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Huawei reveals first glimpse at 5G foldable phone coming at MWC

Huawei has revealed a first glimpse of its 5G foldable smartphone set to launch at Mobile World Congress.
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February 1, 2019
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Foldables are the flavor of the season and Huawei wants to get in on the action. The company took to Twitter to all-but-confirm that it too will be launching a new foldable smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2019.

Huawei has announced a press event scheduled for 24th February at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. The teaser image accompanying the announcement shows off a foldable smartphone with a very visible V-shaped bend. This follows an earlier report where Huawei’s Richard Yu announced that the company has a 5G foldable lined up for the annual industry conference.

Come with us to explore #ConnectingTheFuture LIVE from @MWC. Are you ready to reveal the unprecedented? #HuaweiMWC #MWC2019 pic.twitter.com/UllvyhBiVq
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) February 1, 2019

Rumours around Huawei’s plans for foldable smartphones have been floating around since early 2018. The company is said to have shown the device to carriers in South Korea and expects it to be amongst the first such smartphones on the market. As South Korea takes its 5G networks live in March this year, a foldable 5G smartphone could be the ideal device to showcase the new use cases and possibilities.

Not much has leaked about the smartphone outside of what Huawei has already confirmed. Evidence suggests, however, that the foldable will be capable of expanding to an eight-inch screen size once opened up.

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We’ve already had our first look at foldable smartphones with the Royole FlexPai but Samsung and Huawei will have to offer something much more compelling to convince everyone of their utility. Are you excited for foldable phones? Let us know in the comments.