Huawei is all set to showcase its next innovation in the smartphone industry at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, which is scheduled to take place in Barcelona. The company has started sending out invites for an event, which will take place on February 24, 2019, at 14:00 CET.
The invite shows a silhouette of a foldable smartphone with a hinge at the base. This makes it clear that the company will surely introduce a foldable smartphone during the tech event. The image also hints that the smartphone will be folded outward. Further, many believe that the upcoming foldable smartphone will support 5G as well. The company is reported to power its first foldable smartphone with HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor along with Balong 5000 modem.
Previously, the company has granted a patent for the foldable device in 2018. The patent hints foldable device will have a single screen that bends instead of two separate displays that would need to be attached by a hinge. Huawei is likely to adopt flexible OLED technology, which will be manufactured by LG Display.
Huawei is not the only brand that is gearing up to launch a foldable smartphone. Samsung is also reported to introduce a foldable smartphone at the MWC 2019. The Galaxy F or Galaxy Foldable smartphone will be yet another highlight of the upcoming trade show.Recently, a promotional video of the upcoming smartphone appeared online revealing some glimpse of the foldable device. As per the video, the Galaxy F will feature an outward folding architecture with a cover display on the outside which will open up to a larger tablet-like screen on the inside. The video gives a sneak peek into the book-like nature of the smartphone whose front-facing outer panel looks close to bezel-less.