Not only Samsung and Huawei will have a foldable phone in 2019: LG also seems to be planning to launch a first foldable smartphone in the third quarter of 2019. However, first the company focuses on a device that supports the new network technology of 2019: 5G.

Today, the ETNews site reports this on the basis of anonymous sources within the company. The realisation of a 5G smartphone and a device that can be folded is one of the company’s main priorities. The aim is to remain competitive and to be able to continue to exist within the increasingly tough world of smartphones.

CES missed

There are not many details about the smartphone, although recently there was a message that the device should have been shown during the CES 2019 at the beginning of January. However, the kite doesn’t seem to go up, at least the usually well-informed Evan Blass announced this on Twitter in mid-December.

This is a setback for LG, although it will be presenting other phones in January. During the tech fair CES it wants to unveil the LG Q9, a phone that must be relatively cheap. The Q9 is rumoured to have a 6.1-inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and 4GB of working memory. Slightly less is the 32GB of storage capacity talked about.

Foldable phones

Several companies are working on a foldable smartphone. The Chinese company Royole was the first to show one to the world, after which Samsung soon followed with a first official preview on its foldable device. Huawei has already announced its intention to release it in the course of 2019. If LG succeeds in doing so, it will join an illustrious list.

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