Following the footsteps of Samsung, Chinese tech giant Huawei has also confirmed not to bring their foldable phone this year. Not to mention that both Samsung and Huawei were earlier reported to unveil their respective foldable devices in November this year.

The new update has been revealed through Die Welt – a German newspaper that has published an interview of Richard Yu, CEO Huawei. Interestingly, Mr. Yu has taken off the earlier claim of unveiling foldable display in November this year; instead he gave a new timeline while ensuring that they are working on a foldable display.

It appears that Huawei has big dreams for its foldable smartphone, apparently replacing laptops and computers with foldable devices. Mr. Yu is said to have asked the interviewer why he still uses a computer, answering his own question, he said:

“Probably because you find a smartphone display too small. We will change that. It is conceivable that you fold out a display”.


Mr. Yu further said that Huawei will be ready to launch its first foldable phone within a year. However, he didn’t mention a specific date or month thus keeping the race on.

Meanwhile, reports suggest there is a high chance to see Huawei’s foldable phone somewhere in middle of the next year. Samsung, on the other hand, may announce its own foldable smartphone at MWC 2019.