CEO Richard Yu teases “the world’s first 5G smartphone with foldable screen” for MWC 2019. Huawei’s CEO has confirmed that we’ll see a foldable 5G phone from the company at Mobile World Congress in February.
“We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona in February, where we will launch the world’s first 5G smartphone with foldable screen,” he said.
Foldable phones are poised to become the next big thing in the wireless world. Much of the attention has gone to Samsung, which has promised a bendable device for the first half of 2019, after briefly teasing it in November. And just this week, Xiaomi showed off a “double folding” phone.
Yu said the device will run on Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor (also found in its Mate 20 Pro and Honor View 20) and will include the new 5G-enabling Belong 5000 modem.
He had previously confirmed Huawei’s 5G foldable phone at a launch event for its Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro phones, a report said in October, following on from rumors in April.