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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Why 5G is the Game-Changing Tech You’ve Been Waiting For


Of all the big up-and-coming technologies to hit the consumer market, 5G wireless networks are arguably poised to make the most impact. Current 4G connectivity is perfectly serviceable for modern internet-based needs, but the ever-innovating tech sphere inevitably ushers every smart device-wielding individual towards faster, near-instantaneous access to online utilities.

Huawei is at the forefront of this 5G revolution, being an end-to-end provider of consumer-ready 5G solutions from network infrastructure right down to devices like 5G-capable smartphones. While it’s easy to oversimplify the benefits of 5G to being “just faster than 4G”, there are many significant aspects that incentivize and justify the integration of 5G networks in modern telecommunications well into its future.



As such, Huawei has initiated this transition with its 5G-capable smartphone line, all of which will be available in the Philippine market. The Huawei Nova 7SE, P40 Series 5G and Mate 30 Pro 5G all come with next-generation connectivity out of the box, giving Filipino consumers a massive advantage in the age of 5G networks.

Below are a few examples of what simply owning a 5G-enabled smartphone can mean for the end user.

Speed and low latency in media consumption

Being 10X faster than 4G, 5G connectivity is almost exponentially superior in terms of download/upload speed, which offers tremendous potential just for media consumption alone. The ability to download full HD content (movies, TV show episodes, etc.) in a matter of seconds is a game-changer, while the extremely low latency further enhances high-definition livestreaming experiences even across incredibly long distances. Not to mention the joy of HD video calls without the frustrating lag, making conversations all the more lively and enjoyable.

VR/AR/3D mixed reality

Higher bandwidth speed and lower latency works wonders for virtual/augmented/mixed reality applications. With high-end smartphones serving as compact VR platforms, 5G capability is a massive boost in that aspect.

Integrating 5G with further development of VR software and hardware results in more immersive experiences as the platforms (VR headsets, goggles, and other peripherals) can render increasingly realistic elements for their respective mediums. Gaming is the obvious beneficiary, but other promising 5G-powered VR/AR applications include real-time troubleshooting in heavy industries or medicine, for example, where a more interactive approach makes a world of difference.

Cloud computing and smarter homes

Cloud gaming can also fulfill its promise of evolving the landscape by not requiring storage space; the sheer speed offered by 5G acts as the platform to run even the most graphics-intensive titles with negligible lag or latency.

The Internet of Things (IoT), paired with 5G connectivity can finally realize home automation’s full potential by seamlessly synchronizing all smart appliances - with the 5G-capable smartphone as the control hub. Again, the incredible speed on tap means viewing 8K TV, receiving recipe suggestions based on fridge content, controlling temperature, and monitoring home security (among numerous others) all at the same time is an effortless affair.

Adoption of 5G means so much more than a speed upgrade - the sheer overlap between the technological benefits and applications to consumers’ lives fulfills Huawei’s vision of an all-scenario, intelligent world anchored by an exceptional smartphone experience. 

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