Huawei's foldable phone specs and release get detailed, screen is larger than Samsung's

*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.

Just as it was rumored before, the bendable display panel itself is to be provided by BOE, the same folks who made the curved OLED panel of the Mate 20 Pro. Huawei has already pitched the device to Korean carriers, reports local media today, and an insider commented that it wasn't a prototype or a proof of concept device:


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.

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11 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You can’t seriously expect company who basically buys every single device part and then assembles them to one up Samsung.

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Untill Samsung itself starts selling their foldable displays to others they will be the only viable option

10. J2017

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

Except they've already one upped Samsung with the P20 pro and Mate 20 pro

3. heyhoa

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

BOE lol

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Go big or go home, huh Huawei? I’m loving the completion that’s created between Android vendors! It spurs innovation, which is what’s needed in the smartphone space. Looking forward to seeing what Huawei’s foldable smartphone is all about.

5. darkwintercloud

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 04, 2017

I love how exagerated those concept phones are, remember the "dual Snapdragons 830 CPU, 12Gb Ram and 60Mp câmera" from Turing? Look at those bezels, we are Years behind the tech needed to do those super ultra thin bezels on the forehead and/or chins of the phones, is this concept was real, this phone would cost a small fortune to be produced...

6. Chris_ABN

Posts: 191; Member since: May 16, 2018

Looks way better than Samsung's foldable. I wonder how legit is this

7. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Yea phonearenas render looks way better than Samsung's, lmaooooo! Dude stop the BS.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4093; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Where did you see Hauwei's version exactly?

11. TVMonitor

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

It is not accurate. The Huawei one is confirmed to be an outfolder according to those who have seen it. Basically a more refined version of FlexPai. LG is also supplying an outfold screen to Huawei.

9. aegislash

Posts: 1475; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

This is awesome. I can’t wait to see all of these OEMs bringing us devices from an entirely new category.

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