5G may finally be returning the Huawei phones, thanks to their new Mate 60 Pro. While Huawei hasn’t stopped building smartphones since their tussle with the US government almost 5 years ago, US sanctions on the Chinese company have hobbled the use of certain tech and software for their phones, specifically 5G. That’s changed with the surprise launch of the Huawei Mate 60 Pro, at least according to GizmoChina.
In an unboxing and hands-on video posted by the tech outfit, they walk through some of the features of Huawei’s new flagship, including the phone’s 5G capability. Now we’re not sure how exactly Huawei managed to circumvent the 5G restriction that the US put on them for this device, but from GizmoChina’s tests the speeds look to be legit 5G speeds.
The video also confirms that the Mate 60 Pro marks the return of Huawei’s in-house chipset to their flagship devices. The Kirin 9000s looks to be a very capable chip, though there’s very little reliable information about it on the net. Strangely Huawei hasn’t commented or announced the arrival of the new chip with the launch of the phone, which is very peculiar, to say the least.
That being said, the return of 5G to the Huawei Mate 60 Pro is HUGE. Huawei must have been extremely frustrated at being able to produce and sell 5G network infrastructure to domestic and overseas customers and yet was barred by US sanctions from utilizing 5G on their phones. The company now has the know-how and the expertise to produce their own 5G modems and chipsets for phones is a massive coup for the company, allowing them to address one of the biggest complaints that prospective users had with their phones.