Chinese smartphone brand Huawei is all set to launch its first foldable smartphone, that will reportedly be called Mate X, at Mobile World Congress 2019 today. Huawei Mate X is being unveiled right after Samsung Galaxy Fold got showcased at the company’s event in San Francisco. However, there is one thing that Huawei’s foldable phone will have that Samsung Galaxy Fold doesn’t – 5G connectivity.
So, we can say that although Huawei is not the first company to launch a foldable smartphone, it is definitely the first to launch a 5G-enabled foldable device. Here’s everything that you need to know about the Huawei Mate X launch:
Huawei foldable phone: How to watch the live stream?
Do you want to watch the Chinese smartphone brand’s foldable phone, or Huawei Mate X being launched? If the answer is yes, you would be glad to know that Huawei will be live-streaming the event from MWC 2019. You can tune into Huawei Mobile’s official YouTube channel at 1 pm GMT or 6:30 pm IST to watch Huawei’s press conference. We have also embedded the video on this page, so you can also just come back here to watch it.
What else will Huawei launch?
Although the Chinese smartphone maker is expected to launch five new products at Mobile World Congress 2019, we only know about its foldable phone, Huawei Mate X, so far. It is being speculated that the company will also be seen launching laptops at its conference. However, the only thing that has been confirmed by Huawei is its foldable 5G smartphone.
We don’t even know as of now exactly how Huawei’s device will fold and unfold. This is one thing that Huawei does not have in common with other smartphone makers, as we have seen renders and leaked images of almost all other companies’ foldable phones.
What we do know is that Huawei is not launching its next flagship smartphones – P30 and P30 Pro – at MWC. This is a confirmed piece of news as the smartphone brand has already confirmed that it will be holding the launch event of the two flagship smartphones on March 26 in Paris.