All part of the global race: Amidst trade ban, Huawei to unveil its first 5G smartphone on July 26

The 5G smartphone will be empowered by its own chipset division Kirin.

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The 5G networking standard is seen as critical because it can support the next generation of mobile devices in addition to new applications like driverless cars.
BEIJING: China's telecom giant Huawei is planning to release its first 5G smartphone on July 26 to march ahead in the global race for setting up the super-fast telecommunications system, amid simmering tensions with the US over technology and trade.

Huawei is expected to release its first 5G smartphone, the Huawei Mate 20 X, at its headquarters in Shenzhen, state-run the Global Times quoted unnamed Huawei officials as saying.

China had last month given a green signal to major state-owned companies to start rolling out 5G services.


Huawei's move to launch its 5G phone could signal that it is leading 5G commercialisation despite a US ban in the wake of escalated trade tensions between America and China and offers a boost to overall 5G industrialisation, analysts said.

Huawei Mate X, LG V50 ThinQ: 5G Smartphones Unveiled At MWC 2019
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Faster speeds, increased download abilities, MWC 2019 in Barcelona is all about 5G this year. 5G is seen as a turning point in the mobile phone industry. Everyone, from smartphone giants, telecom companies and chip-makers, 5G is the way to go. While most of the 5G devices will be launched in the market later this year, here's a look at those which have been unveiled in Barcelona:

Faster speeds, increased download abilities, MWC 2019 in Barcelona is all about 5G this year. 5G is seen as a turning point in the mobile phone industry. Everyone, from smartphone giants, telecom com..
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The Mate X is Huawei's 5G foldable smartphone. The Mate X has an 8-inch screen and four cameras. With a 4,500-mAh capacity split between two batteries, one on either side of the folding screen. The Mate X which is pronounced as Mate Ten uses the company's in-house Kirin 980 processor. The device promises four-times faster speed. Priced at $2,600, Huawei will start retailing the Mate X somwtime in the middle of 2019.

The Mate X is Huawei's 5G foldable smartphone. The Mate X has an 8-inch screen and four cameras. With a 4,500-mAh capacity split between two batteries, one on either side of the folding screen. The M..
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The south Korean tech giant unveiled the LG V50 ThinQ in February 2019. The smartphone runs Android 9.0 and is powered by a 4000mAh. It is powered by octa-core processor and it comes with 6GB RAM. The dual screen phone helps in multitasking, browsing the internet on one and watching a video on another. The company has not disclosed the orice of the device yet.

The south Korean tech giant unveiled the LG V50 ThinQ in February 2019. The smartphone runs Android 9.0 and is powered by a 4000mAh. It is powered by octa-core processor and it comes with 6GB RAM. Th..
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This is Samsung's first 5G phone and is set to hit markets in April. With a massive 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display, this is also the company's largest phone. The South Korean tech giant promises that users will be able to stream live $k videos and enjoy gaming. The 5G-enabled smartphone has a 4,500 mAh battery and the phone can also act like a battery pack to wirelessly charge abother device.

This is Samsung's first 5G phone and is set to hit markets in April. With a massive 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display, this is also the company's largest phone. The South Korean tech giant promises tha..
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This is the Chinese tech giant's flagship device, and the first to feature a 5G connection. The smartphone comes with an AMOLED 6.39-inch display. With a screen resolution of 1080x2340, the bezel-less device will provide a great viewing experience. What the device does not have expandable memory storage, which could be a drawback. The phone will be commercially available from May this year.

This is the Chinese tech giant's flagship device, and the first to feature a 5G connection. The smartphone comes with an AMOLED 6.39-inch display. With a screen resolution of 1080x2340, the bezel-les..
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The device will come equipped with a Snapdragon 855 processor and is likely to cost as much as $200 to $300 more than the 4G equivalents. It can hit a maximum speed of 500 Mbps, and the smartphone's screen doesn't have a notch.

The device will come equipped with a Snapdragon 855 processor and is likely to cost as much as $200 to $300 more than the 4G equivalents. It can hit a maximum speed of 500 Mbps, and the smartphone's ..
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The first Oppo-5G smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and the Snapdragon X50 modem. The prototype still does not have a name, but is likely to be released in the latter half of the year.

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The Axon 10 Pro 5G from ZTE is an upgrade to last year's Axon 9 Pro. The phone has a visibly smaller teardrop-shaped notch, a fingerprint sensor, and a triple-cam set-up. The smartphone is likelt to feature a Snapdragon 855 processor as well as Qualcomm’s X50 5G modem. It’ll feature a 6.47-inch 2340 x 1080 AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

The Axon 10 Pro 5G from ZTE is an upgrade to last year's Axon 9 Pro. The phone has a visibly smaller teardrop-shaped notch, a fingerprint sensor, and a triple-cam set-up. The smartphone is likelt to ..
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The 5G smartphone will be empowered by its own chipset division Kirin, which will further strengthen its competitiveness in the market, they said.
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"The release of the Huawei Mate 20 X will also give a boost to China's 5G market, which is also the largest smartphone market; It will lead the sector toward broader consumer use of 5G technologies and shore up more opportunities for the supply chain and application sides," James Yan, Beijing-based research director at Counterpoint, told the daily.

Huawei said last month that Huawei Mate 20 X became the first Chinese smartphone that gained a 5G network license which means that Chinese consumers will soon be able to purchase it and enjoy super-fast 5G speed, the report said.

5G is the next generation cellular technology with download speeds stated to be 10 to 100 times faster than the current 4G LTE networks.

The 5G networking standard is seen as critical because it can support the next generation of mobile devices in addition to new applications like driverless cars.
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Beijing city has built 4,300 5G base stations in the city's urban core areas and iconic buildings to implement the super fast technology as the Chinese government has begun issuing 5G licenses to telecom firms.

Huawei has become a central part of a US-China power struggle which started out in trade, and is now being played out in the technology sector.
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US President Donald Trump banned Huawei products to be used in American telecom networks citing security reasons. It also encouraged allies to block the company from their 5G networks, saying the Chinese government could use its products for surveillance.

It was interpreted by Huawei and China as an attempt by Washington to stop the Chinese firm from moving ahead in the 5G technology in which the company has heavily invested.


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