Sunday, 19 May 2019

5G handsets arrive en masse in Barcelona – MWC 2019 day three round-up

Chris Kelly
Wednesday 27 February 19

Huawei, Samsung, ZTE and Xiaomi all unveil their 5G smartphones but their’s no sign of Apple’s iPhone – and it probably won’t even be ready in time for MWC 2020!

Way back on day one of MWC 2019, Huawei’s CEO for the Carriers Business Unit, Ryan Ding, joked that there would be more time spent discussing 5G smartphone handsets at this year’s event than anything else. He was not wrong, as the world and his wife rushed to get their brand new smartphone handsets in front of the 100,000+ visitors who stampede through the exhibition floors here in Barcelona.   “At MWC this year, you may see that 5G phones are a more popular topic than 5G base stations. There may be more vendors releasing 5G phones than there were for 4G phones in 2011,” said Ding…

Way back on day one of MWC 2019, Huawei’s CEO for the Carriers Business Unit, Ryan Ding, joked that there would be more time spent discussing 5G smartphone handsets at this year’s event than anything else. He was not wrong, as the world and his wife rushed to get their brand new smartphone handsets in front of the 100,000+ visitors who stampede through the exhibition floors here in Barcelona.   “At MWC this year, you may see that 5G phones are a more popular topic than 5G base stations. There may be more vendors releasing 5G phones than there were for 4G phones in 2011,” said Ding…

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