Nearly a week back, Huawei gave a briefing on 5G. After a long presentation, Huawei announced that it will bring their first foldable phone, a 5G device on MWC. It now appears that Huawei and Samsung will release foldable phones within a few days of each other, however, assuming the rumors are true.
The phone will use the new Balong 5000 5G modem, which is expected to be integrated into its next-gen Kirin 990 SoC-the successor to the current 7nm Kirin 980.
This device is similar to the Samsung foldable phone concept as the front display is nearly full screen with thinner bezels and you get a larger screen size with the internal flexible display. As mentioned above, this would be the second foldable device, which will be different from Samsung’s Galaxy Fold.
“Moreover, this device will be a bit larger than the Samsung prototype of 4.6″ and 7.3” diagonals. Additionally, one might also be able to play any game in the smaller display as well when the device is in a folded state.
Meanwhile, Samsung, Xiaomi and LG have also been working on the foldable devices. Richard Yu, CEO of the company’s Consumer Business Group, said this: “We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona in February, where we will launch the world’s first 5G smartphones with a foldable screen”. So, let’s just wait and watch.
This is also likely confirmation that Samsung’s foldable smartphone, set to debut ahead of MWC on 20 February, won’t offer support for next-gen 5G networks.—sb Dirty South Soccer