Various cameraphone manufacturers are having ready to release their first 5G smartphones this year. Whereas the parent company Huawei is gunning to debut its 5G cameraphone in the first half of 2019, sub-brand Honor is looking forward to releasing its initial 5G cameraphone by the second half of this year.
During a group interview with Android Authority in Paris, Honor President George Zhao established that its company would be launching the initial 5G phone in the “second half of the year.” However, the name of the gadget was not disclosed as Zhao claimed that the model would depend on the infrastructure and progress of the operators supporting the 5G networks.
The publication claims that it was in September last year that Zhao had said that the initial 5G honor smartphone would be launching at sometime in 2019. In the recent past, various cameraphone manufacturers have reported their 5G plans. Some of them are even aiming to first public appearance their 5G phones at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 occasion that will be held between Feb. 25 and Feb. 28 in Barcelona, Spain.
It remains to be seen wherever Huawei and Honor will be releasing their initial 5G smartphones. It appears to be such as the U.S. and Canada might not receive 5G cameraphones from Huawei and Honor early. For security concerns, the U.S. government is allegedly planning to ban Huawei branded telecommunications equipment. In December, Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada for reportedly defrauding multiple financial institutions. Huawei telecommunication gadgets are presently banned in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
What’s working in the favor of Huawei is that their business is unaffected in key markets which include China, India and Europe. Following Huawei, its sub-brand Honor may face with no problems in launching its 5G phones in individuals markets.
At the February’s MWC 2019 tech expo, companies like LG, OPPO, Samsung and Xiaomi are coming to announce their first 5G smartphones.