Huawei introduces the first LTE powered smartband; device supports Huawei's 4.5G network


On Tuesday, Huawei introduced the first smartband that offers LTE connectivity. But even more exciting, the band will support Huawei's 4.5G network which will rollout commercially next year. The band will track a user's fitness level and measures a person's heart rate. If it is similar to Huawei's current smartband, it should have a 1.4-inch OLED screen, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity, and be resistant to dust and water. The device will include an LTE-M chip produced by Neul, a company purchased last year by Huawei.

Huawei's 4.5G LTE network will be capable of producing data speeds as high as 1GB/sec and will help guide Drones and enable VR. Not surprising given its name, Huawei said that 4.5G is "in the middle 4G and 5G." Company president of products and solutions, Ryan Ding, says that the 4.5G pipeline represents the first time that a mobile network is not just focused on people, but is focused on "people and things."


Huawei is expected to show off its new smartband at MWC in Barcelona. We should also hear more about the 4.5G pipeline at the event. 

source: TheInquirer

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5 Comments

5. Limcheethiam

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

impractical! Most Telco data's plan only 2G-4G. It is like give us the bigger gun can shot faster but the amount of the bullet remain the same.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If it's offered for the same price or cheaper, hell why not?

2. Manux

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Even this is true 4G LTE speed is already to fast. Chinese marketing...

1. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Lol pure marketing that no longer works, we know that mobile phone companies have restricted us to several GB and always manipulate network speeds

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2428; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Exactly, we have Cat. 9/10 modems that provide up to 300/450 MB per second. But the network infrastructure here in the US is just around Cat. 2 speeds. These companies marking these products are vastly out of touch with the available infrastructure. The next practical change we'll have access to is when we convert to 5G as a standard. That's still a half a decade down the pipeline though.

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