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Huawei CEO confirms foldable 5G phone coming in 2019

19 October 2018 5

Huawei and Samsung have been in a sort of a race to be the first one to come up with a foldable smartphone. During the launch of the recent Mate 20 Series, CEO of Huawei Technologies Consumer Business Group, Richard Yu announced that Huawei is set to launch a 5G smartphone with a foldable display around June in 2019.

These comments are in line with Huawei’s chairman Ken Hu’s announcement in September that the company is planning to launch more than a few devices in 2019 including a 5G ready foldable smartphone. He reiterated the company’s intent of beating Samsung to launch a phone with a flexible display.


Huawei wants to make a foldable phone because they can be easily folded and stored in pockets. When unfolded these phones can become as large as a tablet with a big display.

At this time it is really unclear if Samsung or Huawei which company will become the first one to launch such a phone. Though it looks like Samsung may which is holding a developers event next month may reveal one such phone next month in November or in CES 2019 early next year.


Samsung’s foldable phone is also said to be a 5G smartphone though it may not be Samsung’s first 5G device. Though the Galaxy F or X as it is being called at the moment may not be a cheap device however it could make the concept more viable and acceptable by all.

What are your thoughts about foldable smartphones? Let us know in the comments below.


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Huawei CEO confirms foldable 5G phone coming in 2019
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MayaSingh
MayaSingh

Well, here Huawei and Samsung are still fighting it out to be the first one to launch, and there, Royole FlexPie has already become the first one to launch a foldable smartphone.

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