The battle has started in the foldable smartphone market.
Earlier this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, several prominent manufacturers — Samsung, Huawei, TCL, and OPPO — unveiled foldable smartphones that fold out to create a larger display.
While each has unique features and price points, the reign to be supreme is now off the demo show floor and into using words like swords.
According to a report from Business Insider, Huawei’s consumer CEO, Richard Yu, stated the company had a similar prototype to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold but killed the idea because it was “not good” and “it was bad.”
“I feel having two screens, a front screen and a back screen, makes the phone too heavy. We had several solutions, but we cancelled them. We had three projects simultaneously. We had something even better than that [the Samsung Galaxy Fold], killed by me.”
Huawei’s Mate X comes with one flexible OLED display that unfolds outwards to feature an eight-inch screen. The smartphone is expected to launch mid-2019 for $3,425 CAD.
As for Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, this foldable smartphone costs $2,000 UDS and comes with a 4.6-inch display. When opened reveals a 7.3-inch screen. The Galaxy Fold is coming to Canada “in the coming weeks.”