Various cameraphone manufacturers are getting ready to launch their first 5G phones this year. Even though the parent manufacturer Huawei is gunning to first public appearance its 5G phone in the first half of 2019, sub-brand Honor is looking forward to releasing its first 5G phone 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 smartphone 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 first 5G honor smartphone would be launching at sometime in 2019. In the recent past, various cameraphone manufacturers have noted their 5G plans. Some of them are even aiming to debut their 5G phones at the up coming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 occasion that will be held between Feb. 25 and Feb. 28 in Barcelona, Spain.
It remains to be seen in which Huawei and Honor will be releasing their initial 5G cameraphones. It seems to be like the U.S. and Canada could not receive 5G phones from Huawei and Honor soon. 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 allegedly defrauding multiple financial institutions. Huawei telecommunication gadgets are presently banned in Australia, Fresh Zealand and Japan.
What’s working in the favor of Huawei is that their business is unaffected in key markets like China, India and Europe. Following Huawei, its sub-brand Honor might face with no problems in launching its 5G phones in these markets.
At the February’s MWC 2019 tech expo, companies which include LG, OPPO, Samsung and Xiaomi are coming to announce their first 5G smartphones.