Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles We've always folded our belongings but for today's consumers, who own more and more stuff, it's essential. Next to get the folded treatment is technology. Samsung and Huawei have both announced plans to release foldable smartphones. So is this the dawn of a new mobile era? What we have seen over the last two or three years is a huge increase on the screen size. However that's not enough and that's why we will see a huge number of devices over the next years becoming foldable. After years of growth in the smartphone market, shipments of smartphones have actually been in decline since 2016. The industry is hoping that foldable phones will change that. Customers don't want to have a tablet and a phone and so we feel this is the perfect solution for those customers. Samsung have unveiled their first ever foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold. Six cameras, two batteries and a tablet-sized screen but I haven't been able to get my hands on it. We've been actually researching and doing the R & D on this device for 10 years now. So we had the technology, but it was how do we bring that to life and how do we bring that to life in a device that's going to be robust enough. Samsung's foldable phone however faces stiff competition from Huawei. Just over there is Huawei's Mate X. The Chinese company have unveiled not just a foldable phone, but a 5G foldable phone and we've even seen it in the flesh. The Mate X has three cameras and when unfolded has an eight inch screen. The Galaxy Fold however has six cameras but it's tablet size display is only 7.3 inches. I love the design of it. I love the fact they've utilized the outside, the big screen on the outside of the phone. You know there are some pros and cons to both designs. It looks like Huawei's really spent a lot of time thinking about the design and how it's going to be used in everyday life, which I don't feel Samsung's done quite as well. We haven't touched them, we haven't used them You know the proof is in the pudding. How does it actually work out in real life? So in terms of price, how do the two foldable phones compare? Samsung's Galaxy Fold will set you back an eye watering $1,980. However, to buy Huawei's Mate X will cost you a whole lot more, around $2,600. So could these high prices put off smartphone users? That's something that many consumers will be saying definitely, this is not worth it but there's always a group of early adopters that are keen to pay these kind of price points for something that is innovative, disruptive and to be the first ones showing those kind of devices. At the moment it's first generation and people are curious about it, but then they need to get to know what the product can do. Chinese smartphone brands Oppo and Xiaomi both teased a foldable phone. However in the case of Xiaomi, it's still working on improving the device's user experience. You want to make a very good user experience, find a killer application, you need to have a lot of work to do with it. And what about Apple? The tech giant, that prides itself on innovation, has revealed a patent for a folding iPhone, but that's all we know. They will let Samsung, Huawei and other vendors to learn, to make mistakes and then take all that expertise to make it even better. Hi guys, thanks for watching our video. If you want to see more of our content, then check out these. And do comment below the video to let us know what you think of foldable phones. And remember, don't forget to subscribe.