- Title: Huawei shows off 'most powerful' chipset as forges ahead with 5G smartphone plan
- Date: 6th September 2019
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 6, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** RICHARD YU, CEO OF HUAWEI'S CONSUMER BUSINESS GROUP, ENTERING STAGE AUDIENCE LISTENING YU SPEAKING ON STAGE AUDIENCE LISTENING (SOUNDBITE) (English) CEO OF HUAWEI'S CONSUMER BUSINESS GROUP, RICHARD YU, SAYING: "This is the best 5G solution today, up till now. But today I bring the new one, the new generation. It's the world's first 5G revolution in here. It's the Kirin 990. It's so small, tiny in size, it's smaller than my nail size." AUDIENCE LISTENING (SOUNDBITE) (English) CEO OF HUAWEI'S CONSUMER BUSINESS GROUP, RICHARD YU, SAYING: "It's the world's first ... (applause heard) Thank you. It's the world's most powerful 5G chipset." YU SPEAKING ON STAGE (SOUNDBITE) (English) CEO OF HUAWEI'S CONSUMER BUSINESS GROUP, RICHARD YU, SAYING: "The Kirin 990 5G, you know, we bring the best performance on 5G, AI and performance." VARIOUS OF YU PRESENTING NEW "P30 PRO" MOBILE PHONE, PRAISING ITS "VERY UNIQUE DESIGN" AUDIENCE WATCHING YU PRESENTING NEW "P30 PRO" MOBILE PHONE
- Embargoed: 20th September 2019 11:14
- Keywords: chipset kirin 990 IFA technology fair 5G Google the CEO of Huawei's consumer business group Richard Yu Android 5G network consumer
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Company News Markets,Economic Events
- Reuters ID: LVA001AVIQ5JH
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- Story Text: Huawei Technologies showcased its chipset for a new high-end smartphone on Friday (September 6), pressing ahead with plans to launch its Mate 30 range, despite uncertainty about whether the new phones will be able to run Google's Android operating system and apps.
The Chinese tech giant bills the Kirin 990 chipset as the first all-in-one 5G system on a chip, describing it as superior to alternatives from Qualcomm and Samsung that, it says, graft 5G modems on to 4G chips.
"It's the world's most powerful 5G chipset," Richard Yu, the head of Huawei's consumer business group, said in a speech in Berlin.
Huawei's launch at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin of the Kirin 990, made using the latest 7 nanometre production process, is part of a carefully sequenced buildup to the Sept. 19 international launch of the Mate 30 in Munich.
Yet, say Huawei sources, it is still not known whether the Mate 30 will be able to run services from Alphabet's Google following the blacklisting of the Chinese company by the U.S. administration in May.
That ban sliced 5 percentage points off Huawei's market share in Europe.
The world's No.2 smartphone maker is looking to reclaim ground as the spread of ultra-fast 5G networks prompts an upgrade cycle among consumers who have been holding on to phones for longer. Consumers will need new handsets to take advantage of the ultrafast download speeds promised by 5G.
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