+ Wednesday November 20th, 2019

Huawei has recently held a Global Analyst Conference attended by 700 analysts from around the world. During the event, Huawei announced its 5G strategy for networks, showing a roadmap with upcoming devices.

The first device to market will be a home-based WiFi modem. Powered by Huawei’s Balong 5000 chipset, we’re expecting to see this in June (if not necessarily in Australia). Following that in July is the big news item.

From what we’ve been told ourselves, and rumours elsewhere, we understand the foldable Huawei Mate X will debut in July 2019. All eyes will be on Huawei, following the well publicised issues with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold.

Later in the year we’re told we can expect a new mobile broadband device based on 5G, as well as the Mate 20 X (5G). There will also be a new handset line announced around October 2019, and with 5G all around us, we’re expecting at least one 5G variant there, too.

Going forward, I’m hopeful that we’ll see 5G devices come to market faster and faster. We have the networks now (albeit, in limited places) and it’s high time we had some variety in hardware to use with them.

Source: ithome.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Wow, 700 analysts would have cost a minimum $10k to $15k each in “inducements”, freebies and travel costs so let’s say the entire conference cost Huawei between $10m to $20m. You’d have to start wondering what they are actually buying with that money.

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