Huawei has finally launched its 5G chipset called Balong 5000. Along with that, the company has also released the first commercial device, 5G CPE Pro router which is powered by this chip.
Huawei claims that these two products produce the world’s fastest wireless connection if used together. The Chinese manufacturer also claims that this 5G chipset will support a huge range of products including broadband devices, 5G modules, and smartphones.
“The Balong 5000 will enable everything to sense and will provide the high-speed connections needed for pervasive intelligence. Powered by the Balong 5000, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro enables consumers to access networks more freely and enjoy an incredibly fast connected experience,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group.
Huawei’s 5G phones, supporting this chipset, will also be launched at the Mobile World Congress this year, the company claims. It is also claimed to be the world’s first multi-mode chipset to support V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communications.
Huawei says that the Balong 5000 supports 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G on a single chip, and reduces latency as well as power consumption when exchanging data between different modes. At Sub-6 GHz (low-frequency bands), it is claimed that the Balong 5000 can achieve download speeds up to 4.6 Gbps while On mmWave spectrum (high-frequency bands), Balong 5000 is said to achieve download speeds up to 6.5 Gbps, which is 10 times faster than top 4G LTE speeds.
Now that Huawei has launched the first multi-mode chipset, its 5G foldable phone is suddenly making all the sense and it seems the company will pursue its claim of launching the phone in 2019 summer.