Huawei today teased the unveiling of its first foldable 5G phone at MWC 2019. Featuring the tagline “Connecting the Future,” the image shows the close up of a foldable phone.
Huawei was rumored to unveil its foldable phone ahead of Samsung but that did not happen. So far, Samsung has given a demo of its foldable phone and it is expected to provide more details about it at its Unpacked event on February 20 where it will also unveil the Galaxy S10.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) February 1, 2019
Huawei’s foldable phone is likely also going to feature 5G connectivity. While 5G networks are almost non-existent at this point in time, Android OEMs are going to hype 5G connectivity in a bid to attract new customers.
Alongside its foldable phone, we might also see Huawei unveil its P30 series of smartphones. The P20 series started the trend of triple-camera setup last year which Huawei further improved with the Mate 20 Pro towards the end of the year. For P30, the company is further expected to improve its triple-camera setup and use its new 7nm Kirin 980 chipset to deliver outstanding performance.
Huawei’s MWC 2019 event is scheduled for February 24 at 2 PM Barcelona time.
While Huawei and Samsung are involved in a race to launch foldable phones and devices with 5G connectivity, Apple’s 2019 iPhones are expected to jump on the triple-camera bandwagon. Apple is not expected to unveil a foldable phone anytime over the next few years and a 5G iPhone is not launching before 2020 at the very earliest.