Samsung Galaxy Fold vs Huawei Mate X

There have been two foldable phones see the light of day marked “likely” for an Australian release this week, so which one is better?

We’re not sure, though they sure have some different specs between them. Find out just what you’re looking at side by side in Pickr’s comparison below.

Expert Local Reviews

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PC World 4.5 stars
Pickr 3.8 stars
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Price

Outright price $2999 TBA

Screen

Screen size Dual screens (sizes below) Dual screens (sizes below)
Dual Screens Main: 7.3 inch; Cover: 4.6 inch Folded: 6.6 inches, 6.38 inches; Unfolded: 8 inches
Screen resolution Other (below) Other (below)
Resolution Main: 2152x1536; Cover: 1680x720 (HD+) 6.6 inches folded: 2480 x 1148; 6.38 inches folded: 2480 x 892; 8 inches flat: 2480 x 2200

Design and construction

Thickness 17.1mm 5.4mm - 11mm
Weight 276g
Construction Metal, plastic (new polymer)
Water resistant

Cameras

Rear camera 16mp ultra-wide F2.2, 12mp standard F1.5/2.4, 12mp 2X F2.4 40mp (Standard) + 16MP (Ultra Wide) + 8MP (Telephoto)
Rear flash
Front camera 10mp F2.2 / 10mp F2.2, 8mp RGB depth F1.9
Front flash
Video capture (maximum) Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160) Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160)

Specifications

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Huawei Kirin 980 + Balong 5000
CPU tech Octa-core (8) Octa-core (8)
Memory (RAM) 12GB 8GB
Storage 512GB 512GB
Upgradeable storage No, the storage is fixed and cannot be upgraded. Yes, this supports expandable storage.
Operating system Google Android (Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc) Google Android (Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc)
OS version Android 9.0 "Pie" Android 9.0 "Pie"
SIM type nanoSIM nanoSIM

Connectivity

3G/4G/5G Yes, it has both 3G and 4G. This phone offers 4G and 5G.
Maximum Speed Unspecified Cat 21 LTE - 1400Mbps down, 150Mbps up (max)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.x (with A2DP, LE) Bluetooth 5.x (with A2DP, LE)
GPS support
Infrared
Near-Field Communication
WiFi 802.11ax 802.11ac (supports a/b/g/n)

Ports and security

Charge / data port Type C USB Type C USB
3.5mm headset jack
Biometric security Fingerprint scanner Fingerprint and face/iris scanners

Battery

Wireless charging Is this product capable of wireless charging? Yes
Battery size 4380mAh 4500mAh

Announcement

Official Officially announced February 21, 2019 Officially announced February 25, 2019

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