At MWC this year we have witnessed the smartphone industry’s first 5G enabled smartphones and foldable phones. While the later was visually appealing, the former was leading us the way to the future of the mobile connectivity. Industry’s major players like Samsung and Huawei have showcased us their future smartphones which are foldable and 5G equipped as well. The other prominent brands like Xiaomi, OPPO, and OnePlus have also demonstrated their 5G enabled smartphones (prototypes you can say). Samsung had already announced its 5G Galaxy S10 Plus and the Galaxy Fold, which also supports 5G – are and will be available to consumers in a couple of months.
On the other hand, Huawei had also shown off its 5G Huawei Mate X smartphone that is also its first foldable smartphone. The combination of 5G and foldable technology will inevitably be a burden for consumers to buy as they are quite expensive. Huawei might offer its first non-foldable 5G phone, which happens to be the next Mate series phone to the consumers coming this fall, which hopefully might be not as expensive as you would expect. The CEO of Huawei Richard Yu had confirmed in an interview to Digital Trends stating the next Mate series phone would support 5G that will launch in the second half of this year.
The company had launched its latest flagships the Huawei P30 and the P30 Pro smartphones this week. While the phones were promoted as camera-centric smartphones especially the P30 Pro with quad cameras set up, there were speculations that there would be a 5G P30 device as well similar to what we have seen with the Samsung’s approach with it’s latest 5G Galaxy S10 Plus smartphone. Ending these speculations CEO had confirmed that they are considering to put 5G on the next Mate series. He also believes that the 5G network isn’t ready yet and expects it to be ready by this fall, which is when we can see the next Mate series phone with 5G connectivity.
The CEO had furthered confirmed no 5G Huawei P30 phone will not affect the consumers since the 4G network is at its best currently and expects consumers who buy the P30 devices to focus on the phone’s best camera capabilities instead. At MWC, Huawei has displayed its 5G capabilities, and now we know of what to expect with the next Mate series phone preferably the Mate 30 coming this fall. So, would you wait for 5G Mate series phone or rather buy a good camera phone like P30? Do let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.
(Featured image is of Huawei Mate 20)