Huawei doesn’t want Samsung to hog the spotlight with its foldable smartphone. The company has posted a teaser online which confirms that it’s going to unveil a foldable smartphone at its MWC 2019 press event in Barcelona later this month. It has long been reported that Huawei has been working on a foldable smartphone of its own.
Samsung has recently confirmed that its foldable smartphone will be out in the first half of 2019. It hasn’t said when the device will be unveiled. However, reports suggest that the device may be unveiled on February 20th alongside the Galaxy S10 in San Francisco.
Huawei’s teaser shows the outline of a foldable smartphone and mentions the time and date for the event. Huawei’s MWC 2019 press conference takes place on February 24th, 2019 at 14:00 CET. Subsequent tweets from the company suggest that this might be the “world’s first 5G foldable device.”
It remains to be seen whether Samsung or Huawei will be able to put their foldable phone on shelves first. Regardless of whoever is first, it goes without saying that the first generation of foldable smartphones will cost a pretty penny, so they will be geared more towards the enthusiasts than the average consumers. MWC 2019 takes place February 25-28 in Barcelona, Spain.