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Huawei to Launch Foldable 5G Smartphone ‘Mate X’ in India

The device houses the latest Leica cameras, supporting advanced imaging features to date

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However, the company had said at the Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC) in Barcelona that the foldable device's availability would depend on the 5G network in the country. Wikimedia

 Premium smartphone maker Huawei on Wednesday said it would launch its foldable 5G smartphone ‘Mate X’ in India in 2019.

According to the smartphone player, Mate X would be launched by mid-year and considering India as an important market, it would be introduced here soon after.

According to Wally Yang, Senior Product Marketing Director, Huawei Consumer Business Group: “India is an important market for us and we have been consistently investing and expanding our footprint in the market.”

“The unveiling of the ‘HUAWEI Mate X’ was the first key for consumers to open the door to 5G smart living. We want our customers here to witness Huawei’s global 5G technological strength, and experience this technology marvel,” he added.

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The device houses the latest Leica cameras, supporting advanced imaging features to date. Pixabay

However, the company had said at the Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC) in Barcelona that the foldable device’s availability would depend on the 5G network in the country.

The device houses the latest Leica cameras, supporting advanced imaging features to date.

The foldable design lets the camera system play the role of both front and rear cameras. When folded, the HUAWEI Mate X shows a view finder on both sides so even the subjects in the frame can contribute to the creative process, the company said.

As Huawei’s first 5G smartphone, the Mate X runs on the Balong 5000 chipset, which is the world’s first multi-mode 5G processor with 7nm process and thus supports 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G with a single chip.

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It features a high-capacity 4500mAh battery supporting the world’s fastest 55W “HUAWEI SuperCharge”. Pixabay

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With its “Falcon Wing Mechanical” hinge, when unfolded, the 6.6-inch dual display panel transforms into an 8-inch tablet that is only 5.4-mm thick.

It features a high-capacity 4500mAh battery supporting the world’s fastest 55W “HUAWEI SuperCharge”.

In just 30 minutes, the technology can charge the battery to 85 per cent. (IANS)

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5G Global Users to Touch 2.8 bn by 2025: Huawei

The Huawei Deputy Chairman said there are 40 5G handsets already in the market, even before any large scale launch of 5G services

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FILE - A woman stands at a Huawei booth featuring 5G technology at the PT Expo in Beijing, China, Sept. 28, 2018. VOA

Chinese telecom major Huawei Technologies on Tuesday raised the market demand projection for 5G services and forecast the figure of 2.8 billion 5G users by 2025 and 58 per cent global coverage by this ultra-fast spectrum based services.

“The 5G subscriber base will touch 2.8 billion by 2025 and 58 per cent of population will be covered by this technology based services. A whopping 6.5 million base stations will be in use for supporting such huge subscriber base by the same time”, Huawei Technologies Deputy Chairman Ken Hu said, delivering the keynote address of the two-day Huawei Global Analysts Summit 2019 here.

He also said that Huawei had made rapid inroads into markets across the world and it already has 40 contracts on 5G, till date, from various countries.

Ken pointed out that 5G has been well accepted, and more quickly, in comparison with ther earlier generation 3G and 4G technologies.

He quoted from report by Huawei which says it took 10 years for 3G-based telecom firms to get 500 million subscribers, and 5 years for 4G service providers to achieve this figure.

However, 5G technology can make it possible for telcos to acquire 500 million users by just three years from now, the Huawei official said.

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A man lights a cigarette outside a Huawei retail shop in Beijing. VOA

Another area where 5G has taken a march over the earlier technologies is that there are four manufacturers currently developing 5G chipsets for fast processing, whereas there were no chipsets for 4G in the initial years of its rollout.

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The Huawei Deputy Chairman said there are 40 5G handsets already in the market, even before any large scale launch of 5G services.

The summit is being seen as a Huawei exercise to showcase its 5G technology prowess as operators across the world start buying spectrum in government-controlled auctions to start services during later part of 2019 or in early 2020. (IANS)