Huawei's CEO says foldable smartphones could replace computers

Huawei's CEO says foldable smartphones could replace computers
Huawei is one of the not so many companies that promised to launch a foldable smartphone next year, but one of the few that hints to its plans. Early this month at IFA 2018, a Huawei executive confirmed once again the company's plans to release a foldable smartphone.

More recently, Huawei's CEO Richard Yu told German newspaper Die Welt that the Chinese company is already working on the said foldable smartphone. When asked if he thinks there's enough commercial appeal for a such a device, he Yu said that he sees foldable smartphones as the perfect device to replace computers.

Why are you still using a computer? Probably because you find a smartphone display too small. We will change that. It is conceivable that you could fold out a display.

While it's true that as smartphones have become more advanced technologically and people rely on them for more and more tasks every day, it's hard to believe they will replace computers anytime soon.

It looks like most smartphone companies are using these products to show that they are capable of innovations, but they forget about their practicality in day to day use.

source: Die Welt (translated) via BBC.uk

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8 Comments

1. JCASS889

Posts: 432; Member since: May 18, 2018

replacing a computer is more than just form factor, full pc's have way more powerful cpus and gpus over a mobile phone. especially the new pc chips are gunna have 32 cores with 128 threads. phones are a loooong way off from replacing real computers

3. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5485; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Depends on your needs. Most people don't game on their computer, nor do they need 32 cores. Just look at the number of Chromebooks sold or how many UltraBooks/MacBooks are used. Most people want a computer to browse the web, check their email and perhaps write a document or 2, preferably on a device that has a long battery life and is easy to take with you.

6. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I replaced mostly my pc with iPad, one of the biggest reason is this is just faster. Also this has lot better screen.

2. rouyal

Posts: 1564; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I remember the same thing said when tablets started coming out. Foldable phones will pretty much be tablets.

4. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I'm sure the general media means replacing a personal laptop/tablet. s**t you used to write reports and light media work

5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1297; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Only if they can play Crisis.

7. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

LOOOOOOOOOL

8. LEEDAQ

Posts: 155; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

In your wet dream maybe

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