Huawei is taking on its nemesis full throttle. Its Mate X foldable phone, which CNET got to fold and unfold, brings very real competition to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, which the company only showed behind glass at last week’s MWC show in Barcelona. Both phones unfold into a tablet and have the option for 5G. They have eye-watering prices and launch later this year — April 26 for the Galaxy Fold, and Q2 (aka, summer) for the Mate X. But the similarities end there.
The Galaxy Fold has one small screen on the outside and a large screen on the inside, while the Mate X uses one screen on the outside in three different ways. It shapeshifts depending on how you hold the device. Samsung’s phone comes with 4G or 5G and six cameras.