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Huawei CEO thinks the Galaxy Fold's design is bad

By Cookie Monster - on 2 Mar 2019, 8:00am

Huawei CEO thinks the Galaxy Fold's design is bad

The Huawei Mate X foldable phone. <br>Image source: The Verge

Huawei and Samsung have different approaches when it comes to designing foldable phones. The Mate X folds outwards while the Galaxy Fold folds inwards. So which design is better? Well, Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer business thinks his design is superior. 

In an interview with Business Insider, Yu shared that the company initially had a prototype with a similar design to the Galaxy Fold. Huawei decided to cancel it in the end because it was “not good”. 

"I feel having two screens, a front screen and a back screen, makes the phone too heavy," Yu told Business Insider of the Galaxy Fold.

"We had several solutions, but we canceled them. We had three projects simultaneously. We had something even better than that, killed by me."

"It was bad," he added.

While it is still debatable on which design is superior, an analyst told Business Insider that the initial impression of the design of the Mate X is better.

"Huawei's folding tablet looks better at first glance simply because it's thinner and has a larger screen in phone and tablet mode," he told Business Insider. "And it's likely the fold-out design stresses the screen less than Samsung's fold-in display, though only time will tell.

When we look into the aspect of durability, it is a different matter. The Mate X's design makes the screen panel more vulnerable to scratches as it is exposed at all times. On the other hand, the screen of the Galaxy Fold is protected when folded. 

The Galaxy Fold will be shipping in end April while the Mate X is slated for retail availability in June. 

Source: Business Insider

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