It is the foldable smartphone fast and furious. Huawei and Samsung are in a serious race to see who will first launch the first foldable smartphone. And now, Huawei just increased the rate of the acceleration by announcing that it’s first foldable smartphone will also be it’s first 5G-capable phone.
Way to go for Huawei, because right now, they have just made Samsung more restless. And Huawei also promised that it will arrive within the mid-2019 as announced by Huawei during a previous event. So this phone will be made avilalable during the second half of 2019.
Anyway, Hu highlighted the three major use cases for 5G: faster mobile broadband, lower latency and the Internet of Things.
Samsung’s CEO confirmed that a foldable phone will launch before the end of the year. The company also unveiled a 5G modem modem, which should also reach consumers by the end of the year (though it’s not clear if the foldable phone will be 5G-enabled or if they will be separate products).