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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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Telenor to Continue Work With Huawei for 5G Telecom Network

The company must modernise Norway's entire network in four or five years, including an upgrade to 5G

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Telenor has been working with Huawei for 10 years. Currently, the Telenor Group is testing 5G in 10 locations in Norway as well as selected areas in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Thailand and Malaysia. Wikimedia Commons

Norway’s largest mobile operator Telenor has said it would continue working with Chinese company Huawei for its fifth-generation (5G) telecom network, while adding Sweden’s Ericsson as its new supplier.

Telenor’s top management told a press conference that the company’s network is to modernise in the next four or five years, and Huawei will be involved the entire process.

Sigve Brekke, chairman and CEO of Telenor Group, said during the press conference that “we have been very pleased with the cooperation with Huawei”, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

“In order to ensure that our customers in the transition phase continue to receive a world-class mobile network, Telenor will use equipment from current supplier, Huawei, in the radio network to maintain the 4G network as well as to upgrade 5G coverage in certain locations in Norway,” said Anders Krokan, communications director of Telenor Norway.

Telenor announced Ericsson as its new 5G supplier. The reason for the cooperation with both Huawei and Ericsson is a growing customer appetite for data capacity, according to online newspaper E24.

The company must modernise Norway’s entire network in four or five years, including an upgrade to 5G, said the newspaper.

During the press conference, Telenor management was asked to confirm if they will install Huawei 5G equipment in the Norwegian network.

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Norway’s largest mobile operator Telenor has said it would continue working with Chinese company Huawei for its fifth-generation (5G) telecom network, while adding Sweden’s Ericsson as its new supplier. Wikimedia Commons

“To meet customer needs, the answer is yes. Given that this process takes four to five years, we need to make sure all our customers have a good experience,” said Petter-Borre Furberg, CEO of Telenor Norway.

“Specifically, we have demanded that suppliers from countries with whom we do not cooperate in security policy cannot account for more than 50 percent of the base stations,” the country’s Digitization Minister Nikolai Astrup told E24.

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“If companies choose suppliers from countries we do not have security policy cooperation with, the requirement was that two or more suppliers had to be selected,” he noted.

Telenor has been working with Huawei for 10 years. Currently, the Telenor Group is testing 5G in 10 locations in Norway as well as selected areas in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Thailand and Malaysia. (IANS)