*Foldable Huawei phone concept by TechConfigurations, based on patent filings
Huawei may try to one-up Samsung in the foldable phone wars with a design that features a larger, 8" screen when the device is unfurled, as opposed to the rumored 7.3-incher
provided by the world's largest phone maker.
We can not disclose specific designs, specifications, usage patterns, etc., but it was more complete than expected.
Why Korea first? Well, Huawei is planning to launch its first foldable phone as a 5G-capable device, and only Korea will have a wide 5G network up and running in the first half of 2019, when Huawei is said to release its Gumby handset. The company is most likely going to announce the handset at the MWC expo in March, and then push it out in the April-June period after extensive testing on the 5G network.
Mum's the word on pricing yet, but the screen sizes are tipped to be 5" for the external display when the phone is in a folded state and 8" when the internal display is pushed open. These diagonals are larger than Samsung's listed 4.6" and 7.3", respectively, and this is why, kids, it's important to have competition.