+ Thursday November 14th, 2019

After we saw Huawei’s invite for its MWC event doing the rounds last night, the enterprising folks at LetsGoDigital have been hard at work.

It’s not enough that Huawei has hinted (twice) at a 5G-capable foldable phone for MWC 2019, we now have some pretty classy looking concept renders of what this device could look like.

I’m not sure about you, but if these renders are even remotely like the finished product, this phone is something that I must have in my pocket.

Gone is the black obelisk of the last ten years of smartphone design, replaced with a device that’s slightly thicker, but unfolds into a beautiful mini tablet design. I suspect that this is the same kind of design we’re going to see from other manufacturers too, but we haven’t seen renders like this.

With a working prototype already in existence, and Samsung rumoured to also be announcing its foldable phone at Unpacked or MWC 2019, we’re likely to have at least two very compelling foldable phone options to play with in the not too distant future.

No one is expecting foldable phones like this to be cheap, with starting prices of some $1500 (or around $2197.94 AUD) thrown around. If the implementation is right, I don’t care what they cost. I’ll be buying one.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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