TIME TO FOLD
The Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X bring in a whole new world of phones that transform into tablets with a flick of the wrist. The future is here, and it flexes
After years of waiting for the first folding phone that looks like a product worth buying, we’ll have two comings out within a few months of each other. Samsung announced its Galaxy Fold smartphone to be released this year, followed swiftly by Huawei’s reveal of the Mate X.
What’s really interesting is that these two pioneers of the new kind of device have come at it from a very different angle.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold has two distinct screens. When it’s folded up, there’s a 4.5-inch OLED ‘Cover Display’ on the front, with a resolution of 840x1960, which you can use as a regular phone, though we know a lot of people won’t have tried one with that small a screen in a while.
If you decide you want a bigger canvas, you can just open up the phone to reveal a 7.3-inch OLED folding screen inside, which has a resolution of 1536x2152. This might seem a little low-res compared to high-end flagship screens in regular phones, but it’s still a density of 362 pixels per inch, which is more than high enough to look sharp.
When you open it up, what