Last year, Huawei had achieved a tremendous milestone by shipping more than 6.9 million 5G smartphones globally. This figure surpassed Samsung’s 6.7 million 5G shipments in 2019, making Huawei the largest 5G mobile OEM in the world (by sales volume).
Currently, Huawei’s 5G mobile portfolio consists entirely of premium mid-rangers and high-end devices including Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, Huawei Mate 30 5G, Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, Huawei Mate X, Huawei Nova 6 5G, Honor V30 5G, as well as Honor V30 Pro 5G.
- Future Huawei smartphones will use TomTom for maps and navigation services
- Huawei P40 Pro official render leaked again; may have a higher-end model as well
- Huawei’s upcoming Kirin 1020 SoC could boast 50% better performance
However, a new report out of China has claimed that the firm will soon diversify it’s 5G mobile portfolio by introducing entry-level 5G devices that cost around 1,208 Yuan (US$150). These affordable 5G smartphones could debut by the end of the year, or early next year.
As of now, the Redmi K30 5G is the cheapest 5G smartphone in the market having a price tag of just 1,999 Yuan (US$290). It was recently reported that the Realme X50 might also have a watered-down variant with 6GB RAM that could come with the same price range as well.
With the recent introduction of MediaTek’s Dimensity 800 SoC, we will definitely see more affordable 5G devices being launched this year. This will be a positive boost to the 5G adoption rate across the world.