As we all know, the world is set to enter the 5G era that will witness the dawn of superfast internet connectivity and communication technology. Accordingly, the smartphone manufacturers are also busy developing some new cutting-edge devices to attract more users. As 5G is at the doorsteps, mobile manufacturers are working to launch their compatible devices in the market. However, as we have seen in recent times, the market always tends to latch on to new gimmicks employed by smartphone companies. After experimenting with cameras, aspect ratio, and notches, the OEMs have take a step forward and this time they will use “foldable display” technique as their USP. Recently, Chinese phone maker Huawei announced that it will be introducing its first 5G handset at the Mobile World Congress in 2019.
Talking on the Innovation Day in Rome, Huawei (Western Europe) President Vincent Pang said that this phone could very well be the first foldable 5G smartphone after Samsung. Huawei Consumer Business Group President Walter Ji said, “Huawei believes that the development of 5G infrastructure is on fast-track in Europe and hence the company is gearing up to launch its 5G-ready device early.”
The news surfaced after Samsung unveiled its foldable phone named as Galaxy F a few days ago in Developer Conference 2018. The company is expected to launch its Galaxy F in March 2019 after the launch of Galaxy S10 in February. As claimed by a news agency, the phone is expected to launch with a price tag of around KRW 2 million (roughly $1,770 or Rs. 129,100) making it the world’s most expensive smartphone.
Last month, Chinese brand Huawei was in news because of its two flagship phone launches – the P20 Pro and Mate 20 models – in Europe. As per an IDC report, Huawei is the second largest smartphone seller in the world displacing Apple.