Huawei to debut the world's first 5G enabled smartphone in second half of 2019

Judging by Huawei's latest naming trend (naming the successor of P10 as P20 and not P11) we can expect that this device could be the Mate 30.

Huawei is pretty active when it comes to 5G technology as it already has partnered with several European telecom giants to accelerate the process of delivering 5G to the masses.

Huawei to debut the worlds first 5G enabled smartphone in second half of 2019

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Currently in the midst of conducting its global analyst summit in Shenzhen, China, Huawei has announced that the world can expect to see the first 5G Huawei phone in the second half of 2019.

While we don't know the name of this 5G device it could most certainly be a Mate series device keeping in mind that most of advanced technologies first appear in its Mate series of smartphones.

The information about the 5G smartphone was revealed in a tweet by Counterpoint analyst Neil Shah. The picture he tweeted out also showed that Huawei would be releasing a 5G enabled Wi-Fi hotspot device sometime before Q2 of 2019. Both the hotspot and the mobile device will feature Huawei's custom 5G-enabled chipset.

Interestingly, Huawei had shown the Balong 5G enabled chipset at the Mobile World Congress 2018. Android Authority states that the chipset inside both these devices may be modeled after this same chipset but nothing can be said for sure. It is also possible that Huawei's first 5G smartphone might warrant a new series of smartphones altogether.

Huawei isn't the only one in the 5G game. Qualcomm is currently working on its next flagship platform, which is reportedly going to be called the Snapdragon 855 and will have the SDX50 5G Modem inside. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) will be responsible for manufacturing the 855 instead of Samsung in case of 835 and 845.

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