Huawei’s Mate X and Samsung’s Galaxy Fold were undoubtedly the kings of MWC in Barcelona this week, as after many years of anxious anticipation and hype foldable phones finally seem to have arrived. The two employ very different designs however, and it’s pretty clear which one Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s mobile business, prefers.
He revealed to Business Insider that his company was at one point working on three different foldable phone projects simultaneously, one of which looked very similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold but was somehow “even better than that”, in Yu’s words. However, he personally killed its development, because “it was bad”.
Huawei Mate X
Yu went on to say: “I feel having two screens, a front screen and a back screen, makes the phone too heavy”, speaking about the Galaxy Fold.
No matter which design you like more, it’s pretty clear at this point that foldable handsets are still very much a niche thing, with the Galaxy Fold priced at €2,000 and the Huawei Mate X going for €2,299. Hopefully with more companies getting interested in the space the prices will go down in a year or two.