Huawei 5G foldable phone in the works, confirms CEO Richard Yu

Foldable phones have been around for years, but it seems the coming year could open a new chapter for smartphones with a flexible display. While Samsung is reportedly upfront about its plans to release a flexible smartphone later in 2019, Apple, LG, Huawei and even ZTE are all weighing in on the option.

While Huawei’s ambition for a commercially available 5G smartphone has been an open secret, the company’s CEO at the sideline of the Huawei Mate 20 pro launch may have linked its 5G ambition with a foldable smartphone.¬†Huawei CEO Richard Yu in a chat with media reps said ‚ÄúWe are working on foldable phones,‚ÄĚ Foldable 5G phones, he¬†re-echoed.‚ÄĚ

Further attempts to get a launch timeline as well as the possible¬†specification or size proved abortive, rather he said¬†‚ÄúMaybe sometime we will launch that, but not this time,‚ÄĚ while also dropping the hint that the featured¬†foldable smartphone could be based on the Huawei Mate 20 X.

Whether or not Huawei’s foldable phone ambition will become reality¬†remains unknown, but hopefully, it will, given that Samsung is hard at work preparing one for early 2019 release.

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