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Huawei shows teaser image of its 5G foldable phone as it announces MWC event

Huawei promised a foldable 5G phone for the MWC and is now backing that up with a teaser image, which sets the unveil date as February 24 at 14:00 CET.

The phone will feature Huaweis new Balong 5000 5G modem, which will be hooked up to a Kirin 980 chipset. It looks like the phone folds down the middle and keeps the screen outside.

Technically, the company promised 5G phones, plural, so we might see a non-foldable phone as well.


Huawei's event invite for the MWC teases its 5G-enabled foldable phone

Huawei’s event invite for the MWC teases its 5G-enabled foldable phone

Anyway, the event announcement mentions Internet of Everything, so its likely that the companys new 5G home router will attend too. It uses the same modem and supports HiLink, Huaweis smart home protocol.

The router features Wi-Fi 6 as the 802.11ac isnt fast enough for 5G speeds. However, no current phone supports the new Wi-Fi standard, so we expect Huaweis new handsets to be among the first.

Sub-brand Honor is planning a 5G phone as well. Samsung will unveil its own foldable phone on February 20 and Xiaomi has one in the works, but its reveal date is unclear.

Source (in Chinese) | Via