Huawei confirms it’s working on a 5G foldable phone

Huawei CEO Richard Yu confirmed at the launch of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro this week that the company is planning to release 5G foldable phones in 2019. In an interview with Digital Trends, Yu commented, “We are working on foldable phones. Foldable 5G phones.” It’s been rumored since this past July that Huawei was working to beat its rival Samsung to release a foldable phone as early as next year, but Yu’s comments are the first time it’s been suggested that the phones will run on a 5G network.

We’ve known about Huawei’s plans for a separate 5G phone for a while, as the Chinese company is developing its own chip, the Balong 5G01, that can support the new 3GPP standard for 5G networks. It has also invested $600 million to make its…

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