Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Fold smartphone-sloping tablet is no compromise. On the one hand, it may be thicker when folded than virtually any other modern smartphone – potentially thicker than the Nintendo Switch – while the way it folds is rather awkward. And like the competitor of Huawei Mate X, it has a big old fold that moves right in the middle of the foldable display.
At the World Mobile Congress 2019 in Barcelona, reporters did not get access to the Galaxy Fold on display. Instead, Samsung chose to show the device in a reflexive case that, intentionally or not, made it so difficult to observe the fold as much as possible. If it's a bit difficult to see from the pictures above, Sam Rutherford of Gizmodo describes the window as "impossible" to make a good shot of "unless he's dead" – additional pictures from other corners uploaded by Phone Editor Scoop boss Rich Brome on Twitter made it clearer. The promotional image distributed by Samsung has no apparent fold – more than just a bit, reminiscent of Apple's has tried to hide the new line of iPhone X-based phones with convenient darkening wallpapers. In fact, Samsung seems to have chosen an illustration of butterfly wings, specially arranged to avoid crossing the wrinkled part of the device.