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Huawei Foldable Phone Coming This Month at MWC

We now know that we’re going to see at least one foldable phone at Mobile World Congress this month. Huawei just published a tease for its upcoming device, all but confirming that the folding phone will appear at the mobile phone vent in Barcelona.

The image tweeted by Huawei today (Feb. 1) shows the corner of a foldable phone with the title “Connecting the future” over it.

The phone looks to have the foldable display on the outside. This matches the description of the “finished product” from witnesses at a Huawei private event in China, celebrated back in November. Last month, Huawei also said that its foldable device would offer 5G connectivity.

The outer-display approach hinted at in Huawei's teaser is the same as the Royole Flexpai foldable, but different from other foldable phones we have seen so far. The Samsung Galaxy F has its flexible display inside, with an extra screen on the front. The Xiaomi foldable also has the display on the outside, but it has two folds, rather than one.

Huawei’s Mobile World Congress event is set for Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. CET, the day before the mobile trade show officially starts.

Jesus Diaz

Jesus Diaz founded the new Sploid for Gawker Media after seven years working at Gizmodo, where he helmed the lost-in-a-bar iPhone 4 story and wrote old angry man rants, among other things. He's a creative director, screenwriter, and producer at The Magic Sauce, and currently writes for Fast Company and Tom's Guide.

  • anon6647276
    as much as i enjoy reading reviews for new products, is it a vital to report accurate info as such.

    tom's review of huawei foldable was OFF and it's not acceptable for a reporter NOT to proofread before posting. an inch off for a product, especially for mobile devices, means a great deal to consumers these days.,review-6211.html--> The Mate X offers a front-facing 5.6-inch screen with a resolution of 2480 x 1148 and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
    ** The front-facing screen IS 6.6-inch **
    since i do not know how to reply directly to MARC CHACKSFIELD who wrote the article nor i have the ability to start a new thread (having just registered) i reply to your posting. i apologize if it was in the new thread.