Huawei has some very ambitious plans for foldable devices. It’s working on a ‘powerful device’ that’s able ‘to replace a PC’, according to the company’s CEO Ken Hu.
The Huawei foldable phone is rumoured to have impressive specs. It will have a fast 5G connection and a 5-inch screen on the front and a 8-inch screen outside with very small bezell. Face-ID recognition is also said to be onboard.
Richard Yu, who heads the consumer division of Huawei, was quoted as saying this at the company’s 5G launch in China:
“We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona in February, where we will launch the world’s first 5G smartphone with foldable screen.”
The phone is rumoured to be folding outwards and is likely manufactured by the Chinese company BOE. BOE showed prototypes of their technology at different trade shows in the past year.
The Huawei flex phones are expected to be marketed as the Mate F, the Mate Fold or the Mate Flex.
Huawei will hold a press conference on Sunday, Feb. 24, one day before the official start of the Mobile World Congress. More details are expected to be revealed than.