With the introduction of brand new 5G technology expected sometime in 2020, some of the biggest phone makers in the world have already made their plans known when it comes to new devices that will be able to support this type of network. Most of the tech giants, such as Xiaomi, HTC and LG have already started their preparations for 2019. Although Huawei remained quiet for a long time, the Chinese company has finally announced the launch of its first 5G phone.
5G Kirin chip and new 5G phone set for launch in 2019
The statement was made at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai during an opening speech, which was dedicated to the upcoming 5G network technology. Huawei’s new device is expected to be launched at any time before the end of June of the next year. In March 2019, so before the new 5G phone’s debut, the Chinese company plans to release its first 5G Kirin chip, which will support the new technology on Huawei’s devices.
Huawei’s 5G phone unlikely to be available in the U.S.
Huawei has chosen to develop its own processor and modem, unlike most of the phone makers, who use products provided by Qualcomm. However, due to its conflict with the U.S. government, the company has lost all deals with American carriers, such as Verizon and AT&T, and an electronics retailer, Best Buy. At the moment, it looks like Huawei’s new phone will not be officially available in the U.S.
What should we expect with the arrival of 5G technology?
Usually the arrival of a new technology creates very high expectations, and it is not any different with the upcoming 5G network. According to some reports, it will be up to 10 times faster than 4G, allowing us to use it not only to browse the internet, but also in upcoming, potentially life-changing technologies.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.