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

Huaweis pre-MWC briefing on 5G focused on its new Balong 5000 5G modem and the companys 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 worlds 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, heres the presentation. It has been queued up to the moment when Huawei CEO Richard Yu makes the announcement about the foldable 5G phone.