Huawei Consumer Business Group just unveiled the Huawei 5G CPE Pro 2 and the Wi-Fi AX3 routers via live stream, following their withdrawal from MWC 2020 due to Coronavirus outbreak. The event was also used to announce other products such as the Huawei Mate Xs foldable phone, MatePad Pro, MateBook X Pro, MateBook D series laptops for global audience. The 5G CPE Pro 2 is a part of Huawei’s CPE Pro series high-speed routers. The Wi-Fi AX3 marks Huawei’s first step into the Wi-Fi 6+ terrain.
Huawei 5G CPE Pro 2 specifications and main features
The CPE Pro 2 flaunts Huawei’s innovative 5G Super Uplink technology and fits the latest Wi-Fi 6 standards. Moreover it comes with the latest 7nm Balong 5000 chipset with support for 5G NSA and 5G SA networks. The Balong 5000 is the first chipset in the segment to offer 200MHz bandwidth and carrier aggregation technology. In theory, it can double the peak download speeds obtained by the first-gen CPE 5G routers to an astounding 3.6GBPS.
The Huawei 5G CPE Pro 2 addresses an inherent flaw of TDD band routers. Worth noting that while they include decent bandwidth for fast connections, they can only cover a small are. On the other hand, routers supporting the FDD bandwidth cover large areas but offer limited speed. This is an area where Huawei’s innovative 5G Super Uplink technology shines against the competition. The technology leverages the best of both bandwidths, boosting uplink performance by a few notches.
The CPE Pro 2 is MU-MIMO-compliant and can connect up to 128 devices. Moreover, it features dynamic narrow bandwidth technology. Huawei smartphones supporting Wi-Fi 6 will reach groundbreaking speeds with great coverage.Despite measuring 30% less than its predecessor, the CPE Pro 2 features silent cooling fans that automatically adjust operating speeds to stabilize the working temperature.
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Huawei Wi-Fi AX3 specifications and features
The next in line is the Huawei Wi-Fi AX3 flaunts Huawei’s revolutionary Gigahome processor and Wi-Fi 6 chipset. The router supports Huawei’s multi-chip collaborative technology that ensures Wi-Fi 6+ speeds. It effectively doubles the bandwidth and offers better wall penetration when used along with WI-Fi 6 compliant devices from Huawei.
Huawei’s technology increases the bandwidth to 160MHz and implements dynamic narrowband technology. It stabilizes the band frequency at 2 MHz. Therefore users can enjoy stable connection from afar while enjoying higher speeds near the device. The quad-core variant of the Huawei Wi-FI 6 AX3 supports Huawei Share. It makes use of NFC to connect Android smartphones to the router, thus making passwords unecessary.
Huawei made it possible by increasing the bandwidth to 160 MHz and implementing dynamic narrowband technology, which stabilizes the band frequency at 2MHz. Simply put, users can enjoy a more stable connection from afar while enjoying higher speeds near the device. The quad-core variant of the Huawei Wi-Fi 6 AX3 supports Huawei Share, which uses NFC to connect Android smartphones to the router, abolishing the need for passwords.
The AX3 is the first domestic router from Huawei to run Harmony OS. The operating system optimizes routing from the app layer, kernel layer, and driver layer. It establishes a long-term stability. The AX3 also features HomeSec security protection. It uses an independent security zone built into the Gigahome quad-core chip.