According to a recent report from ETNews, we might expect a foldable smartphone from Huawei this November, which is earlier than when Samsung is planning to launch theirs, in early 2019, based on what we know from CNET.
Huawei and Samsung – who will be first
Richard Yu, the consumer business group CEO of Huawei has mentioned that they already had a prototype in 2017 and the company was trying to optimize it in the meantime. Samsung doesn’t want to give up on this battle either, as DJ Joh, the company’s CEO, stated during the launch event for the Galaxy Note 9 that fans will not have to wait too much until the release of a folding smartphone. So it looks like we have a tight competition between the two tech giants that are both trying to suggest they will be the first to launch a foldable smartphone.
A foldable design is challenging
Creating a folding phone is, undoubtedly, not an easy task. Not only the screen of the device will need to be folded, but also the internal components. This can definitely pose a great challenge to the creators and more than that, it may require a more expensive and strenuous manufacturing process. From what we know until now, Samsung might create two different screens and bodies of one device, which will be connected by a vertical fold hinge and, obviously, by a very advanced software. However, we don’t know yet how the final smartphone will look like exactly.
Based on the reports that we have so far, we don’t know yet how Huawei’s folding design will look like, so it remains a mystery for the time being. We’ll just have to wait a little bit longer for more news to be released. One thing is for sure, the battle is really heating up.