Mobile devices

Huawei’s Mate X Becomes First EU-Certified 5G Phone

Huawei’s Mate X has been EU certified as 5G compliant. It is the first mobile phone to be EU certified, although it was initially thought that Huawei’s Mate 20X would be the first.

Mobile phones need to be CE certified before they can be imported and sold in the EU. The testing ensures that the device meets certain criteria in wireless, safety, electromagnetic compatibility, health, environmental protection and consumer protection.

The mobile device was given its seal of approval by independent inspectors TÜV Rheinland, designated Notify Body of the European Union. Stefan Kischka of TÜV Rheinland commented:

“I’m glad that TÜV Rheinland has witnessed Huawei’s global 5G technological strength, which is exciting news for both industry and consumers. TÜV Rheinland has been working hard in the field of wireless communication technology for many years. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Huawei to create, promote and witness a new era of 5G.”

The device’s features include a foldable screen, which transforms from a 6.6-inch dual display panel to an 8-inch tablet and the ability to transition seamlessly from one to the other. The latest Leica camera, supporting the latest imaging features.

The device is equipped with the world’s first 7nm 5G multi-mode modem chipset Balong 5000, meaning it can support 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G on a single chip. This means that at sub-6 GHz (low-frequency bands, the main spectrum used for 5G), Balong 5000 can achieve download speeds up to 4.6 Gbps. On mmWave spectrum (high-frequency bands used as extended spectrum for 5G), Balong 5000 can achieve download speeds up to 6.5 Gbps, which is 10x faster than top 4G LTE speeds on the market today.