Huawei's first foldable phone will also be its first 5G smartphone

Peter, 20 September 2018

Huawei and Samsung are in a competition to release the first foldable smartphone and Huawei’s Ken Hu just upped the ante – Huawei’s first foldable phone will also be its first 5G-capable phone.

And it will arrive earlier than expected with a mid-2019 launch (at a previous event Huawei promised its first 5G phone for the second half of 2019). Sub-brand Honor also has a 5G phone in the works.

Anyway, Hu highlighted the three major use cases for 5G: faster mobile broadband, lower latency and the Internet of Things.

Huawei's first foldable phone will also be its first 5G smartphone

Samsung’s CEO confirmed that a foldable phone will launch before the end of the year. The company also unveiled a 5G modem modem, which should also reach consumers by the end of the year (though it’s not clear if the foldable phone will be 5G-enabled or if they will be separate products).

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Well Samsung foldable can end as Note 7 series. They ignore all criteria just make and done. Instead of Huawei which will do a lots of testing before final release.

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  • 21 Sep 2018
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Isn't Mate 20 technically the first 5G phone seems Kirin 980 is said to be 5G ready?

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