Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the biggest event to take place in Barcelona when it comes to mobile innovations. Huawei will keep the tradition going with the launch of 5G foldable Smartphone, the company confirmed at a pre-MWC 2019 last week in Beijing that they will launch a high-end foldable device at the event on 25th February.
Richard Yu who is the CEO of the Chinese company’s Consumer Business Group did not tell that what will going to be the name of the device or reveal the details how would it folds. Also, the upcoming device uses a new 5G modem, it is expected the device would be integrated with Huawei’s next-generation flagship mobile chipset, the Kirin 990. The successor of Huawei’s current top-of-the-line processor, the Kirin 980, which powers the existing flagship smartphone the Mate 20 Pro.
During the presentation, Yu claims that Huawei 5G modem will also support 2G, 3G, and 4G offers wireless speeds 10 times faster than 4G and twice as fast as Qualcomm’s 5G modem. At CES 2019, Qualcomm confirmed that its 5G solution consists of Snapdragon 855 processor and the X50 5G modem will power more than 30 commercial 5G mobile devices this year including Android smartphones from Google, LG, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Samsung, Vivo, and Xiaomi.
Last year, Samsung announced its Exynos Modem 5100 which is a multimode chip compatible with 2G, 3G and 4G networks, it will designed to power 5G foldable smartphone that is expected to launch next month at an event in San Francisco.
In the end, there is no doubt that 2019 will be a year of 5G with a range of new devices like smartphones, mobile hotspots, and home/business routers. These devices will flood the market along with some really innovative new designs including punch-hole displays, foldable handsets, and phones with dual-displays.