your hands on one.
For now, here's a comparison of Samsung Galaxy Fold vs Huawei Mate X in Australia in terms of overall design, screens, features, and other specifications. It'll be updated as soon as the more details drop.
April 26, 2019, is all set as an official release date of Samsung Galaxy Fold in few markets including the United States. Either it arrives in Australia with immediate effects or not, it’s yet to be revealed.
As for Huawei Mate X release date in Australia, it’s undecided as well. In Europe or America, it’s expected to be landed somewhere in March or April as Huawei may want to compete sooner instead of later in 2019 with its first true folded smartphone.
Price-wise, Samsung Galaxy Fold will arrive at $1980 (USD) which converts to around £1500 or AU$2800 – eye-watering?
Huawei is known for the price undercutting of Apple, Samsung and other leading brands of smartphone. But expecting for the same for Mate X would be wrong as chances are it’ll go higher even more than Samsung Galaxy Fold. It’s rumored to set users back approx. 2300 Euros which converts roughly to $2600, £2000 or AU$3660.
Samsung Galaxy Fold vs Huawei Mate X Specs Comparison
Both are foldable smartphones, but it is quite wonderful how different the design and construction of the two phones are. Two separate screens are opted for by the Samsung Galaxy Fold: a small one outside, intended for one-handed use, and then a big one in the fold. When folded up, the device looks pretty meaty – literally, it looks like 2 smartphones stacked up on top of one another. You will be going to feel this one in your pocket. But it looks quite robust, too.
On the other hand, Huawei Mate X has massive but a single screen. It means that when folded down or go for the entire tablet experience if unfolded, you can make it a traditional phablet. The Mate X looks a lot thinner than the Galaxy Fold, making it easier to move around.
The outside display of the Galaxy Fold is not really exciting: it is a 4.6 in OLED 21:9 panel with a 1960 x 840 pixels resolution - designed for one-handed usage. This is what really matters: a panel of 7.3 in 4.2:3 at 2152 x 1536, with the camera module coating a corner chunk.
Meanwhile, a single 8-inches AMOLED display at 2480 x 2200 pixels resolution is available in the Huawei Mate X. When folded, the front gets a 6.6-inches AMOLED screen with a 2480 x 1148 pixels resolution and 6.38-inches screen with 2480 x 892 pixels resolution outback. No camera notch of any sort is found, as the three cameras are located on the grip–depending on how you hold the phone, you use them as your main and selfie camera.
There are six cameras in the Samsung Galaxy Fold. For a smartphone with two screens and two very different forms, we suppose it makes sense.
On the front "cover" side of the handset you will find a single selfie shooter, and then three back cameras on the second half of it: a 12-megapixel wide-angle optic that switches between f/1.5 and f/2.4, a 16MP ultra wide-angle f/2.2 lens and a 12MP telephoto lens with f/2.4. This is the same 3-camera configuration as the Galaxy S10. There are two large-screen cameras: a 10MP (f/2.2) selfie-cam, and 8MP (f/1.9) RGB depth camera - when unfolded.
However, Huawei Mate X makes things much easier with a Leica three-camera configuration that works in both screen forms. It has an overarching wide-angle lens of 40MP, an ultra-wide angle lens of 16MP and an 8MP lens. The current camera champion is Huawei's Mate 20 Pro, so there's plenty of reason for optimism about the setup of the Mate X.
In both cases here you will get a strong and potent Android chip: the Galaxy Fold uses an unspecified 7 nm 64-bit Octa-core processor, while Huawei's Kirin 980 is used in Mate X which is already on par with Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
Samsung has 12GB of RAM, while Huawei Mate X comes with 8GB of RAM. And interestingly, both devices support 5G networks and will be very quick to support them if you are with a carrier that supports them. Furthermore, Samsung Galaxy Fold comes in an LTE-only flavor which we think is a cheaper (budget-friendly) one of the lots.
There will be a beefy battery here at both ends: 4,380mAh on the Galaxy Fold and 4,500mAh on the Mate X. The wireless charge of Samsung's phone, however, is a good addition, while Huawei only sticks to the wired charge only for its folding features.
Each one has an enormous internal storage Cache (512GB), but the Mate X can accomplish Huawei's micro SD card up to 256 GB, while the Galaxy fold does not have a microSD slot for expanding storage. These two devices are also packed on the side power button in a fingerprint sensor. And did we mention that both are huge screens foldable phones? That's a unique perk!