Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, is still working on 5G smartphones despite the restrictions. The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently received a 5G smartphone from Huawei. This device comes with model number NOH-AN80 and its network access license is dated October 18th. The network access information shows that the device is a dual-card dual-standby mobile phone. It also supports NR NSA / NR SA / TD-LTE / LTE FDD / WCDMA / cdma2000 / CDMA 1X / GSM standard. Furthermore, this device supports 5G-enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) technology. On the software end, it runs on Huawei’s HarmonyOS.
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As of now, there is not much information about this 5G smartphone. From the model number, it appears that this device is in the Mate series. It appears to have links to the Huawei Mate 40 Pro. For comparison, the Huawei Mate 40 Standard Edition model number is OCE-AN00. The Mate 40 Pro model number is NOH-AN00, and the Mate 40 Pro+ model number is NOP-AN00. Huawei’s latest flagship model is the Mate 50 series. It supports Beidou satellite, low-battery emergency mode, ten times more resistant Kunlun glass, and HarmonyOS 3.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro is not a 5G smartphone – pushes HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 update
A few days ago, Huawei pushed the HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 update to Mate 50 Pro users. Huawei claims that this update adds the ability to unlock the device while wearing a mask. However, it also supports using the mobile phone for payment while wearing a mask. At present, Huawei Mate 50 Pro users can choose whether to turn on mask recognition in the face recognition settings.
Face recognition is most accurate when the face is not occluded. When Mate 50 Pro users turn on “mask recognition”, the device will be authenticated by eye features, and they need to look at the screen for recognition. In addition, Huawei Mate 50 Pro “mask recognition” also supports face unlock while wearing glasses or makeup. The Huawei Mate 50 series is the company’s latest flagship series. With a phone case, this device becomes a 5G smartphone.