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Therefore, Galaxy Fold design is better than Mate X, Samsung Exec says

The foldable telephone war started seriously last month, when Samsung unveiled Galaxy Fold a few days before the MWC 2019 and Huawei presented its Mate X at the fair. Companies have chosen strong different approaches, but which is actually better? According to Samsung's Vice President of R&D, the Eui-Suk Chung, the Galaxy Fold's embedded design has several important benefits over the Mate Xs out folding form factor. Executive told Australian Financial Review (subscription required) that this design was the most intuitive of all designs tested by the company. Read: Samsung Galaxy Fold is just for rich people, and Samsung knows it "You open it as a book. You close it as a book. It's much more natural than doing it the other way around, so we went for it even though it presents the tough technical challenge, Chung told the outlet. Samsung executive acknowledged that Galaxy Fold does not have "perfect" shut "when shut down due to concern that the tablet screen would be damaged. But he noted that while a folded-out design that Mate X can be completely closed, the fact that the screens are outside is subject to user error (eg, accidentally calling someone). Samsung's claims Chung also said that Mate X's folding design makes it more likely that the screens would be damaged during the fall. This really sounds like an advantage to the Galaxy Fold, as the big screen is protected when it is collapsed (even if you still have the smaller smartphone on the outside).…

 Samsung Galaxy Fold folding phone.

The foldable telephone war started seriously last month, when Samsung unveiled Galaxy Fold a few days before the MWC 2019 and Huawei presented its Mate X at the fair. Companies have chosen strong different approaches, but which is actually better?

According to Samsung’s Vice President of R&D, the Eui-Suk Chung, the Galaxy Fold’s embedded design has several important benefits over the Mate Xs out folding form factor. Executive told Australian Financial Review (subscription required) that this design was the most intuitive of all designs tested by the company.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Fold is just for rich people, and Samsung knows it

“You open it as a book. You close it as a book. It’s much more natural than doing it the other way around, so we went for it even though it presents the tough technical challenge, Chung told the outlet.

Samsung executive acknowledged that Galaxy Fold does not have “perfect” shut “when shut down due to concern that the tablet screen would be damaged. But he noted that while a folded-out design that Mate X can be completely closed, the fact that the screens are outside is subject to user error (eg, accidentally calling someone).

Samsung’s claims

 Samsung Galaxy Fold.

Chung also said that Mate X’s folding design makes it more likely that the screens would be damaged during the fall. This really sounds like an advantage to the Galaxy Fold, as the big screen is protected when it is collapsed (even if you still have the smaller smartphone on the outside). This can be an advantage for everyday life, as the Galaxy Fold’s main screen is not directly exposed to the handbag, pocket or bedside table.

Samsung’s representative adds that a built-in design also provides better battery life. Chung says it depends on the smaller smartphone on the outside, which reduces the need to activate the big screen. Then the nature of the OLED screen means that the rest of the screen can be turned off when not in use, so that folding units would do well.

When we said it showed our short time with Mate X that Huawei can have the more refined product here from a visual point of view. The company does not use any slots or thick fixtures like Samsung’s effort, and sits on a grip of kinds of cameras and other sensors.

 Huawei Mate X is partly divided on a wooden table.

It seems that Android Authority readers also prefer Huawei’s approach, which is judged by the results of our recent survey. The survey showed that 39 percent of the population would buy a Mate X, while 28 percent of the respondents would choose Galaxy Fold. Interestingly, 30 percent of respondents said they didn’t care about Huawei’s and Samsung’s devices. It is still too early to definitely call a winner until we have actually spent a lot of time with each product.

Completing the search for the perfect foldable design is a story by Bloomberg that the Korean company is working on two additional folding units, one of which is a folded design. If that is true, this suggests that Samsung is not 100 percent convinced that the intricate method is the best solution.

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