Since the first rumors emerged in July, many have talked about the Huawei 5G folding phone. Now, Huawei officially announced the coming of the foldable smartphone during the Mate 20 presentation event. The company CEO Richard Yu confirmed that the Chinese manufacturer is indeed developing a bendy device to compete with Samsung Galaxy X in 2019.
“We are working on foldable phones. Foldable 5G phones” stated Richard Yu, Huawei CEO.
However, it is not the first time the Chinese tech company talked about its folding phone plans and the desire to release 5G smartphones. But it is the first time when a Huawei official linked the two devices publicly.
Also, Huawei invested considerable sums of money in the development of 5G networks around the world but faced a blockage from huge markets like the US and Australia, precisely due to those countries’ government which accused Huawei of following the agenda of the Chinese government.
Huawei 5G Folding Phone To Compete With The Samsung Galaxy X in 2019
Previous discussions on the Huawei 5G folding phone suggested that the foldable smartphone might come out in 2019. Also, Samsung plans to launch its Galaxy X, its own bendy phone, in mid-2019. Accordingly, the two companies would directly compete for an emerging market which has already raised the interest of many customers, as well as other producers.
It will be exciting to see how this competition between Huawei and Samsung would end, eventually, and which of the two upcoming foldable smartphones will be better. At first glance, we would say that the future Galaxy X promises more than the Huawei folding phone, but, on the other hand, the Chinese manufacturer has always surprised us.
In the meantime, Huawei launched its new Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate X devices, the latter being a gaming smartphone that reportedly would compete with Nintendo Switch.