Huawei interested in selling 5G devices in Canada

Huawei Electronics Co. is interested in bringing 5G devices to the Canadian market, says Yanming Wang, President of Central East Europe, Nordic, and Canada Region.

As with most other phone manufacturers, Huawei’s observing the state of Canada’s 5G network deployment.

“I think the response is for sure, but it depends on the network plan,” said Wang during a phone interview. “We’re working closer with our operators, once we’re ready, we’ll be launching our 5G product, including our 5G PC and our 5G tablet to the Canadian market.”

Huawei will be releasing its flagship 5G smartphone, the foldable Huawei Mate X equipped with Huawei’s own Balong 5000 5G modem, at around July 2019. In addition, it will be upgrading existing products like the Mate 20 X with 5G capabilities.

Other 5G-equipped smartphones are also sprouting left and right. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, first released on April 5 in South Korea, will be coming to the U.S. on May 16. Although delayed, LG is also looking to release its V50 ThinQ 5G flagship phone to the North American market.

While options seem abundant, neither companies are looking to distribute their 5G devices to Canada as the country’s 5G network has yet to be fully established.

Update: the original article erroneously stated that the Mate X will be coming to the U.S. market. The article has been amended to reflect the change. ITB regrets this error.

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