The first foldable phone from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is set to launch on February 24 at the Mobile World Congress 2019 to be held in Barcelona. Huawei posted a tweet teasing the first-ever foldable phone with the tagline “Connecting the Future”. It is easy to deduce that this is a foldable phone that Huawei has been working on for months now.
Back in October 2018, reports started flooding in about the first-ever foldable phone that Samsung is developing for over a year. The device was later teased at the SDC 2018 in November where the world’s first prototype of a foldable phone was showcased. Samsung has reserved the date “February 20” when it will launch the foldable phone along with its Samsung Galaxy S10 series.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) February 1, 2019
Soon after the early reports came in about Samsung, Huawei too made a statement that it will launch a foldable phone before Samsung. Although the Chinese maker hasn’t yet teased any prototype yet, it has begged the event at MWC 2019 where it will reveal the unprecedented.
Huawei has been working on its foldable phone for months now. Although there will be a gap in the specs department, Richard Yu (CEO, Huawei) made a statement that Huawei will launch its foldable phone with 5G technology. Previous reports have confirmed trademarks such as Mate F, Mate Fold, Mate Flex, Mate Flexi which are few monikers that the phone could have.
This year is dedicated to more than just smartphone such as the new Snapdragon 855 made its official entry this year followed by upcoming Galaxy S10 series and more. Foldable phones are too the next big thing as many companies have vouched to get their first-ever foldable phone this year such as Xiaomi, Motorola might revive its RAZR series as well. In fact, Apple too could be making a move into the foldable smartphone technology as early as 2020. Although there are pointers about Samsung Galaxy F that it will fetch between $1,500 and $2,000 but there’s no input on what Huawei could quote for it although it will be less than Samsung’s.
What’s more? Dutch blog LetsGoDigital has created a render for Huawei’s foldable phone that looks brilliant based on the previous information available about it. You can have a look at it here.