Huawei has just announced that its first 5G-enabled mobile phone will hit the market in the second half of next year. More specifically, it is expected to appear in the third quarter of 2019. This information was shared by the company during the Global Analyst Summit 2018 in Shenzhen, China. Now, based on the planned release date for this smartphone, it is indeed possible that the Mate 30 will be the company's first 5G-capable handset, even though the Mate flagship (s) usually comes in early Q4 every year (usually October). We only guess here, anything is possible here, and it remains to be seen if the company chooses to release a well-known 5G series first, or if it goes the other way.
Now, in order to make such a phone a reality, Huawei will use its own 5G modem. Huawei's first 5G modem, called the Balong 5G01
Now, Huawei plans to build at least 1.1 billion 5G connections by 2025, including 200 million 5G networked cars. These are just projections at this point, and it remains to be seen how accurate they will be, but together with Nokia and several other companies, Huawei is currently leading the development of 5G, and the company is in a good place to guess , what is happening.