Huawei, the Chinese tech giant, has made it public that the company is heading to launch the first ever 5G smartphone in the third quarter of next year. This was announced at the Global Analyst Summit 2018 in Shenzhen, China. It is presumed that the Mate 30 will be the company’s first 5G-ready smartphone.

Huawei will be using its own 5G modem, called the Balong 5G01, to make the phone a reality. This is the same modem that was announced back at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February this year. The modem is said to deliver a bandwidth of 2.3Gbps.

A picture of the PowerPoint presentation reveals Huawei’s 2019 timeline to include the release of the world’s first 5G Customer-premises equipment (CPE) in the first quarter of 2019. That would be followed by the launch of a 5G Mobile WiFi modem in second quarter while the big one would be the launch of Huawei’s 5G smartphone in second half of next year.


The Chinese tech leader is also working to release a 5G chip for smartphones by the second half of next year. It is also expected that other Chinese brands will be using Huawei’s 5G modem to flood the market with 5G enabled handsets.

Huawei also mentioned that at least 1.1 billion 5G connections will be established by 2025, including 200 million 5G-connected cars. Although, all these are the projections as for now but it will be interesting to see how all this comes real in the future.