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MWC's folding fetish in seven GIFs

You can look, but you can't touch.
Mat Smith, @thatmatsmith
March 2, 2019
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Besides whole new families of phones, the evolution of augmented reality and the true start of 5G networks and devices, you couldn't escape the folding phone. MWC went so hard on the old folding device trend, we began to see them even where they didn't exist.

MWC 2019

Huawei's Mate X launched at MWC with a display that wrapped around the outside. Want excitement in smartphone design? That will be €2,300, please.

MWC 2019

The Mate X, at least, was shown off tantalizingly close to MWC attendees.

MWC 2019

Back to folding screens in glass boxes. TCL had a bunch of flexible screens embedded into prototype devices. No commitments to any devices yet.

Royole folding phone

Royole's folding phone continued its tour after CES. It had plenty of execs to fold its phone for you. sigh

MWC 2019

LG's Dual Screen accessory for its new V50 phone works as a folio case and fakes the multitasking prowess of folding devices without the heavy investment.

Hololens 2

Microsoft's Hololens 2 has a folding visor. That counts.

Galaxy Fold

Non-folding bonus: The Galaxy Fold, announced just ahead of MWC, was here. Tragically, it was encased in glass -- and completely static.

Catch up on all the latest news from MWC 2019 here!

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