Huawei is one of the companies believed to be working on a foldable smartphone. Similar reports have come up about Samsung as well over the past few years but the company is yet to offer concrete information about the rumored device. A new report claims that Huawei has now found a display partner for its foldable smartphone and that it’s working with China-based display maker BOE to bring its foldable smartphone to market.

The report claims that Huawei and BOE are working on a foldable smartphone with an 8 inch display panel. BOE will obviously be tasked with manufacturing and supplying the display panel while Huawei will take care of the rest.

Some recent reports have suggested that Huawei wants to launch its foldable smartphone in November this year to beat Samsung to market. Samsung’s much-awaited foldable smartphone was first expected to be released this year but it’s not expected to be unveiled before February 2019.

Huawei has been working very hard to challenge Samsung’s dominant position as the world’s leading smartphone vendor so it would make sense for the company to beat its rival to market with the foldable smartphone and thus brand it as the “world’s first” proper foldable smartphone.

Huawei may not be the only company that BOE is working with on a foldable smartphone. The report mentions that BOE is working on at least four foldable smartphones with two companies.

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