23 November 2018
Huawei and Samsung are two of the biggest smartphone brands globally and have always wanted to showcase a foldable device first, beating the other one in the race. Samsung, however, earned some brownie points over Huawei by showing off a working prototype on a public platform during SDC 2018. Now when everyone was expecting Huawei to reveal some details about its upcoming premium smartphone.
This Chinese smartphone brand didn’t disappoint and is said that Huawei has already shown its final product to telecom carriers in South Korea. As reported by ETNews, an Industry insider claims that the device shown to the telco’s in South Korea is a complete device and not a prototype anymore.
The rumored device features a larger 8-inches display when unfolded as compared to the rumored 7.3-inches display on the Samsung device. As reported earlier, the phone will feature flexible OLED displays from BOE, the same company which supplied the curved edges display for Mate 20X.
The phone is now supposed to be unveiled at the MWC 2019 in February next year and may have an outer display of 5-inches as compared to the 4.6-inches display on the Samsung device. The phone once revealed, could first launch in South Korea instead of the United States even though both the countries may be the first ones to get a commercial 5G launch followed by Japan, China, and Europe. This is because Huawei is not so welcomed in the United States, hence South Korea becomes an obvious choice for Huawei.
Talking about the price of Huawei’s foldable phone, while the company has not yet revealed anything about the price yet, it is obvious to expect that it may not be a cheap device quite like Samsung’s device.