For months now when tech analysts talk about breakthrough foldable phones, two brands stand out: Samsung and Huawei. Samsung will be coming out with the Samsung Galaxy Fold while Huawei will be introducing the Mate X.

It’s an exciting time for the two companies because they would be leading this segment in smartphones and significantly leaving behind their toughest competitor yet - Apple. However, recent news revealed that Samsung is delaying the commercial debut of the Galaxy Fold due to some technical issues that need to be immediately addressed.

According to Venture Beat, Samsung’s hybrid phone-tablet suffered serious damage at the 7mm gap in the screen bezel where the gadget flexes and folds. The space was found to be vulnerable to debris that gets inside the housing and immediately causing damage.

Because of this, the supposed April 26 release of Samsung is now being pushed to June this year. Following the setback, there is now news that Huawei might also be experiencing the same problem so they are pushing the release of the Mate X to September this year instead of June.

However, some reports are saying that the Chinese tech firm will be pushing for the June launch as initially planned. According to Phoenix Network, a Chinese publication, Huawei insiders referred to the postponement as fake news and that the company is going ahead with plans of commercially launching the Mate X.

Huawei once commented that the Samsung Galaxy Fold design is impractical when compared to the Mate X, noting its internal folding design. The Mate X, in comparison, folds outward.

The problem being faced by Samsung is regarded by some tech analysts why Apple has opted to introduce its own iPhone Fold X by 2020. Some said that the Cupertino giant wanted to see what problem could arise from the foldable gadgets of competitions.

The folding problem was already foreseen which is why Apple developed a patent that would heat the folds of the iPhone to avoid screen damage. When news of the patent came out, some noted why Samsung and Huawei did not address the possible issue early on.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Pictured: Samsung's Mobile Division President and CEO DJ Koh holds the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during the Samsung Unpacked event on February 20, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan