The fifth-generation (5G) mobile network took off this year — a considerable upgrade compared to previous mobile networks. Its features not only connect people to each other, but also allow the remote control of machines, devices, and tech objects.
For curious users and those stuck with regular 3G, UAE's giant telecom company du recently rolled out the option to switch to 5G ... and there's no better phone for this feature than the Huawei Mate.
Huawei (pronounced "wah-way") - a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices - has been studying 5G mobile networks for years. Can you imagine the results?
With the fastest speed and the best device to handle it, Huawei Mate proves to be the perfect fit for the 5G mobile network; here's why:
1. Impressive Speed
5G network speeds can reach no less than 10 Gbps data rates. Considering its speed is at least 20 times faster (some argue download speed could be 1,000 times faster) than 4G network speeds, devices need to adapt their technology accordingly.
Huawei has placed its very own Balong 5000, a 7-nanometer multi-mode 5G chipset with the Kirin 980, in the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate X phones to achieve optimal 5G download speed, with a mere 1 to 4-millisecond latency.
2. Ease of Transition
The Balong 5000 is an advanced dual SIM, which supports Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) 5G - aka New Radio (NR). This eases user conversion from 2G, 3G, and 4G networks to a 5G network, allowing users to take their time to transition from one to the other without overworking themselves or their devices.
3. Energy Efficiency
High processing speeds can diminish a device's battery rather quickly. However, Huawei has created a battery design that gives users more power on their devices. The Huawei Mate X and Mate 20 battery sizes have been increased to 4500 mAh and 4200 mAh respectively.
With the use of the 40 W Huawei Supercharge, they can be recharged to 85 percent within a whopping 30 minutes.
4. Ease of Exploration
The devices have been designed to give users the freedom to explore.
Whether it be the Mate 20's 7.2 inch OLED screen or the Mate X's flexible and foldable screen, Huawei devices are created to grant the user an immersive experience. From gaming to multitasking, these phones have you covered.
5. Future of Technology
Huawei most definitely has its tech figured out. The Kirin 980 processor with the new Balong 5000 modem is just one feature that stands out. The brand's devices have different features including internal quad 5G antenna, foldable screens, an OLED screen, a composite material that does not impair 5G signals, multi-use cameras, and much more.
So, it's expected to see Huawei roll out the most technologically advanced devices for users now and in the future.
As of the first quarter of 2019, Huawei is now the second-largest smartphone producer in the world. According to Business Insider, Huawei Mate 20 Pro constantly makes its list of the best smartphones in the world due to its "beautiful design, excellent screen and snappy performance."
The brand also caters to people who would like to own a premium smartphone, yet prefer more affordable options.
7. Huawei has done some serious research
Huawei spent $15.3 billion on research and development (R&D) on 5G technology in 2018 alone. This is a budget increase of 149 percent since 2014, making it the second-largest R&D expenditure growth in the world.
Huawei's overall spending between 2014 and 2018 was $58 billion in total. Although 5G networks are already being put to commercial testing in some locations, Huawei continues to research better and more advanced technology to ease the transition process into 5G integration.