Huawei CEO Richard Yu confirms foldable 5G phone for 2019

Huawei CEO Richard Yu confirms foldable 5G phone for 2019
While Huawei was busy unveiling the new Mate 20 series earlier this week, Richard Yu, the company's consumer products CEO, was quietly confirming that Huawei's rumored foldable phone will be coming next year. The executive also mentioned that the device will support the next-generation 5G wireless service. Yu's comments dovetail perfectly with those of the firm's rotating chairman, Ken Hu, who said last month at the World Economic Forum that Huawei's first 5G phone would be a foldable model. He said that this device is expected to arrive by next June.

In September, Yu told German newspaper Die Welt that foldable handsets could replace computers. That's because they can be stored in users' pockets, and when taken out to be used, the screen can expand to the size of a tablet's display.

If everything goes as expected, Samsung will be first out of the gate with its foldable phone, which for now is dubbed the Galaxy F. Some of the specs belonging to the eagerly-awaited handset are expected to be released at the Samsung Developer Conference on November 7th. In January, the phone is rumored to be unveiled at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

When folded, the Galaxy F is believed to carry a 4.6-inch display that grows to 7.3-inches when fully expanded. In August, the chief of Samsung's mobile division, DJ Koh, said that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will not be the first 5G phone offered by the company, leading many to speculate that the Galaxy F will launch with support for the zippy new wireless service.


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11 Comments

1. monkeyb

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

Good chance Huawei might release the first foldable phone next year. Should be an amazing tech year for fans who are waiting for the next huge thing. Good luck to both Huawei and Samsung.

10. TVMonitor

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

You won't want it when you see it. The Huawei one is an outfolder like FlexPai that must be carried in a case or pouch to protect its screen when folded.

2. EvilAPi

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 25, 2017

Yeah, just like they compare their own smartphone with a console (Nintendo Switch) by battery life.

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Well, 20X is marketed as mobile gaming device, and it's obvious competitor in that category is Nintendo Switch. (and with it's 5000mAh battery, 20X didn't have any competitor on battery life when compared to other flagships)

3. Pcworld1976

Posts: 184; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

Why do they talk about Samsung in a Huawei news?

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Because Samsung is the main player when it comes to 5G and foldable phone.

8. Pcworld1976

Posts: 184; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

Teach me one lol Samsung are useless never do anything

11. TVMonitor

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Samsung is the king of phone industry that everyone else is gunning for.

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple is sitting back laughing and says keep boxing for more and more features to sell phones... It takes Apple to bring a product to market to set trends... This trend to first reminds me of HTC (big screen) and HTC (4G phone). In the end Apple is no rush...they just keep growing their base about 5% globally a year eventually they can sustain their business for years to come.

7. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Apple is sitting back and doing nothing as usual. They may join the party in 5yrs time. By then android would of moved onto something else.

9. brasstax

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I cannot believe that you are literally crowing about how hard you are being screwed and drip fed features while your screwer laughs all the way to the bank. I can never understand Apple fans.

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