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Huawei’s foldable phone images leak ahead of MWC 2019


Samsung isn't the only company showing off a foldable phone this week.

It wasn't a secret of any kind that Huawei was going to show off a foldable phone as the centrepiece of its Mobile World Congress 2019 keynote. Indeed, the company itself confirmed as much, and it's hardly alone in the space, what with Samsung showing off the Samsung Galaxy Fold at its own event.

Ahead of the launch, one Twitter user (as spotted by 9to5Google) snapped a picture of Huawei's set-up for its launch event, including a phone called the Huawei Mate X, which rather prominently appears to fold.

This doesn't tell us a huge amount about the Huawei Mate X to speak of, although it does appear to use a reverse fold, relative to the way the Galaxy Fold works, so that the left hand side of the display becomes the "front" of the device when it's in phone mode, with a notable side bump that becomes a bezel of sorts.

It's a fair guess that it will run on one of Huawei's own Kirin processors, and that the 5G variant will be using Huawei's own Balong 5,000 multi-mode modem chip.

Huawei won't be launching the Huawei P30 Pro at MWC 2019, having already confirmed that it will do so at a separate launch in Paris on 26 March.

We'll be covering all the news from Huawei's event at MWC 2019, so stay tuned for all the details on the Huawei Mate X and more.

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