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Huawei is one of the fastest-growing smartphone vendors on the planet and it certainly has the undisputed leader Samsung in its sights. While it has been rumored for a couple of years that Samsung is working on a foldable smartphone, no concrete evidence has surfaced as yet to suggest that an announcement is possible soon. Other manufacturers are reportedly working on their foldable smartphones as well and Huawei is now said to be targeting a November launch for its foldable device. The company reportedly wants to earn the title of having released the “world’s first” foldable smartphone.

Some of you might remember that ZTE has already released its foldable smartphone but it’s not true to the form factor in the sense that the device basically has two separate displays joined together. A true foldable smartphone will feature a bendable display and that’s what Huawei has reportedly sourced from LG.

A new report out of South Korea suggests that Huawei is aiming to launch its foldable smartphone in November this year so that it can beat Samsung to the punch. Sources cited in the report claim that Huawei recently signed NDAs with foreign and domestic parts suppliers for components that it will use for its foldable device. Recent reports have suggested that Samsung’s foldable smartphone may not be out before 2019 as the company wants to perfect its device before it releases it.

Even if Huawei’s in-ward folding smartphone is announced in November, there’s no guarantee that the company will start shipping it right away. It remains to be seen just how long it will take for the company to actually start shipping units after announcing the device.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Foldable Smartphone and Huawei. Source: etnews

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