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Huawei shows first teaser of foldable smartphone

Huawei shows first teaser of foldable smartphone

At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) at the end of February, Huawei will be showing his foldable smartphone to the world. The Chinese technology giant has just sent a teaser to our editors with a clear profile of a flexible smartphone. Chances are it’s also a 5G device.

The teaser for the press conference at MWC could hardly be clearer with a flexible central part at the bottom and two illuminated screens on the left and right. However, Huawei has never made a secret of the fact that MWC would be the moment to roll the muscles.

Earlier this month Huawei told CEO Richard Yu at a Chinese press conference that it would launch a foldable 5G smartphone on MWC. This announcement coincided surprisingly with the launch of the Balong 5000 5G-modem.


Yesterday, LetsGoDigital sent a few renders into the world about what the foldable Huawei smartphone should look like. When you look at the teaser, you can see that the render is a bit too optimistic.

Source: LetsGoDigital

On the other hand, it is clear that Huawei is working on a foldable smartphone with two screens on the outside and a complete closure possible. Rumours are circulating that the device will see the light of day under the Mate name. Chances are that Huaweis will have his own Kirin 980 chipset on board.

After MWC, Huawei is probably planning a second launch moment to announce the successor of the P20 family. Huawei hopes to attract attention over a longer period of time, similar to what Samsung is doing by announcing a major launch of their foldable smartphone and Galaxy S10 models just before MWC.


Apart from the MWC teaser from Huawei, few details are known. According to rumours, Samsung is aiming for a target price of $1,770 for its foldable smartphone with a large screen inside and a separate screen on the outside. Huawei’s approach requires only one large folding screen, which could reduce costs.

In three weeks, we’ll know all the details. Techzine will be present at Mobile World Congress and will report live on all the latest announcements.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.