Huawei teases with a foldable phone for MWC

03 February, 2019, 19:57 | Author: Leah Owens
  • Samsung Teases Foldable Galaxy Smartphone: Galaxy F?

The CEO also confirmed earlier this year that the launch of the device was still months away, instead focusing on the upcoming launch of the Galaxy S10 at their first Unpacked event for 2019.

Huawei is preparing to unveil a folding smartphone with 5G capabilities at Mobile World Congress (MWC) at the end of the month.

While it looks cool, the shape of the hinge may augur that it won't fold flat. This tells us that all the major components of the smartphone will be in there, with the outer cover serving as a means after opening which the user can access the internal screen. Samsung has been bravely leading the charge and may have just given us a proper glimpse at its upcoming foldable, while Xiaomi is also waiting in the wings to unleash its foldable device upon the world. Are you ready to reveal the unprecedented? The company actually hinted last week, during a press conference in China, that its 5G smartphone will be announced at MWC 2019, while Huawei also announced the Balong 5000 multi-mode 5G chipset. Samsung, If anything, this shows that Samsung is definitely serious about flexibility as a form factor, so it will be interesting to see what the company eventually says along these lines about a gaming phone.

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It will also likely feature cheaper build materials and might even be missing some functionality present on the other two devices. Huawei CEO Richard Yu recently mentioned that Huawei will also reveal its foldable smartphone at MWC press event this year.

Huawei has always been rumoured to be working on a foldable phone and it was claimed in July 2018 that it wanted to beat Samsung to the punch so it's no surprise there is some competition in the spec department.

Today is definitely the day for foldable phones and Huawei couldn't miss out. The company had already promised a foldable 5G phone at the MWC event and the teaser image puts a date on it - that is February 24, 2019.

As smartphones nowadays seem to have nearly all the bells and whistles one could ask for, device manufacturers are trying to find novel ways to catch consumers' attention, introducing foldable form factors this time around.

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