Huawei's first 5G smartphone will also have a foldable display

Joanna Estrada
September 23, 2018

The race to the first smartphone with a folding screen has officially begun, but will their users enjoy this retro style phone that manufacturers and designer strived so hard to escape from? Huawei, the second largest phone maker, just confirmed that their first foldable phone would also be their first 5G running phone. That's why they're planning on releasing a phone that does sometime in 2019 in what will certainly be an expensive, mediocre device that will only be worth it to extremely early adopters.

At the press meet, Huawei deputy chairman Ken Hu confirmed that the company is aiming to launch multiple phones in the year 2019. Moreover, it will be equipped with a foldable display. "So, let's imagine, with much faster speed - 100 times faster than today - you're going to enjoy an fantastic high-definition video experience with a big screen on your smartphone".

Then Huawei teased its own foldable handset at IFA 2018 a few weeks ago, suggesting that a device with a foldable screen could replace computers. It is speculated that the Kirin 980 which is the world's first 7nm chipset will be powering the handset. "At Huawei, we will launch our first 5G smartphones in mid-2019".

However, bringing the 5G technology with the foldable screen will make Huawei's an even more competitive product to challenge Samsung's offering.

"In our first [5G] smartphone we're going to introduce a foldable screen".

We have no idea whether Samsung's first foldable phone will have 5G support, but Samsung did say the Galaxy S10, due in early 2019, won't be its first 5G phone.

Many smartphone companies have come forward talking about their upcoming 5G supported devices. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is expected to come with a triple rear camera setup and is said to be backed by a 4,230 mAh battery.

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