The smartphone manufacturers are now running high on being the first ever company to launch a foldable smartphone. After so many rumours about the Samsung’s foldable phone, the new story has something different to say.  As per Nikkei’s report, the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei may launch the first foldable smartphone even before Samsung, The whole world has been listening to rumours related to Samsung’s truly foldable phone for almost two years now. Samsung did confirm that they will launch OLED foldable smartphones in 2018. Anyway, We are expecting the launch in 2019 but it may not be the first foldable phone.

Huawei Foldable Phone in Making

Talking about the backend innovation, Samsung has already announced its upcoming “unbreakable” flexible phone screen with extra toughness and durability. But Huawei foldable phone is making use of flexible OLED panels from BOE. In case you don’t know, BOE or Beijing Oriental Electronics is grabbing headlines in the recent times. After securing some of the Apple’s iPhone LCD business, the company is looking further to get into OLED production and innovation. They have already shown some foldable hybrid prototypes in this video.

Being aware of the history of the Huawei, Analysts estimating that the Huawei foldable smartphone may come with a limited stock. As per a report, the company will manufacture 20K – 30K units only for initial buyers. Huawei loves to grab headlines for being the first to do something extraordinary. In 2014, Huawei won the race against Apple by launching a limited edition of Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire with Sapphire Crystal display. Again using its super-fast development cycle in 2015, Huawei went ahead of Apple to launch a special edition of Huawei Mate S with Force Touch Technology. They did it many times not only to show their capabilities but also to grab people’s attention and media coverage.

Huawei Foldable Phone Specifications & Features

Describing Huawei’s ambition to grab headlines with its “Huawei Foldable Phone”, the report didn’t reveal any detail about its specifications and features. We will update you whenever it gets online. But as the Huawei Foldable Smartphone will be launched against Samsung, we can get some idea by knowing some of the rival phone’s specifications. The Samsung foldable phone is expected to feature a 7.3-inch flexible OLED display which will measure 4.5-inches when folded. The folded phone will not be thicker than an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.

Huawei Foldable Phone Price in India

There’s no report on the pricing of Huawei’s phone yet.  As per industry reports, Samsung is also preparing to launch a foldable smartphone (may be dubbed as Galaxy X) on the in the first half of next year. The smartphone is expected to launch at a price between $1500 – $2000 (Rs 102472 – Rs 136630).

Huawei Foldable Phone Release Date

In order to beat the Samsung and become the first ever company to launch a foldable phone in the world, Huawei could launch its Foldable phone in late 2018 or early 2019.


Yes. I am too excited about the upcoming foldable smartphones. They will be a big innovation in the smartphone industry. But if manufacturers really want to make foldable phones used in daily life, they have to consider a few expected issues like high battery usage for running bigger displays, changing screen size also requires adaptable user interface in apps and folding should not make the phone look thicker or bulky.

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