This is an interesting story, as Samsung was granted a new patent for an alternative foldable smartphone design. While Huawei was certain that the out-folding Mate X is the solution, and the in-folding Galaxy Fold is a bad design choice, Samsung went out of its way to state the contrary, defending its own approach.
Now, according to the patent uncovered by Patently Mobile, Samsung is at least considering a Huawei-like out-folding design. The patent was granted this week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and was originally filed in the U.S. in Q3 2018. However, the report mentions that the patent was originally filed in Korea in December 2015, so this might be Samsung taking it more seriously than just having a patent.