Huawei presents thin 5G foldable phone

Huawei presents thin 5G foldable phone

Huawei have introduced their foldable phone during an event in Barcelona. The device has a single display that can fold in half. When unfolded it becomes a tablet with 8 inch diagonal screen and when folded it’s 6.6 inches for the front panel and 6.38 inches for the back panel. The resolution of the display when unfolded is 2480 x 2200 (more than 5K). Folded that becomes 2480 x 1148 for the front panel and 2480 x 892 for the back panel.

Huawei beats Samsung with the thickness of the device. When folded, it’s only 11 millimeters thick (whereas Samsung was 17mm). It’s also pretty light, we noticed during a brief hands-on with the device.

According to Huawei, it folds fully flat due to a special hinge they designed.
The phone/tablet is powered by a 4500 mAmp battery and runs on a Kirin 980 CPU, clocked at 2.6 GHz. There’s also a Mali-G76 GPU and a ‘neural network processing unit’

The device has 5G cellular networking capability and a dual sim-slot. It runs Android 9 with 8 GB RAM and 512 GB storage. It has Bluetooth 5.0 and a USB type-C connection. It’s packed with sensors: a gravity sensor, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, gyroscope, compass, fingerprint sensor (built into the on/off button on the side), hall sensor, barometer, Infrared sensor and colour temperature sensor

The three camera’s are made by German brand Leica: a 40 megapixel sensor with wide angle lens, 16 MP ultra wide angle and a 8 MP telephoto. It’s not clear if all these lenses can be used in video and if seamless optical zoom is possible. 

The foldable phone is available in one color: Interstellar Blue. The price tag is even more hefty than the Samsung Galaxy Fold. You’ll have to shell out €2295 for the privilege of owning one.

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