In October 2017, Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group, reported for the first time that Huawei is developing a foldable smartphone. Huawei's tweet doesn't reveal enough, the official launch will take place on 24 February 14.00 CET Barcelona. As to other specifications of the device, there is no word from the company.
Will we see the Samsung Galaxy folding phone at the maker's Unpacked event on February 20, 2019? Royole may or may not have a say with its FlexPai and now Huawei wants to remind us that it has a foldable smartphone coming in the public's direction soon, too.
Meanwhile, Huawei has sacked a Chinese executive who was arrested on spying charges in Poland, saying his actions have no relation to the company and the incident has harmed its reputation. For now, interested smartphone users can go to preferred providers for these new phones. Since the P20 was the first smartphone to feature a triple lens camera, we will most probably see further enhancements in the category.
Samsung hasn't revealed many details about its foldable smartphone, except the displays.
Notably, Samsung is holding an event just 4 days earlier at which the company may launch its previously announced foldable smartphone. And in the process, Huawei told us how its foldable smartphone will differ from Samsung's.
Huawei's plans for a foldable smartphone haven't been a secret.
Some other reports suggest that the device will have an 8-inch screen when unfolded and a 5-inch screen when folded. 5G mobile phones are another trend we will get to see majorly this year.