According to the rumour mill, it is largely expected that Samsung will be unveiling a foldable smartphone later this year or at least share some details about the device. However, Samsung is not alone in the wagon of foldable phones because last we heard, Lenovo was also planning something and it is said to be working with LG on such a device.
Now, it looks like Huawei is also ready to join the bandwagon because according to Richard Yu, Huawei’s CEO of consumer products, he has confirmed that the company has plans to launch a foldable phone in 2019. Not only will this be a foldable device, but apparently it will also support 5G connectivity.
Yu’s comments validate those made by Huawei’s chairman Ken Hu, who said last month that the company’s first 5G smartphone would also be a foldable one and that it might arrive by next June. However, at the moment, everyone has their eyes peeled with regards to foldable smartphones.
After all who wouldn’t love the idea of a smartphone that can be expanded into a tablet, and back into a smartphone? However, whether such a device is practical and if there are any compromises to the overall experience remains to be seen, but either way 2019 certainly does look like the year we can expect to see foldable phones.