Huawei's first 5G smartphone will launch in 2019

Huawei's first 5G smartphone will launch in 2019
Huawei has confirmed its first 5G-enabled smartphone will arrive next year. The Chinese company is currently one of the pioneers when it comes to future 5G networks, with it presently working alongside a number of carriers across the globe in order to get the next-generation networks up and running.

Coinciding with the global rollout of 5G networks, Huawei has now announced that its first 5G-enabled device will arrive in Q3 2019, suggesting a late summer release next year is currently on the cards. Nevertheless, the smartphone brand is yet to confirm any specifics in regards to the new handset, including what it will be called. Considering support for the new networks will initially be reserved for flagship devices, though, it seems likely that 5G network modems could debut in next year’s Mate line.

Speaking of modems, Huawei unveiled its first ever 5G modem back in February at MWC, although this was designed to be included inside much larger objects such as self-driving cars. When it comes to smartphones, however, the company will need to develop a much smaller alternative, hence the long wait time. It’s worth noting, however, that these new smartphone modems will not be reserved for Huawei’s own devices. Instead, consumers around the world can expect a range of devices from a wide variety of manufacturers to take advantage of the company's 5G solution.

For the time being, though, it’ll remain to be seen if Huawei chooses to debut the new technology inside a well-known lineup, or if it will opt to launch a separate smartphone series in order to test out the technology. But with over 1.1 billion 5G connections expected to be established by 2025, as well as over 200 million 5G-ready vehicles, Huawei appears ready to lead what could potentially be a game-changing technology.

source: Neil Shah (Twitter) via: Android Central

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8 Comments

1. RevolutionA

Posts: 392; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Hopefully not in US

2. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

How do you know who is the first?

4. TVMonitor

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Edition with the mmwave 5G support(Huawei's phone doesn't have this) launches in March 2019. So you know who will be the first in 5G race.

3. torr310

Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

That means....hold off purchasing a new phone this year?

5. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

All Chinese phones should be banned from being sold in US. The US government has started to wise up to these sleazy IP stealing Chinese vendors aka spies. We need to punish them with steep fines of hundreds of million dollars and jail !! Stop contributing to their profits which they use to build missiles and warships to deploy against America!

7. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

I totally agree chinese companies should be banned from all developed nations. If you want 5G, wait for Samsung's upcoming S10. Korean companies do not have to bend over to NSA or commie governments so you know you won't be spied on when you use Samsung.

8. Moneycome68

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 15, 2018

Hey come on, this is a game of mobile phones and nothing to do with politics. Your opinion is foolish and this will not put end to China mobile industry's success. Are you a pure supporter of USA or you are an American? Consumer only buy what they think is good enough and worthy, they do not buy because the product is made from USA, CHINA or others. You are thinking like a terrorist.

6. gamehead unregistered

Cant wait for 5G

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