An announcement that the unlikely prospect of an agreement between Huawei and Apple was “open” for the sale of its Balong Modem 5000 only to Apple, the troubled US company to move the old 4G mobile standard to the new 5G chip. Recent reports suggest that Apple is constantly waiting for its former partner, Intel, to offer a 5G modem that is suitable for the iPhone. Apple apparently chose not to use Qualcomm’s 5G chips, Samsung or MediaTek, leaving Huawei as options.
It could be a euphemism to call Huawei a doubtful cohort for Apple. Chinese society has been the subject of American research for years and fought all through the year 2018 as its 5G products are insecure and ready to act as an agent of the Chinese government. Any transaction to obtain Huawei parts would lead Apple to grim and potentially persistent questions about the safety of its products, regardless of the technical guarantees offered.
However, Huawei has largely contributed to the development of the international 3GPP standard for the 5G and has been heavily involved at the beginning of 5G hardware engineering. After making its debut with the first commercially obtainable 5G chipset, Balong 5G01, the organization positioned itself as a leading provider of 5G network equipment to enterprises and carriers and began offering affordable options to developing countries and rural operators in the US.
This year, shortly after the inauguration of the new Balong 5000 chip in January, the $2,600 Foldable Matte X was announced as its first 5G smartphone. Like the Qualcomm X55 Snapdragon, the Balong 5000 is a single chip solution that links up with 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G, supporting connections and less than 6 GHz so it can be used virtually anywhere in the world. The chip promises maximum speeds of 6.5 Gbps per millimeter and 4.6 Gbps at 6 GHz.