Huawei promised a 5G foldable mobile phone for the MWC report and now supports it with a teaser picture, which refers to the February 24 disclosure date as well as an unclear photo of a retractable device. The phone will feature Huawei’s new Balong 5000 5G modem and will be supported by the Kirin 980 processor. It looks like the smartphone will fold in half while the screen will be on the outside of the fold.
The company using a plural promised to present at the “5G phones”, so we can assume that we will also see a non-folding 5G phone as well. In any case, the announcement of the event states “Internet of Everything“, so it is possible to see for the first time the new router 5G for the home. It uses the same modem and supports Huawei’s intuitive HiLink protocol.
The router has Wi-Fi 6, as the 802.11ac is not fast enough for 5G speeds. However, no current phone supports the new Wi-Fi standard, so we expect the new Huawei mobile phones to be among the first.
Huawei’s subsidiary, Honor is also preparing a 5G device. Samsung will unveil its own folding phone on February 20 while Xiaomi has one on the go but without knowing the release date yet.