Thursday November 21, 2019
Home Lead Story Chinese Smart...

Chinese Smartphone Giant Huawei Signs a 5G Development Deal with Russia’s Biggest Carrier

Huawei last week filed a motion in a US court challenging the constitutionality of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (2019 NDAA)

0
//
china, 5G
FILE - A woman stands at the booth of Huawei featuring 5G technology at the PT Expo in Beijing, China, Sept. 28, 2018. VOA

Chinese smartphone giant Huawei has signed a 5G development deal with Russia’s biggest mobile carrier MTS as is battles the trade ban imposed by the US.

“Russian President Vladimir Putin quoted by his national news service TASS, has said that cooperation between Russia and China is now ‘at an unprecedently high level’,” The Verge reported late on Thursday.

For Huawei, securing this deal is a fresh respite from from the series of bad business news that was triggered by US President Donald Trump’s trade ban.

Huawei, which is the world’s largest maker of telecom equipment has been banned by the US from their 5G networks.

huawei
FILE – A staff member stands in front of a Huawei shop in Beijing, China, March 7, 2019. VOA

On May 15, US President Donald Trump effectively banned Huawei with a national security order.

The US publicly asked its allies to steer clear of using Huawei products over concerns that the equipment could be used by the Chinese government to obtain private information.

Also Read- Micro-blogging Site Twitter Updates Rules for Users to Understand Them Better

Huawei last week filed a motion in a US court challenging the constitutionality of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (2019 NDAA).

The Chinese tech giant also asked for an end to US’ state-sanctioned campaign against it arguing that it would “not deliver cybersecurity”. A hearing on the motion is scheduled for September 19. (IANS)

Next Story

Huawei Plans to Bring Watch GT 2 Soon in India

India is the third-largest wearables market in the world after China and the US

0
Huawei
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the India market for wearable devices apaert from Huawei, grew 30.9 per cent quarter-over-quarter in the second quarter of 2019 and 123.6 per cent when compared to the same quarter a year ago, reaching an all-time high of three million shipments in a single quarter. Wikimedia Commons

Eying a bigger share of India’s growing wearable market, Chinese technology giant Huawei on Thursday said it would bring Kirin A1-powered devices to India next month. This chipset is expected to come with Huawei Watch GT 2.

Huawei claims the smartwatch can provide battery life of up to two weeks as the Kirin A1 enables “incredibly” low power consumption.

Kirin A1 comes with an advanced Bluetooth processing unit, a powerful audio processing unit, an ultra-low power application processor and an independent power management unit, Huawei said.

The chipset supports Bluetooth 5.1.

“The Kirin A1 is a very powerful chipset and is anticipated to bring in a paradigm shift in India’s wearable market,” Tornado Pan, Country Manager, Huawei Consumer Business Group, Huawei India, said in a statement.

“In line with our legacy of eliminating consumer pain points, products powered by this chipset will provide unparalleled performance, power efficiency and connectivity,” Pan said.

The chipset enables users to enjoy their exercise routines safely and better their performance, by leveraging enhanced data quality, Huawei said.

Huawei
Huawei claims the smartwatch can provide battery life of up to two weeks as the Kirin A1 enables “incredibly” low power consumption. Wikimedia Commons

Huawei Watch GT 2 supports features like Bluetooth calling in the 46 mm series, in-device music (in select regions), Message Notification, TruSleep 2.0 sleep tracking and TruRelax pressure monitoring.

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the India market for wearable devices grew 30.9 per cent quarter-over-quarter in the second quarter of 2019 and 123.6 per cent when compared to the same quarter a year ago, reaching an all-time high of three million shipments in a single quarter.

ALSO READ: What Are the Benefits of Introducing GST in India?

India is the third-largest wearables market in the world after China and the US. (IANS)