Huawei will bring the world's first foldable 5G phone to the MWC

Peter, 24 January 2019

Huawei’s pre-MWC briefing on 5G focused on its new Balong 5000 5G modem and the company’s base station hardware. However, a curious bit of info was snuck in towards the end of the hour-long presentation – Huawei is bringing a 5G phone to the MWC.

And not just any 5G smartphone, but a foldable 5G smartphone. That would be a world’s first, unless Samsung gets there first (the foldable Galaxy is rumored to have 5G connectivity, but that hasn't been officially confirmed).

The phone will use the Kirin 980 chipset in combination with the Balong 5000 modem. Well, “phones” actually, the slide suggests there will be more than one 5G handset presented in Barcelona (presumably, only one of them will be foldable).

Anyway, here’s the presentation. It has been queued up to the moment when Huawei CEO Richard Yu makes the announcement about the foldable 5G phone.

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  • wilcee

Duck,,,, seriously, do a bit of googling, before you squack!!!!, 5g research and development was years in the making, nobody give a hoot when huawei was doing this because they (USA and co) did not really take a Chinese company seriously. now they ...

They're not aggressive, they're reactive. At the expense of quality control they rush everything out that they see other brands announce. The broken way android works, with manufacturer initiated security patches and updates, the user's experience ta...

They're trying to be aggressive and competitive as the company will get a boost, you'd rather give it a sedative?