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At a 5G launch event in Beijing that doubled up as a pre-briefing for the MWC Barcelona 2019, Huawei officially launched its 5G multi-mode chipset Balong 5000 – along with the first commercial 5G device powered by it, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro. Together, these two new products provide the world's fastest wireless connections for your smartphone, your home, the office, and on the go.

Read more: Major technological breakthroughs crown Huawei world’s 5G leader

Huawei Consumer BG announced that its smartphone shipments for the 2018 year have exceeded 200 million units, thanks to the enthusiastic support of consumers and partners around the world, as well as the strength of the smartphone products, including the Huawei P20 and Mate 20 series and Honor 10. These 200 million shipments, including Honor devices, constitute a new record for Huawei.

Read more: A new all-time high registered for Huawei’s annual smartphone shipments

At the fifth World Internet Conference, China Mobile 5G Innovation Center worked closely with Huawei to unveil the first 5G network based 8K VR live broadcast. VR is destined to become a popular future application and is already growing increasingly recognized throughout the industry as one of the top 5G services. It has been dominating industry headlines over the past few years. Compared with technically mature 4K VR live broadcast (requiring 50–80 Mbps data rate), 8K VR services require a higher data rate (100–160 Mbps) and wider bandwidth. The faster network speed and increased display resolution will allow users to benefit from a more detailed, true-to-life, and immersive experience.

Read more: Chinese giants jointly demonstrate first 5G-based 8K VR broadcast

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