On 10th September 2021, Huawei Rotating Chairman, Xu Zhijun shared a message for the employees. It showcases prologues as “The New Journey of 6G Wireless Communications”. According to Chairman Xu Zhijun, the 6G network will make its debut in the market by 2030.
Eric further informed that Huawei has been investing in 6G research since 2017 and launch it in 2030. Meanwhile, the company is simultaneously promoting the 5G in the industry. Besides, it’s also willing to conduct a deep discussion with the experts of various fields and enterprises that may need a strong network in the future.
This worldwide pandemic certainly disturbed the communication structure and execution process. 6G will be beyond the current network definitions, so it’s hard to answer whether the experts will find a suitable definition by the time or not. It also concerns the openness of 6G and how much it’ll distribute beginning with 2030.
China Academy’s View on 6G:
The IMT-2030 (6G) Promotion Group of China Academy of Information and Communications Technology publishes its 6G white paper. The caption of the release is “6G Overall Vision and Potential Key Technology White Paper”. It contains some info regarding the integration of the real and virtual world with the help of 6G.
Huawei’s view regarding 6G:
According to Huawei, only when the industry will find the answer to define 6G, it’ll come in the next decade. Additionally, the answers must have to satisfy the consumers as well as the providers.
If we discuss 5G, it has incorporated thousands of industries with wireless communications that have a strong and reliable bandwidth. The joint foundations of 5GAA (5G Automotive Alliance) and 5G-ACIA (5G Industrial Interconnection and Automation Alliance) not only meet the requirements of the vertical industry but stimulated the commercialization also.
Indeed the 5.5G will have more room to grow, but it’ll also open new technologies for the 6G at the same time. This iterative development of 5G will bring new capabilities of the core technologies. In the next decade, the entire industry will work on the deployment of 5.5G and the research and definition of 6G.
Technical Perspective for 6G:
Smartphone generations always upgraded by observing the previous technologies. At present, it covers every business area with a lot of facilities providing maximum comfort to users, but we should not forget the path we passed. Staring with the 3G, ATM and IP were polished, 4G gave power to the IT and CT industry, meanwhile, the 5G continues to expand.
However, there is still remains to achieve, as the industry is still exploring the 5G. Besides, being beyond the imagination 6G will have more twists and complications. Cloud computing, big data, AI, blockchain, edge computing, heterogeneous computing, and endogenous security will have the same impact on 6G. It’s time to learn from the present technology to make 6G more valuable.
Industrial Perspective for 6G:
The industrial expert believes that the first phase of 6G will be the most complicated one. It took about 4 decades in reaching 5G from 1G and making the smartphone industry developed. Although the massive effect and collaboration can be seen in the industry, geopolitical turmoil and deglobalization have negative impacts.
Only greater innovation is the way to bring a breakthrough in the smartphone industry. Furthermore, society has vaster expectations for technological standards. A balance is necessary between smartphone communication and society. However, today mobiles are one of the essential parts of routine and work.
The effects of today’s decisions will be reflected in the next two decades. Thus, facing these challenges will help the network communication industry to grow more. Besides, it’ll let the peoples continue to lead their life and work with more ease. It’s challenging, as the task and as the political wisdom also.
On the account of the above-mentioned fact, 6G isn’t difficult to achieve. It only requires more research and development compared to the last-gen network. In addition, the pandemic also accelerates the demand for stronger mobile networks. Still, it’s hard to say if the expertise can define 6G with satisfactory solutions by 2030 or Huawei will be able to pull up this technology from its bag on time.
This note published by Huawei concerns all the facts, meanwhile continues to promote 5G. Furthermore, this book also disclosed Huawei’s research on 6G that has been started in 2017. The company further hopes to ignite the researchers about 6G, as it’s barely not the beginning yet.
U.S. is confused over Honor – Ban or Not
After banning Huawei, the U.S. government is now aiming at Honor. The US agencies have recently conducted a meeting to discuss whether to add the former subsidiary of Huawei to the US entity list or not. The meeting seems to soon turn into an argument due to the lack of agreement among the members.
A report from The Washington Post reveals, there are apparently four security organizations that are presenting their perspective on this matter. The Pentagon and Energy Department wants the authorities to black-listed Honor in the market. Meanwhile, the Commerce Department and State Department are strictly against this vote.
In 2019, the Trump administration banned Huawei in suspicion of being a security threat to the nation. Afterward, the US companies withdrew their supply and left Huawei to struggle alone. However, taking it as an opportunity the company started to polish its technologies and making its own empire. Still, there is a long way to cover.
On the other hand, the Chinese firm never accepted the false blame and always opposes them. Furthermore, the Huawei authorities claim all the charges of the US Federal Ministry groundless.
Last December, Huawei sold its subsidiary to a group of Chinese businesses. Thereafter, Honor regained its supply chain including chipsets, Google Mobile Services as well as other partnerships with global tech makers.
Why the US wants to Blacklist Honor:
There is no clear statement why the US wants to ban Honor. The company is no longer part of Huawei and become an independent firm last year. Moving ahead, it doesn’t have a strong position in 5G networking devices manufacturing, which causes any security threat in the country and causes a ban like it did with Huawei.
However, if the company is anyhow banned in the US, it’ll surely bring devastating outcomes. It might lead the owners to give up on the company as it’ll directly cut the supplies from the biggest market. But first, the US has to clear its confusion to ban Honor or not. If yes, then why?
Chip makers to boost 5G RF component production, could help Huawei to bring back 5G phones
The 5G RF (radio frequency) components are a big concern for Huawei as it’s forced to launch its flagship with 4G network access. Launched on July 29 this year, the Huawei P50 series packs a sumptuous camera system, software capabilities, and design. However, the smartphone lacks a 5G communication network.
As reported previously, core 5G components use radiofrequency waves divided into Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW). Among them, the smartphone makers prefer BAW, whose market is mainly ruled by US chipmakers that are restricted to sell 5G chips to Huawei due to US-Sanctions.
Furthermore, a recent report shows that like other markets, the chip industry has its own working flow. It includes manufactories, packaging, and testing plants to supply 5G RF components. Now the chip foundries are working to expand their business relations and planed of producing more 5G smartphone chips. The positive side of this news is that Huawei could also get access to 5G RF components to bring its 5G smartphones.
Chip Market Status in China:
According to the report, Vanchip Technologies which is a sub-foundry of MediaTek is seeking to work with GaAs. The two parties are accelerating their production to meet the 5G demands across the mainland.
Moving ahead, Qualcomm also contacted Wenmao that will responsible for G sub-6GHz power amplifier (PA). Adding to this, another Chinese supplier Hongjie Technology will provide Qualcomm the advanced 6-inch wafers.
In this line, Qualcomm also extending the RF collaboration on 5G RF front-end products with GlobalFoundries (GF). The collaboration includes sub-6 GHz and cutting-edge mmWave technology to unlock everyday 5G access.
Global Chip Market Status:
The United States and Japan are monopolizing the global chip market at present. The fabless manufacturers including Qualcomm, Qorvo, and Skyworks are planning to work together.
Besides, the other manufactures such as ASE, Amkor, and Changjiang Electronics Technology have ramp-up system-in-package (SiP) and antenna packaging (AiP) integration in their products.
Honor of Kings announce 120Hz support, Huawei Nova 9 come with 90Hz
Huawei Nova 9 will unveil on September 23rd offering four different solid colors- Blue, Violet, Green, and Black. The Nova 9 lineup comes with a 120Hz refresh rate display and features a 300Hz touch sampling rate for maximized touch interactions.
Along with the launch, the Nova 9 will also become one of the unique devices with 90Hz refresh rate support Honor of King game. According to the official information, the next Honor of Kings S25 will also launch on September 23. In this regard, this game expands the new 120 Hz game mode support for more devices for Xiaomi, Black Shark. realme, and others. (check the list below).
Meanwhile, the yet-to-launch Huawei Nova 9 along with Lenovo Xiaoxin Pad Pro 12.6 will support 90 Hz game mode. However, Huawei Nova 9 originally supports a 120 Hz screen rate, and the 300 Hz touch sampling rate providing a 10-bit color depth.
Meanwhile, the upcoming Huawei Nova 9 along with a Lenovo tablet will support the 90Hz refresh rate. However, it’s interesting that Huawei Nova 9 gets a different variation of the game with a high-performance refresh rate for faster gameplay.
Device List for 120 Hz Support:
- iQOO: iQOO 8 and 8 Pro
- Vivo: Vivo X70 Pro+
- Redmi: Redmi K40 Pro
- Xiaomi: Xiaomi 11 Ultra and 11 Pro
- Tencent: Tencent ROG phone 3, ROG phone 5, Red Magic 6, and 6 Pro
- Black Shark: Black Shark 4, 4 Pro, 4S, 4S Pro, and Black Shark 4 Oversea Version
- realme: realme GT, and GT Neo2
Note: The players of the listed devices can find the switch button for high frame rate mode in the setting interface to enable this function.
Honor of Kings:
Also known as Glory of Kings, it’s a Chinese multiplayer battle arena launched by Tencent games. It was launched in October 2015 and counts among the world’s most popular and one of the highest-grossing games of all time.
Moreover, the official information shows, the next’s season of the game will be updated on 23rd September from 0:00-7:30. The website will be taken down for the changes by the time.