Huawei’s first foldable smartphone may score an edge over Samsung foldable smartphone as the latter is only 4G compatible
Huawei is gearing up to showcase its first foldable smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019. The developments have taken place just days after Samsung had unveiled its first foldable smartphone in an event held in America.
Leaked pictures, that appear to be from the MWC stalls of Huawei, have revealed what the foldable smartphones look like. A report by Xda read, “According to the leaked image, which seems to have been snapped at Huawei’s Mobile World Congress press event venue during preparation, Huawei’s foldable device will be called the Huawei Mate X.”
Huawei’s 5G edge
Huawei’s first foldable device may have a edge over the Samsung Galaxy Fold as the former is 5G compatible. Though Samsung had unveiled its first smartphone just days ago, it had not allowed anyone from the media to touch and feel the smartphone. Additionally, Samsung’s foldable smartphone is only 4G compatible.
The leaked image from the Chinese social media platform Hupu, clearly reveals that Huawei’s first foldable device will be 5G compatible. A text written on the image reads “World’s first foldable 5G phone.”
Apple’s patent for foldable device
Interestingly, Apple has also applied for a patent that looks as if the Cupertino based iPhone company is also revving up its efforts to make foldable devices. However, the company may have to rely on Samsung to make smartphone display screens for its foldable devices.
It is to be noted here that display screens for Apple iPhone XR and XS models are manufactured and supplied to the company by Samsung.