Huawei has become the first manufacturer to receive a 5G mobile phone certificate in the EU. Earlier today, Huawei’s VP, Li Xiaolong was awarded the CE certificate by the president of Germany’s TÜV Rheinland, Stefan Kischka for the Huawei Mate X foldable phone.
The CE certificate is a requirement for any product that will be sold within the European Economic Area. It certifies that the product is safe and meets health and environmental standards.
The Huawei Mate X is the first 5G phone in the world to receive this certification and it hints at the phone launching in the region in the near future. It also means that Huawei is already working on mass production of the phone.
Huawei’s Li Xiaolong says the CE certificate is like a passport to enter the European market. However, getting it isn’t as easy as that required for 4G devices as the process is more stringent.
The Huawei Mate X was unveiled at MWC 2019 last month. It has a flexible AMOLED display panel that folds outward. When unfolded, the screen size is 8-inches with a 2200 x 2480 resolution and when folded it has a 6.6-inch 1148 x 2480 screen on one side and a 6.38-inch 2480 x 892 display on the other side.
The phone is powered by the Kirin 980 paired with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The 5G chip inside the phone is the Balong 5000. There is dual SIM support though only one SIM slot supports 5G. It also has triple rear cameras co-developed with Leica – a 40MP wide angle lens, a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens. The cameras also double as the selfie cameras. Other features include a 4,500mAh battery with support for 55W fast charging, Android 9 pie, NFC, and dual-frequency GPS.