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.