Foldable smartphones are now taking manufacturer’s interest again. After Samsung teased its 2 in 1 foldable phone the Samsung Galaxy F which is expected to launch in a few months, Huawei is also taking the challenge.
Richard Yu, CEO of Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, told Digital Trends that they are working on foldable phones as part of its next-generation device lineup.
It won’t just be a foldable phone but a 5G capable device. Huawei is exploring the possibility of making a 5G-capable folding smartphone, according to Yu. Huawei has set a target launch date for the device which is set to 2019. Actually, it seems a prototype is already done but more fine-tuning is needed to make it a consumer product. The chief executive noted that the phone has not yet been fine-tuned for consumer purposes and doesn’t seem to be ready to launch in the immediate future. Instead, Yu said the company was focused on introducing other phones like the Huawei Mate 20 X—a smartphone with a 7.2-inch screen that could certainly use a fold.