Huawei Mate20 Pro named Best Smartphone

At Mobile World Congress.

The Huawei Mate20 Pro has been named ‘Best Smartphone’ at Mobile World Congress (MWC), taking out the award for ‘powerful performance, outstanding camera system, long battery life, innovative charging solutions and striking design’.

Huawei announced a portfolio of new products at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. The line-up includes the updated MateBook X Pro said to support the world’s fastest Wi-Fi on a notebook, for better signal reception and more stable connectivity along with first-in-industry technologies like the fingerprint power button and recessed camera.

There are also two new mainstream PC notebooks, MateBook 13 and MateBook 14 (pictured below), and the company’s first 5G foldable smartphone, the Mate X. When folded, this device is a smartphone with a 6.6-inch screen, and when opened, turns into a slim tablet with an 8-inch screen.

Huawei also showcased the 5G CPE Pro (pictured below), the first commercial product housing the Balong 5000 chipset, that the company said “officially unlocks the 5G era”. This chipset supports a range of 5G products beyond smartphones, including home broadband devices, vehicle-mounted devices and 5G modules, providing consumers with a new 5G experience across multiple scenarios.

The device supports both 4G and 5G wireless connections, setting a new benchmark for home CPEs on a 5G network: a 1GB HD video clip can be downloaded within three seconds, and 8K video can be streamed smoothly without lagging. In addition to homes, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro can also be used by small and medium-sized enterprises for super-fast broadband access.

Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO, Richard Yu said to support the hyper-connected 5G period, Huawei remains committed to offering consumers revolutionary experiences. “We will spare no effort to drive connectivity to individuals, office and homes, and create a world-leading 5G smart living experience that is unlike anything that has come before,” he said.

Australian availability and pricing is yet to be confirmed.

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