12 March 2019
Foldable phones were the talk of MWC this year. Though there weren’t too many foldable smartphones launched and the ones that were announced as well are way too costly at the moment. Both Samsung and Huawei, apart from a few other smaller brands, announced their phones with a flexible display.
Though none of the foldable phones can be called as perfect, however, the design of Huawei Mate X has been like by most, while the Samsung Galaxy Fold had a slightly smaller fan base. In fact, Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu wasn't very impressed with the design of Samsung's foldable phone.
He stated that the company was working on not one but three different foldable designs at a certain point in time and one of these design resembled the Galaxy Fold, however, was better than what the Samsung phone is right now, said Yu. This prototype though was shelved soon coz he personally didn’t feel that the design was good enough. As per Mr. Yu “having two screens, a front screen, and, a back screen, makes the phone too heavy.”
The Samsung Galaxy Fold comes with a dual display solution, with a smaller vertical display on the outer side while a larger and foldable display is present in the inner side. The screen once folded does not meet fully and has some gap left near the hinge. This gap and the notch that houses the camera present just above the inner display are a couple of things that the tech media isn’t very pleased about.