Huawei Foldable 5G Phone To Launch on February 24
Huawei promised to release a foldable smartphone in early 2019. It also promised to release a 5G device in the same time frame. Looks like Huawei is going to fulfil both those promises at once as it has announced a foldable, 5G smartphone on Twitter. The Huawei Foldable 5G smartphone will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 24.
This will be Huawei’s first foldable phone. This will also be the company’s first 5G phone. From the teaser, we can’t make out much details, but it seems like the foldable phone will fold inwards, much like the Royole FlexPai. The phone may also very well be the first 5G compatible phone.
Flexible Smartphones And 5G
Flexible smartphones seem to be the rage these days. Companies like Samsung, Oppo and Xiaomi putting all their resources to get the formula right. We have seen the demo of a foldable phone by Samsung at its developer’s conference November last year. It is speculated to be unveiled at the Unpacked event that is supposed to happen on February 20.
The concept of 5G on the other hand, is in a very nascent stage. Every cellular provider has promised the idea of 5G, but the timeline on when we will see a an actual 5G connection is vague. But it is expected that after many smartphone makers move to 5G modems in their products; we would soon see these providers switching gears and making it readily available.
The very idea of a foldable phone seems cool and exciting, but the question that still remains is, who is it for? The use case for a foldable phone hasn’t yet been defined. 5G on the other hand, could have many possible use cases and that makes it one of the trends to look out for in 2019.