Honor and Huawei want to be "the first on the 5G"

5G promises to transform our cities, our industries, the media and more, but what will change on our smartphones?

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<p>The 5G is in the mouths of all current high-tech players. Operators are testing it, chipmakers are working on it and smart phone manufacturers are preparing. Among them is the Huawei group (which also includes the Honor brand) in the starting blocks and according to the statements of two officials he wants to be "the first manufacturer" that he operates. </p>
<p>We had the opportunity to discuss the topic with James Zou and Changzhu Li, the first responsible for international sales at Honor and the second vice president of smartwatch on Huawei. On both sides the speech is the same, the brand wants to be the first to come on the market with a 5G-compatible modem in a smartphone. Undoubtedly demonstrations should take place at the MWC in Barcelona in February 2019. In this race for technology, Huawei is not alone, even in its own country, since Xiaomi also plans to release a Mi Mix 3-compatible 5G in the next months. We are thus far from Apple, which is likely to wait until 2020 for the new standard of mobile internet. According to Honor's head, "<em>the company closely monitors the sector to respond as quickly as possible</em>"When you take advantage of Huawei's weight, by the way, a gigantic network infrastructure, it's a bit simpler at the same time.</p><div class=

Huawei is working on a graphene battery

But the commitment of 5G is probably not fun. From a technological point of view, the new standard poses many problems, primarily those of electricity consumption. Like 4G at the moment, the 5G is very greedy battery that can pose a small problem when autonomy is still too often the Achilles heel of smartphones. For James Zou, the reason why we can not consider the evolution to 5G without further technological improvements. "I think we can solve the problem of consumption with 5nm processors and new charging technologies "says the official, who takes the opportunity to confirm that the next generation of mobile chips at Huawei should burn 5 nm if everything goes well.

Still with the aim to solve this problem, the sales manager explains that the Honor Huawei group is indeed busy with graphene batteries, a technology that has been promising for several years. According to him, the only limitation to the use of such technology today "it's the costs"But the product is ripe for the future, a news that corresponds to what we have heard from Samsung a few weeks ago, and the Honor Magic 2 uses a graphene cooling system.

The fate of 5G is closely linked to other technical developments in the smartphones sector. What to consider this new technology other than through the prism is very vague the legal application or laboratory tests.