Huawei launches Balong 5000 5G chip ahead of MWC product announcements

Huawei has today announced the launch of its 5G multi-mode chipset.

Balong 5000 will support a large number of 5G products, from smartphones to home broadband devices, vehicle-mounted devices and 5G modules.

Supporting 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G on a single chip, Balong 5000 reduces latency and power consumption, with download speeds of up to 4.6Gbps on sub-6GHz frequency bands, and up to 6.5Gbps on high-frequency, extended-spectrum, bands (mmWave).

It will also be the world’s first chipset that supports Vehicle to Everything (V2X) communications, for reliable low-latency connectivity in vehicles.

The Balong 5000 chipset will be released at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in late February.

With a good chance of new handset announcements at the same congress, as well as mobile-broadband solutions, it should be interesting to see what Huawei will reveal as recipients of this new 5G hardware.

Earlier this week, Honor President George Zhao stated at the launch of the Honor View 20 that it would be releasing a 5G enabled smartphone in the second half of 2019, although possibly only in select markets.


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