Samsung a few days ago surprised fans and competitors by unveiling the Galaxy Fold in all its glory, well before the Galaxy S10’s name was even mentioned on stage. Samsung’s started the Unpacked event with a segment worthy of a “one more thing” moment, as the Korean giant knew well ahead of time what would follow at MWC 2019. Samsung’s main Android threat right now would surely launch a foldable handset of its own, one it has been teasing for months now. Thanks to a leak on Friday we already know what the device is and exactly what it’ll look like. The Huawei Mate X is labeled as the world’s first 5G foldable phone on a billboard spotted in Barcelona, and it’s the anti-Galaxy Fold, if you will.

Huawei did not unveil any new smartphones last year at MWC 2018, choosing to postpone the launch of the P20 series until March. As we got closer to this year’s mobile congress, Huawei confirmed that it’ll do the same thing with the P30 series, which will be unveiled in late March in Paris, France. That left us wondering what Huawei might unveil at the show, other than the expected tablet and laptop updates — if any — as well as updated news about its 5G network technology. Yes, Huawei’s teaser suggested that a foldable phone might be unveiled at the show, but we weren’t really expecting anything major.

Let’s not forget that aside from Friday’s leak, we haven’t seen any rumors about the Huawei Mate X. Huawei did confirm in the past that it’s making a foldable of its own and that the phone will sport 5G connectivity, but that’s about all we knew.

The image above revealed many details about the handset, aside from its commercial name. We’re looking at an all-screen foldable device with tiny bezels, as well as a thicker edge that houses the triple-lens camera. Thanks to a very smart design, that camera should work both as a primary camera and as a selfie cam, depending on whether the device is open or folded shut. Moreover, the main screen is placed on the outside of the phone, wrapping around one of the sides. Comparatively, the Galaxy Fold’s main screen is found on the inside, with a second smaller screen found on the phone’s back.

That’s not nearly enough information and we’ll have to wait for Huawei’s press event to start to see everything the Chinese tech giant has prepared for this year’s Mobile World Congress. You can watch the action as it happens live in the embedded video beginning at 8:00 AM EST, and you’ll find out accompanying live blog from Barcelona below.

That’s it, folks, Huawei’s MWC 2019 press conference is done.

The Mate X will cost you €2,299 (8GB/512GB) in mid-2019 when it launches. 

Do we need foldable phones? Who cares, Huawei just made a beautiful one. 

The SuperCharge Adapter works with Huawei MateBook, up to 65W, which is quite impressive.

The best thing about it? 55W Huawei SuperCharge tech. 85% charge in 30 minutes.

The phone has two batteries, one in each half, for up to 4,500 mAh capacity.

Mate X will deliver better security and privacy, Huawei says.

World’s fastest modem, Yu says. 

Time for 5G! The phone sports the same Balong 5000 that Huawei mentioned before: world’s first 7nm 2G/3G/4G/5G multi-mode modem. 

That protective case sure is strange. 

The photo app is getting a bunch of features based on the foldable design. 

Huawei showed two apps running side by side, but didn’t spend as much time as Samsung talking about Android for foldables. 

That’s 5G/4G dual-SIM apparently.

The phone will support dual-SIM, these demos tell us.

Ok, so the Mate X is incredibly thin, thinner than the iPad Pro. But how durable is it?

“Patented hinge with over 100 components.”

There’s no gap when you fold it. 

Falcon Wing Design hinge: three years in development. 

Again, Samsung better be watching this.

The main screen measures 8-inch when unfolded: 2480 x 2200 resolution, or 8:7.1 aspect ratio.

You get two large 6.6-inch and 6.38-inch displays when the screen is folded.

“The future of design,” Yu says.

Samsung better be watching. 

Yes, the Mate X is real.

Time to Connect People. Here comes the smartphone. 

Huawei 5G Mobile WiFi is interesting – 5G in your pocket and a 8,000 mAh battery.

Wi-Fi 6 and 5G from the same device, that’s the dream. 

Balong 5000 5G modem does 4.6Gbps speeds, which is “sub-6GHz theoretical” rate.

Time to talk about 5G connectivity. 

This is the MateBook that will get you more ports too, including USB 2.0  and HDMI.

MateBook 14 is closer to the MateBook X Pro in terms of features, like the recessed camera, and the FullView Touchscreen display that features 3:2 aspect ratio and 2K resolution.

And here’s a bigger version of it, the MateBook 14.

The MateBook 13 is also getting a new feature, a touchscreen display.

Muffin is absolutely going to be the star of this show.

However, you’ll probably have to buy Huawei gear to use these features, including smartphone and laptop.

The crowd definitely loves the Clipboard sharing feature.

Clipboard sharing is definitely a useful tool, one that I use all the time between iPhone and Mac.

“Breakthrough sound experience” thanks to a quad-speaker and split frequency set up. 

One more upgrade: GeForce MX250 graphics card, for up to 3.5x better performance.

Performance, battery life, Gigabit WI-Fi, and Thunderbolt 3 are among the highlights of Intel 8th-gen-powered laptops.

Intel is on stage to talk about the chips that will power the new MateBook X Pro.

And here’s the expected upgrade to Intel 8th gen processors. 

The USB-C ports are getting full Thunderbolt 3 support too. 

Here’s a notable upgrade: double the Wi-Fi speed, as long as your home equipment can handle it.

So far the new X Pro is similar to the old X Pro.

Colors: Mystic Silver and Space Grey.

Here’s the Huawei MateBook X Pro – the “new” model.

It looks like the first new product of the day will be a new laptop. 

Remember when Nokia was connecting people?

Connecting the Future means connecting the Office, Home, and People.

Huawei will spend more than $5 billion on R&D this year.

Huawei’s CEO just thanked everyone for the company’s recent success. 

I don’t know about the future, I just know that the Wi-Fi situation needs to get a lot better, before we get to the future.

Huawei is “connecting the future” with them.

As you can see in all these images, Huawei keeps teasing foldable phones.

We already expect a foldable phone, given this particular leak.

We’re live from Barcelona, Spain, folks. We have less than 30 minutes to go until Huawei unveils whatever it has planned for this year’s MWC edition.