Huawei Plans To Announce 5G Capable Foldable Phone During MWC 2019

The Chinese giant has a bombshell announcement in Barcelona

Huawei has traditionally shied away from big events like MWC and IFA when announcing their new flagship phones, but it looks like they’ll be taking center stage in this year’s MWC in Barcelona to drop a bombshell. Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu has announced during a 5G-related pre-briefing in Beijing that the company will be launching the world’s first ever 5G smartphone with a portable screen during the biggest mobile show on earth at the end of February.

It’s not clear if the new 5G smartphone will be made available to consumers soon after, or if the device is simply a proof-of-concept smartphone meant to flex the company’s tech prowess since there’s really no real 5G-capable markets where it can be used in as of writing.

Huawei isn’t the only one working on a foldable smartphone – Korean giant Samsung is also making their own folding smartphone that’s almost ready for prime time. Domestic rival Xiaomi has their own folding smartphone as well, and of the three, only Xiaomi’s prototype has been seen in the wild recently teased by the company’s CEO.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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