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Huawei Allegedly Unveils New Flip Phone Set to Launch in February

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A Huawei insider has revealed on Weibo that the Chinese phone manufacturer is planning to hold an event in February to celebrate the New Year and introduce a “new small foldable product” with the codename “LEM,” according to Gizmochina.

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According to sources, pre-orders for the device may begin shortly after the Chinese New Year, on February 10. Details about the upcoming device are still scarce. However, there are rumors that this new foldable phone is set to include Huawei’s in-house 5G Kirin chipset.

Key Points to Note

  • Reports from a Huawei insider on Weibo suggest that the company will host a conference in February to launch a new small foldable phone.
  • While the insider does not specify the form factor, it is expected that the device will be compact and foldable, potentially similar to a flip phone.
  • Huawei’s upcoming foldable may belong to the Pocket series, with indications pointing to its exclusivity for the Chinese market.

Huawei’s Foldable Phone Strategy

Huawei has been making waves with its foldable phones in China, and reports indicate that the company will launch a new one next month.

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Huawei Allegedly Unveils New Flip Phone Set to Launch in February (1)

According to IThome, which received information from Weibo, the mysterious device will be positioned in the mid-range territory, akin to Huawei’s Nova series.

The insider did not specify if Huawei’s upcoming foldable will be of the Fold or Flip type. However, given the buzz about it being a “small” foldable, it’s safe to assume that it’s a flip phone. Moreover, it seems that this upcoming device will be limited to China.

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Huawei’s Foldable Lineup

Huawei has a trio of foldable smartphone lines in the market. The Huawei Mate X and Mate Xs are the flagship models. The X models unfold like a book, while the Xs variants fold outwards.

Meanwhile, the Huawei Pocket series is a flip-style smartphone similar to the Galaxy Z Flip lineup. Therefore, Huawei’s next foldable will likely belong to this series.

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The Huawei Pocket S debuted in late 2022 as the latest standard in the market. However, Huawei isn’t making these launches an annual ritual, unlike the rest of the Android OEMs.

While there’s still much we don’t know about this, the ongoing development is quite exciting. We hope it marks a solid return to form for Huawei.

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