Huawei teases phone with foldable display coming in February


Posted at Feb 04 2019 03:31 PM

MANILA -- Huawei teased what looked like its first smartphone with a foldable display, which is set to debut at the Mobile World Congress in Spain in late February.

Shenzhen-based Huawei will join the world's largest smartphone maker, Samsung, and Chinese compatriot Xiaomi in the race to be the first to the mainstream with a folding display.

Huawei consumer business group CEO Richard Yu said last week in Beijing that the company was preparing a February launch for it foldable phone powered by its new 5G chipset, the Balong 5000.

Huawei's invite for the Feb. 24 event in Barcelona showed what appeared to be the V-shaped silhouette of a foldable display. It did not provide additional details.

The Chinese smartphone giant is also expected to announce soon the successor to last year's P20 series, tipped to have even more rear cameras than the triple lens P20 Pro. It launched the Mate 20 series, also with triple cameras, in October.