Huawei Launching Foldable Gaming and Smartphone in 2018 and 2019
July 02, 2018
Huawei expects to launch both a gaming by the second half of 2018 and a foldable smartphone in 2019. In an interview with GadgetMatch, President of Huawei Consumer Business, Jim Xu, has confirmed that the company is working on gaming smartphone, which is expected to arrive by the second half of this year. The handset will deploy the company’s new ‘GPU Turbo’ technology, which was announced along with the Honor Play smartphone. GPU Turbo basically stands for graphics processing acceleration technology, which is expected to increase graphics processing efficiency quite a bit. Huawei’s gaming smartphone will probably rival the Razer Phone and the ASUS ROG Phone, though Mr. Xu did not reveal any specs, but said it will ship with a high-end spec sheet. Huawei is also aiming to release some accessories for the device, including a controller for the company’s upcoming gaming smartphone, and some other peripherals. In addition to talking about a gaming smartphone, Mr. Xu also said that the company is not planning to release a smartphone with moving mechanical parts, such as the Vivo NEX and the OPPO Find X, but instead, they’re focusing on a foldable handset. The company’s foldable handset will probably arrive by next year, and would be a rival to Samsung’s foldable smartphone expected to launch in 2019.