A prototype of Oppo's Foldable Phone Revealed, Design Imitating Huawei Mate X

Huawei unveils Mate X folding phone to rival Samsung Galaxy Fold

So how do the two flagship foldables compare? You don't have to trade in an old phone to qualify, but there are some requirements that need to be met, starting with the fact that your new phone has to be bought with a 30-month Retail Installment Contract.

Perhaps the most notable difference between the two handsets is the way they unfold. Unlike Samsung Galaxy Fold (which sports a notch for camera module), the Oppo phone doesn't have any cutout or notch on unfolding.

Though now, it is quite early to assess the price of Oppo's foldable phone but by analyzing the prices of pre-existing foldable phones by Huawei and Samsung i.e. Euro 2299 and $1980 respectively, we can say that the new Oppo phone will cost higher significantly as compared to its other flagship smartphones. Speaking on Samsung's decision to put the Galaxy Fold's main display inside the clamshell, rather than wrapping it around the device as Huawei did with the Mate X, Beaumont argued that it was a durability play as much as it was a style one. When opened up entirely, you'll have access to an 8-inch screen that acts similar to a tablet.

Just how many Galaxy Fold phones will be made, Samsung isn't saying.

Buyers of the Galaxy Fold are all going to be early-adopters at the bleeding edge of new technology, not to mention people with deep pockets in order to afford the $2k price Samsung has given the smartphone. Huawei's Mate X, on the other hand, is a 5G handset from the word go. Prices will start at €2,299 euros (S$3,524) for a model with 8GB memory and 512GB internal storage.

Google, however, is not the only partner that helped Huawei create what it calls the "truly" foldable phone that features a flexible OLED panel and a patented mechanical hinge.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei CBG, said the Mate X combines 5G, foldable screen, AI and an all-new mode of interfacing to provide consumers with an unprecedented user experience.

While the Fold is aimed at a select market, Beaumont did not think it will remain that way. Samsung has packed no fewer than six cameras into the Galaxy Fold: on the rear, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle unit, a 12-megapixel wide-angle unit and a 12-megapixel telephoto unit. Huawei has opted to include Leica-branded optics - three cameras in all.

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