Huawei released an event invite teasing their 5G foldable phone which reveals the date as February 24, 2019, at 14:00 CET (February 24, 2019, at 9:00 PM, GMT+8, Philippine Time)
The phone will feature Huawei’s new Balong 5000 5G modem which will be hooked up to a Kirin 980 chipset. Based on the photo, it looks like the phone folds down the middle with the screen on the outside.
Huawei previously mentioned, “5G phones” which means we may see a non-foldable 5G phone as well.
The event announcement reportedly mentions “Internet of Everything”, which means we may see the company’s new 5G home router as well. According to the report, it uses the same modem and supports HiLink, Huawei’s smart home protocol.
The router features Wi-Fi 6 as the 802.11ac isn’t fast enough for 5G speeds. However, no current phone supports the new Wi-Fi standard, so we expect Huawei’s new handsets to be among the first.
Aside from Huawei, their sub-brand Honor is planning a 5G phone as well. Samsung is reportedly set to unveil its own foldable phone and Xiaomi has one in the works.