The company claims that the Balong 5000 chipset and the Huawei 5G CPE Pro will "provide the world's fastest wireless connections for your smartphone, your home, the office, and on the go".
"The Balong 5000 will open up a whole new world to consumers," said Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group. "It will provide the high-speed connections needed for pervasive intelligence.
"Powered by the Balong 5000, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro enables consumers to access networks more freely and enjoy an incredibly fast connected experience.
Huawei claims the Balong 5000 is the world's first single-chip multi-mode modem. It says the Balong 5000 supports 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G on a single chip, reduces latency and power consumption when exchanging data between different modes, and is claimed to enhance user experience in the early stages of commercial 5G deployment.
It is claimed to be the first chipset to perform to industry benchmarks for peak 5G download speeds. At Sub-6 GHz (low-frequency bands, the main spectrum used for 5G), Balong 5000 can achieve download speeds up to 4.6 Gbps. On mmWave spectrum (high-frequency bands used as extended spectrum for 5G), Balong 5000 can achieve download speeds up to 6.5 Gbps – 10 times faster than top 4G LTE speeds on the market.
The company said Balong 5000 was also the first chipset that supported both standalone and non-standalone network architectures for 5G.
"With non-standalone, 5G network architecture is built on top of legacy 4G LTE networks, whereas standalone 5G, as the name implies, will have its own independent architecture. Balong 5000 can flexibly meet different user and carrier requirements for connecting devices throughout different stages of 5G development," Huawei said.
The company's 5G smartphones powered by the Balong 5000 will be released at this year's Mobile World Congress which is scheduled to be held in Barcelona from 25 to 28 February.
The Huawei 5G CPE Pro supports both 4G and 5G wireless connections.
The company claims that on a 5G network, a 1-GB HD video clip can be downloaded in three seconds, and 8K video can be streamed smoothly without lag, setting a benchmark for home CPEs. The device can also be used by small and medium-sized enterprises for super-fast broadband access.
The company said the Huawei 5G CPE Pro used new Wi-Fi 6 technology to deliver speeds of up to 4.8 Gbps.
"It is the first 5G CPE that supports HUAWEI HiLink protocols, bringing smart homes into the 5G era," Huawei said. "As a 5G pioneer, Huawei began research and development in 5G as early as 2009, and is currently the industry's only vendor that can provide end-to-end 5G systems.
"Huawei has more than 5700 engineers dedicated to 5G R&D, including over 500 5G experts. In total, Huawei has established 11 joint innovation centres for 5G solutions worldwide."