Chinese technology giant Huawei announced that it will launch 5G-ready Kirin chips in March 2019 and 5G smartphone in June 2019.
Huawei’s rotating and acting CEO Eric Xu at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 said that Huawei wants to be the leader in the market with its 5G smartphones. The tech giant said that it is working on fifth Generation chip and smartphones that will be introduced in the market next year.
Huawei attributed the 5G technology to the launch of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP) Release 16 specification, which, the company said will accelerate the development of 5G networks and services. However, Huawei did not mention which smartphone would be first 5G-ready. As Huawei plans to launch the 5G technology in June 2019 so one thing is clear that P-series smartphone would not qualify. Instead, a Mate-series smartphone might be a more suitable candidate to get the technology and would be available before the end of 2019.
Earlier this year, 18 smartphone companies committed to releasing a 5G phone in 2019. LG, HTC, and Xiaomi were on that list, but Huawei was nowhere. However, Huawei has now announced it officially that it is going to lead the market with 5G technology next year. Even, Apple and Samsung, the world’s biggest phone makers, have yet to announce their plans on 5G technology.