With the latest smartphone releases from Samsung and Xiaomi, “WiFi 6” has become the new buzzword. Many phone makers are indeed now promoting this new feature as one of the highlights on their devices; while common people are still debating whether this is a must-have upgrade or just marketing tactics.
Huawei P40 Series to Feature In-House Developed WiFi 6+ Standard
Well, as if WiFi 6 weren’t niche enough, Huawei now arrives with their in-house developed WiFi 6+ technology. According to Chinese media, the company is apparently working to bring the next generation tech on their upcoming Huawei P40 series.
The Chinese phone maker is doing it better than others though, as they will also release a bunch of new WiFi 6+ compatible routers. Huawei is expected to launch the new products at the “5G All-Scenario Conference” which will take place on February 24th.
As for the technical data, the company teased the WiFi 6+ through the words of the vice president of mobile product line – Li Xiaolong. He did indeed recently say that the theoretical bandwidth of WiFi 6 mobile phones currently on the market is only 1200Mbps; with a measured maximum of 900Mbps. So, basically, it cannot reach 150MB / s. He also added that the current WiFi 6 tech is actually worse than the tech we find on the Mate 20 series launched in 2018; and that “the WiFi 6 solutions out are too weak”.
Earlier certification data showed that the wireless solution on the P40 is a WiFi / Bluetooth all-in-one chip – the Hisilicon Hi1105. Now, it would appear that this is also the hardware foundation on which Huawei will implement their WiFi 6+ standard.
Additionally, Chinese experts believe that the Snapdragon 865 with WiFi 6 does not actually support 8×8 MU-MIMO. Instead they suggest the CPU only supports 2×2 MU-MIMO; with the help of the advanced 8 × 8 detection system. That is why it the technology not as good as the Mate 20 series in real world speed tests.