The Chinese edition of the Nikkei, citing sources inside Huawei said that the company wants to release a foldable smartphone before Samsung. Presumably, he can come in early 2019.
Partner Huawei is a Chinese company BOE. It will produce a small amount of flexible OLED-screens. In one of the production of exhibitions, BOE showed different prototypes of flexible displays.
It is assumed that the main goal of Huawei is to demonstrate their capabilities. Previously, the company has tried to stay ahead of the competition. For example, when in 2014 there were rumors that iPhone will have sapphire screen, Huawei has released a limited edition Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire. In 2015, began to appear the rumors that the display will get the iPhone 6s Force Touch technology. Before the presentation of the iPhone 6s, Huawei has released a special edition Mate’s Force Touch.
Based on previous experience with Huawei, analysts suggest that the company will produce 20-30 thousand of foldable smartphones. A Huawei representative told The Verge that the company does not comment on rumors, speculation and their plans.