The fresh information reveals that the Chinese Giant, Huawei, may beat Samsung in launching the world’s first foldable smartphone. A recent report revealed that Huawei has partnered with China’s BOE Technologies to manufacture flexible displays for its upcoming phone.

According to the latest information from an industry insider, as reported by a Japanese publication, although Huawei aims to launch the phone before Samsung, it will produce the phone in controlled volumes.

The report goes on to say that the whole purpose of launching the phone in fewer volumes will be to beat Samsung, before it launches the Galaxy X, as well as attract the media and tech industry towards their innovative technology. A person familiar with the company’s plans said that it will be producing 20,000 to 30,000 units or maybe even less.

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Image: LetsGoDigital Huawei foldable smartphone Patent

Jeff Pu, an analyst, has claimed that the foldable smartphone from the Chinese giant may hit the markets “very early in 2019”. BOE Technologies is an industry-leading brand when it comes to the manufacturing of LCD p but it is still a new player than Samsung and LG when it comes to OLED display.

Pu adds that Huawei really wants to be the world’s first company to launch a foldable smartphone even its display provider is not completely ready for it. Different sources have been worried about the durability of OLED panels from BOE as they claim that the technology still needs improvement.

At the moment there is no word on the price and the markets that will be receiving the phone. Samsung, on the other hand, is also preparing its foldable smartphone which was previously known as Galaxy X but according to a Chinese leaker, it won’t be released with this name.

After showing off a prototype of a flexible display, Samsung has been working on world’s first foldable smartphone since 2013. Although the company faced various technical hurdles, it is still strongly speculated that the foldable smartphone from Samsung will release in Q1 of 2019.