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Huawei began testing Mate 60 series with 4G and 5G chip



Huawei Mate 60 Pro render of front design

Huawei has begun testing the Huawei Mate 60 series in both 4G and 5G network connectivity ahead of the launch. This could be a significant development for the company if it comes into effect.

DigitalChatStation is saying that Huawei has a new engineering model with 4G and 5G dual versions. The tipster is indicating that the Huawei Mate 60, which is the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone.

It’s also said that Huawei is also preparing a 5G version of a foldable, which is the Huawei Mate X3. The company introduced this side foldable device in March of this year but only with 4G access. Aside from these, there’s no information available about the chipset solution or the chip the company is using for this lineup.

Huawei Mate 60 series testing 4G 5G versions

These testing are currently in line for the next month’s launch event. Currently, only Huawei is selling 4G devices, and the addition of 5G will give a concise option for customers. In the first half of this year, Huawei gathered all of its mobile market share with 4G only devices. Therefore, a 5G launch will ramp up sales further.

Aside from testing Huawei Mate 60 series, the company also made engineering models in both 4G and 5G variants for the past three flagships. This includes the Huawei P60, Mate 50, and P50 series. All of them had a place for the 5G components, even if they were unveiled only with 4G.

Amid all of these, the question remains clear. Whether Huawei actually launch Mate 60 series with 5G? Meanwhile, we don’t have an official confirmation announcement. But, media reports are saying that Huawei is ready to resume 5G smartphone era. Interstingly, these insights also predict that this will happen by this year.

The main blockade in this scenario is a 5G ready chipset. Qualcomm is supplying on 4G chip to the Chinese tech maker and its CEO confirmed that there’s no 5G chip shipment for the moment.

On the other hand, Huawei cannot print its own advanced chip design due to US restrictions, especially via Taiwan’s TSMC or Samsung. But domestic partners are surging to help the company to do the magic this time and pull a big move.

There’s a lot more to come in the Huawei Mate 60 series story and we’ll keep you posted.

(source – Weibo)

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.