The foldable phone was kicked off in earnest last month, as Samsung revealed its Galaxy Fold a few days before MWC 2019 and Huawei unveiled its Mate X at the trade show.
According to Samsung's executive vice president of R & D, Eui-suk Chung, the Galaxy Fold's in-folding design has several key advantages over the Mate X's out -folding form factor. Australian Financial Review (subscription required) This design was the most intuitive of all the designs tested by the company.
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"You open it like a book. You close it like a book. It's much more natural than doing the other way around, so the hawk technical challenge, "Chung told the outlet.
The Samsung executive acknowledges that the Galaxy Fold does not have a" perfect close "when shut, owing to concern that the tablet screen would be damaged.
Samsung's claimed benefits
Chung also said the Mate X's out-folding design makes it more likely that the screens would be damaged in a case. This is the same as the Fold, the big screen is protected when folded (although you've got the smaller smartphone screen on the outside).
The Samsung adds that in-folding design so delivers better battery life. Chung says this is due to the smaller smartphone screen on the outside, reducing the need to activate the large screen. Then again, the nature of OLED screenshots means that the out of the screen can be turned off when not in use, so out-folding devices should just manage it.
In saying so, our Mate X said that Huawei might have the more refined product here from a visual point of view. Samsung's effort, settling on a grip of home to cameras and other sensors. This does, however, come in the form of a tablet
It seems like Android Authority readers thus prefer Huawei's approach, judging by the results of our recent poll. The poll found that 39 percent of people would buy a Mate X, while 28 percent of respondents would opt for the Galaxy Fold. Interestingly enough, 30 percent of respondents say they do not care for Huawei and Samsung's devices.
Complainting the quest for the perfect foldable design is a story by claiming that the Korean company is working on two more foldable devices, with one being at out-folding design. If true, this suggests that Samsung is not 100 percent convinced that this is the best solution.
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