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Two of the biggest trends in the mobile space this year are foldable phones and 5G. So Huawei will be ticking both of these off with a product announcement next month at Mobile World Congress.

The device will run on Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor (also found in its Mate 20 Pro and Honor View 20) and will include the new 5G-enabling Balong 5000 modem.

At the moment there is only one foldable phone on the market, by the almost unheard of Royole with their FlexPai. While this phone is an impressive technical achievement it looks clunky an unusable as a main phone. It does look good as a tablet that folds though.

Recently Xiaomi released the most impressive demo of a folding phone to date, with its tri-fold design the phone only has one screen with the outer edges folding back on themselves to create the rear of the device.

The Xiaomi device will certainly launch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 but whether or not they will include the 5G compatible Qualcomm X20 modem is another question.

Samsung is also going to release a foldable phone, with the Galaxy X being rumoured for the past couple of years. Following an on-stage demo of the tech is believed their interpretation of the form factor will have the screen fold in on itself requiring a second small screen for the outer display.

It is likely the Samsung will also launch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or if it is like the normal Galaxy lineup there will be two versions used in different regions one with Qualcomm and the other with the Exynos 9820.

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