The World’s Economic Forum is a summit for innovations and technology. Here the Huawei Company, which is said to be No. 1 in producing telecommunication equipment, confirmed they will release a smartphone equipped with a foldable touchscreen in the middle of 2019.
The company aims at adding 5G to the phone in order to speed the phones up and secure lower latency.
The Huawei’s chief expects 5G to be 100 times faster and 50 times more responsive.
It’s assumed they are also going to install in the phone their latest Kirin 980 processor that was announced earlier together with a 5G modem. In addition, the phone might be packed with a bigger battery and there still will be some space for extra specs.
The foldable screen will probably be based on OLED flexible display technology which has been in development for almost a decade. Tech giants like LG Display and Samsung Display studied every possible option of how to make this happen.
At the IFA show, Samsung’s CEO mentioned that the Korean electronics company will announce the smartphone with a foldable screen by the end of the year. Is it a lucky coincidence or a real racing to be the first in the world?
This smartphone will be their first model with a foldable screen and their first model with 5G as well. Moreover, Huawei wishes to beat Samsung to the market and make it not only the first of a kind in the company but in the whole world. While the foldable design may appear weird, the advantages will be numerous. The future might be much closer than we think.
We are about to witness something magnificent. It will definitely change the world of smartphones as we see them.