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Xiaomi Mi A2 [REVIEW]

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Xiaomi has added a second competitor to it’s Mi A series of smartphones. Both the Mi A1 and the Mi A2 are known for being extremely well balanced smartphones with great update support and just an enjoyable user experience all around, but the Mi A2 brings a few improvements and for some people, maybe a few downgrades over the older A1! Regardless of opinions, this phone is sure to leave it’s tracks in the history of Android smartphones. Let’s see what the fuss is about and clear the air!

 

Build Quality

This phone takes a lot of it’s design cues from the previous A1, including but not limited to: back material, fingerprint sensor position, USB port position, side buttons design and other things. Mi A2 actually omits the capacitive buttons from the A1 replacing them with a software navigation bar. It also has rounded screen corners, and a different camera position.

It feels pretty nice and heavy in hand, but some may find it’s size a bit overbearing. There are three hardware buttons on this phone and they feel really tactile. The click they make upon pressing is loud and the travel distance is good enough that you’ll know when you pressed them.

I only wish Xiaomi textured the power button. Mi A1 lacked the same thing, even though a textured power buttons makes it really easy to identify only by feel. The texture is especially useful if you’re fiddling around the phone in your pocket trying to change the volume.

 

Android OS

Interestingly enough, for a phone with such a great system we really have nothing new to say about it! It’s pretty much pure stock Android directly from Google which means zero bloat and great responsiveness. You can even disable most of the Google applications if you don’t plan on using them.

Only things non stock here are a few select applications from Xiaomi like the Camera and Mi Drop ones. Quick updates are one of the many benefits of having an Android One phone, so of course this phone has already been updated to Android 9 Pie. It lets you experience Android the Google way.

 

Performance

First, let’s get the benchmarks out of the way. On Antutu, this phone gets 134348 points, almost double from what Mi A1 got. On GeekBench it got 1643 points in single core test and 5049 on the multi core test. Finally, on the Renderscript test it got 5807 points. Now, how does this phone handle in real life use?

The interface has shown to be very fluid and the phone does feel pretty snappy, even when I was updating multiple applications. You will have no issue multitasking with common applications as this phone overcomes them without problem. Even though it gets double the points over it’s predecessor, it still doesn’t feel like a big upgrade. Regardless, the system is very smooth and I haven’t noticed any weird slowdowns.

When it comes to gaming, I ran PUBG Mobile to check how it performed. PUBG selected “Medium” graphics settings for the Mi A2 at hand, and it runs around 45FPS on the highest settings I could set. Unfortunately, it also stutters sometimes as this phone really isn’t made to be a high-end gaming device. It’ll perform just fine with lighter games like Candy Crush and Clash of Clans.

 

Screen

Although this *is* a pretty balanced phone spec-wise, the screen isn’t anything special to look at. You get a fairly common LTPS IPS panel which sadly prevents this phone from enjoying many benefits of OLED technology. The screen itself has no notches but it does have pretty curvy edges which, while obstructing the corners a bit, does look pretty snazzy.

More importantly, this phone’s screen has a FHD+ resolution of 1080 * 2160, which also means that the screen itself is of 18:9 aspect ratio. That aspect ratio is beneficial since this phone has a sizeable screen of almost 6 inches (specs say 5.99″)!

Brightness levels also aren’t anything to fawn over, it gets dim in the dark and it gets bright in the sun. Sunlight legibility is actually fairly decent for an IPS panel, probably owing to Xiaomi’s “Sunlight” feature which dynamically calibrates the screen’s contrast depending on the user’s environment. At night, the screen doesn’t get too dim so you should probably avoid reading any e-books or large texts on this thing.

 

Cameras

This is one of many dual-camera phones on the market today, but can it do anything special? Unfortunately, the camera setup on this phone is fairly uninteresting, having the second camera serving only as a depth detector for the bokeh effect. The second camera is actually used in low-light conditions as it is more sensitive, but realistically Xiaomi could just dispense with the bokeh functionality and only use the “high-sensitivity” camera.

The photos shot by the A2 are actually very good as both cameras have capable sensors inside. Bokeh effect used in portrait mode is very precise giving it the ability to produce realistic depth of field. Night shots some times may even turn out too bright, but that can easily be remedied by exposure compensation. Selfie shots are very sharp even in the dark since the A2 has a front facing flash, another good decision by Xiaomi.

I also applaud Xiaomi for a proper manual mode this time around! Precise white balance control, lots of shutter speeds including the extremes, ISO selection, manual focus and finally, sensor selection! Except the not-so-useful dual-camera setup, this phone checks a lot of boxes in this department.

Finally, when it comes to video we have 4k with 30FPS and 1080p with both 60FPS option and electronic image stabilization. EIS in this case actually does a good job of ironing out a lot of small bumps and shakes, so unless you really need the 4k resolution just use 1080p with EIS.

 

Audio Capabilities

When I tried to hook this phone up to my testing equipment, I was faced with an obstacle. This phone doesn’t really have a 3.5mm jack, instead you get a dongle allowing you to use the USB-C port for those ancient, non-wireless headphones.

This phone has proven okay in the audio department, having measured at just 0.005% total harmonic distortion, but also having an uneven frequency response and being less loud than average. That’s for the headphone users, the speaker is actually very loud! The low end is practically non-existent, but that’s normal for most phone speakers. The important thing is that you probably won’t miss that important call or alarm if you set the volume up high.

 

Battery

With Mi A2, battery was the victim of it’s exterior design. Since Xiaomi wanted to make the phone thinner, they had to reduce the size of the battery. This led to Mi A2 having a battery with only 3Ah!

Still, the results from real life usage aren’t all that bleak. This phone is said to have around four to five hours of SoT with regular usage. That translates to just about a day of battery life for most users.

When it comes to gaming, the battery level fell by 7% during the 20 minutes I played it. This means that with a full battery you could get up to 5 hours of playtime. This phablet could really use a bigger battery, but it works well enough if you aren’t that into mobile gaming.

 

Additional features

The GPS and the fingerprint reader work flawlessly, both being quick to do their job. Mi A2 is also equipped with an IR blaster allowing you to control TVs, air conditioning or pretty much any other household appliance that supports IR remote control.

The OTG system is also working perfectly, supporting external storage and giving it plenty of power to operate. The powerful USB C port can also be used to charge other phones or for powering things like a USB light!

Unfortunately, the Mi A2 lacks FM radio functionality even though the receiver hardware is there. There’s a chance Xiaomi will add the FM radio application in an update, but there was no official confirmation.

 

Closure

Xiaomi Mi A2 is a pretty well rounded mid-ranger from a reputable brand, but it’s mediocrity could pose a problem. The omission of the headphone jack, lack of FM radio, small-ish battery, average screen – these are all small drawbacks that are impacting this phone. Thankfully, these still aren’t deal breakers unless you have a fairly specific use case.

Xiaomi has tried to focus on the important things by giving this phone a good camera, good chipset and of course, a fresh and regularly-updated OS. If you agree with the choices Xiaomi made, then you’ll probably be well off getting this phone – if only for Android One!

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XIAOMI ANNOUNCES THE GLOBAL LAUNCH OF ITS MI 10 SERIES: MI 10, MI 10 PRO AND MI 10 LITE 5G

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Xiaomi’s video and 5G-forward flagship smartphone series debuts alongside five new ecosystem products for global markets

Global technology leader Xiaomi today launched the latest devices in its popular Mi smartphone lineup – Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, and Mi 10 Lite 5G – alongside five new ecosystem products. For the first time ever, each device in Xiaomi’s new flagship line is 5G-ready out of the box, enabling the next generation in mobile connectivity. The new ecosystem products slated for Xiaomi’s global markets include Mi AIoT Router AX3600 , Mi AIoT Router AC2350, Mi TV 4S 65”, Mi Air Purifier 3H, and Mi True Wireless Earphones 2.

Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10: Boasting Xiaomi’s most compelling all-round smartphone experience.

Creators’ Choice: quad camera setup with ultra-clear 108MP sensor captures the ultimate photo and video content

Mi 10 Pro brings photography and videography to the forefront with its impressive hardware setup and software features. Packed with an impressive 108MP primary sensor, Mi 10 Pro offers one of the biggest smartphone sensors currently on the market.

In addition to shooting ultra-clear 108MP shots, users can document scenes in full perspective, thanks to Mi 10 Pro’s 20MP ultra wide-angle lens. The device includes two dedicated telephoto lenses that cover a wide range of focal lengths: users can snap gorgeous portraits at 2x zoom, or faraway subjects up to 50x zoom with the OIS-stabilized ultra long-range zoom lens.

The main camera’s laser autofocus module, AI 2.0, Night mode 2.0, and dual-flash join forces to capture unrivaled details during daytime photography and brighter, clearer photos at night. Mi 10 Pro offers the world’s most compelling photography experience with a DxOMark score of 124, ranking #1 globally at launch.

When it comes to videography, Mi 10 Pro goes all in. Achieving a DxOMark video score of 104, Mi 10 Pro is the top-ranked device for videography. The device offers the industry-leading UHD 8K 30fps video recording feature to capture every moment in detail, while its unique video modes – including Portrait video, Color focus, ShootSteady, Vlog, and slow motion – allow users to easily create movie-grade content. Mi 10 Pro also offers a Pro mode with additional software options for those striving for a more professional video quality.

Mi 10 Pro

World’s best smartphone audio experience with symmetrical dual speakers

Leveraging best-in-class audio hardware, both Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 sport a symmetrical dual speaker system on both the top and bottom. The setup involves two 1216 super-linear speakers and a 1.2cc/1.0cc-equivalent speaker chamber with up to 0.65mm/0.5mm speaker amplitude, respectively. Both devices have been specially tuned at every discrete volume level which assists in producing superior sound fidelity. These features come together to create an extraordinary and immersive smartphone audio experience, with Mi 10 Pro earning a DxOMark Audio score of 76, ranking #1 globally.

Introducing Xiaomi’s most elegant smartphone design with unmatched TrueColor Display

Beauty and functionality join forces to form Xiaomi’s most elegant smartphone design ever. Both Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 sport a 3D curved front and back with smooth contoured edges and slim side bezels to enable the Mi series’ most comfortable in-hand feel yet. To ensure durability, both devices are outfitted with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on both the front and back. Mi 10 Pro flaunts an anti-glare finish and frosted glass rear panel, while Mi 10 offers a gorgeous glossy back. Moreover, the devices’ specially designed discrete in-display front camera minimizes bezels and allows for more display area.

Featuring a dazzling 6.67” curved AMOLED edge-to-edge DotDisplay with TrueColor technology, Mi 10 Pro offers unparalleled color accuracy for serious creatives and casual consumers alike with a JNCD <0.55 and △E <1.1. This new generation display technology yields higher brightness (up to 1200nit maximum brightness) and better power efficiency over its predecessor, while a 90Hz SmoothSync display provides fast and fluid screen response for a stutter-free experience.

All in all, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 deliver Xiaomi’s most pleasant display ever. Dual brightness sensors offer accurate brightness detection, while various brightness modes ensure ultimate eye comfort. In fact, both devices are TÜV Rheinland low blue-light certified, and verified by HDR10+ for their vivid visual experience.

Mi 10

Leading performance and speed with Snapdragon™ 865 + LPDDR5 + UFS 3.0

Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 feature the latest 5G-enabled flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G Mobile Platform. Enhancing CPU, GPU, AI performance and the overall user experience, the 7nm chipset features a maximum clock speed of 2.84GHz with the new Kyro™ 585 based on the ARM Cortex-A77 architecture, and also touts improvements in power-efficiency. The powerful chipset is accompanied by ultra high-speed RAM and storage combinations – LPDDR5 and UFS3.0, offering exceptional write-read data and powerful computing capabilities.

Moreover, the devices boast LiquidCool 2.0 – an advanced cooling system consisting of a large vapor chamber, as well as multi-layer graphite and graphene stacks that dissipates heat generated during long-term use to ensure peak performance. This robust overall hardware setup earned Mi 10 Pro a compelling AnTuTu benchmark score of 602,660.

Catering to the increasing demand for high speed content consumption in the 5G era, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 not only offer 5G network connection, but also support 5G MultiLink for simultaneous connection to three networks (2.4G/5G Wi-Fi and mobile data) at once for quick connection switching. Additionally, both devices feature Wi-Fi 6 support, the most advanced Wi-Fi standard currently available. This significantly increases the upload and download speed, while reducing network congestion when connected to multiple devices.

Wireless charging-enabled high capacity batteries team up with ultra-realistic haptic feedback systems for the ultimate smartphone experience

Under the hood, Mi 10 Pro packs an ultra-high-capacity 4500mAh battery that enables a triple fast charging experience with 50W wired charging, 30W wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging. Mi 10 sports a 4,780mAh battery and offers 30W wired and wireless charging, as well as reverse wireless charging.

Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10’s ultra-realistic vibration system delivers crisper, more realistic haptic feedback than ever before with 150 different vibration options. These updated haptics improve acceleration strength and consistency, and provide sophisticated vibration for the user.

Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 also offer multifunctional NFC and IR blaster for daily access of swift payment transactions and quick remote control of home appliances.

Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 Quick Specs:

Mi 10 Pro is available in two colors, Alpine White and Solstice Grey, in 8GB+256GB at €999. Meanwhile, Mi 10 has two variants 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB, in Twilight Grey and Coral Green, starting at €799 and €899 respectively.

Introducing 5G to everyone – the brand-new Mi 10 Lite 5G

In an effort to make the endless possibilities of 5G accessible to every user, Xiaomi unveiled an additional member to the Mi 10 family during today’s launch – Mi 10 Lite 5G.

Inheriting the flagship screen and camera offerings from the Mi 10 series, Mi 10 Lite 5G features a 48MP AI quad-camera setting and a 6.57’’ AMOLED TrueColor display with optimized color accuracy. Paired with incredible photography and videography features, such as Night mode 2.0, AI Dynamic Skyscaping, and Vlog mode, Mi 10 Lite 5G allows users to create stunning static and video content with top-notch visual performance.

Featuring a Qualcomm®️ Snapdragon™ 765G and an integrated X52 modem, Mi 10 Lite 5G offers blazing 5G connectivity to power even the most hyper-connected lifestyle. With its Kyro™ 475 chip processor, stellar RAM and storage combo, LPDDR4X and UFS 2.1, Mi 10 Lite 5G ensures a powerful computing performance and efficient operating system.

Mi 10 Lite 5G packs a 4,160mAh large battery and up to 20W fast charge for all-day use, as well as QC3.5 and FFC support.

Mi 10 Lite 5G will be available for purchase starting at €349 in May.

Advanced technology sets new ecosystem devices apart: Mi AIoT Router AX3600 , Mi AIoT Router AC2350, Mi TV, Mi Air Purifier 3H and Mi True Wireless Earphones 2

Mi AIoT Router AX3600: Leading the next generation of network speed, Mi AIoT Router AX3600 is Xiaomi’s first Wi-Fi 6 enabled router, offering the latest wireless connectivity standards. It sports a dedicated AIoT antenna and Wi-Fi chip, allowing for automatic discovery of IOT devices and easy pairing with one-click configuration. It also supports connecting up to 248 devices simultaneously. Mi AIoT Router AX3600 will be available soon for €119.99.

Mi AIoT Router AC2350: Mi AIoT Router AC2350 is the Wi-Fi 5 variant of Mi AIoT Router AX3600 and supports up to 128 devices. Featuring Wi-Fi speed up to 2183Mbps, the device’s seven external power amplifiers ensures great coverage and stable connection. Mi AIoT Router AX2350 will be available soon for €49.99.

Aside from the two routers, Xiaomi also introduced an array of ecosystem products armed with advanced technology that sets them apart from other products on the market. These offerings include:

Mi TV 4S 65’’: Boasting a truly cinematic experience, Mi TV 4S 65’’ offers best-in-class picture quality with 4K and HDR10+, along with superior sound quality via DTS-HD and Dolby Audio support. Featuring a variety of content providers including Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, and more, viewers will enjoy an extensive library of entertainment options. Additional apps can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for even more content options, and users can take advantage of convenient features such as Chromecast and Google Assistant.

Priced at €549, Mi TV 4S 65’’ will be available for purchase this June at Authorized Mi Stores.

Mi Air Purifier 3H: Featuring a significantly improved purification performance, the newly released Mi Air Purifier 3H offers an upgraded CADR of 380m2 which efficiently covers up to 45m2 of space. It also sports a true HEPA filter that eliminates 99.97% of micro-particles and an OLED touch display that shows real-time air quality and allows users to manually adjust settings. Mi Air Purifier 3H can also be controlled via the Mi Home App and is compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Mi Air Purifier 3H will be available soon, starting at €179.99.

Mi True Wireless Earphones 2: The brand new Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 offer a premium sound experience with amplified bass and noise cancellation technology (ENC). Boasting Bluetooth 5.0, the new and improved earphones allow for a faster and more stabilized signal transmission. Users will enjoy the simplified experience with a pop-up pairing function, automatic detection for device in/off ear status, and a quick double-tap function to access music or voice assistant.

Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 will be available starting at €79.99.

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XIAOMI INTRODUCES THE MOST ACCESSIBLE SNAPDRAGON 865 SMARTPHONES – REDMI K30 PRO AND REDMI K30 PRO ZOOM EDITION

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Global technology leader Xiaomi today unveiled its latest additions to the Redmi K30 line – the Redmi K30 Pro and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition. The new Redmi flagship smartphones introduce an array of new and powerful configurations, which include the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865, LPDDR5, and UFS 3.1. The new lineup aims to better your viewing and photo-taking experience with the Samsung AMOLED full-screen display with a pop-up camera and a rear camera setup with up to 3x optical zoom and dual optical image stabilization (OIS).

Along with the new smartphones, two brand new Redmi ecosystem products were also announced – Redmi AI Speaker Play and Redmi Smart TV Max 98”. Both of these devices offer revolutionary viewing experiences with exceptional displays, with XiaoAi AI assistant support in the connected smart home era.

A performance beast featuring Snapdragon™ 865 and industry-leading storage combo

The new Redmi K30 Pro packs a whole bunch of performance upgrades, which includes the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865, LPDDR5, and UFS 3.1 flash storage while retaining all of the flagship features from the Redmi K30 line.

Featuring the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 processor, Redmi K30 Pro boasts a 20% performance boost compared to its predecessor. Built on the newest ARM Cortex-A77 microarchitecture and with the 7nm process, it ensures that the CPU operates on high power efficiency, regardless of the core size.

To ensure that it delivers an uncompromised experience, it comes paired with the top-of-the-line LPDDR5 and the latest UFS 3.1 flash storage. It continues to push the limits by supporting Turbo Write technology, bringing the sequential write speed to a maximum 777MB/s. With this, users can now effortlessly copy, compress, and download files at lightning speed. The LPDDR5 achieves a maximum pin speed of 5,500Mbps, while maintaining a lower power consumption compared to the previous generation.

Redmi K30 Pro is made for the gaming enthusiasts in mind, with a massive 3,435mm² vapor chamber (VC) cooling system, a large multi-layer graphite, and 9 built-in temperature sensors. It intelligently predicts and controls its internal temperature, ensuring sustained peak performance even when you are playing games for long hours.

A true, immersive display with pop-up selfie camera

Redmi K30 Pro is made to impress with its ultimate full-screen experience. It features a pop-up selfie camera and ultra-slim bezels to achieve an incredible 92.7% screen-to-body ratio. The pop-up selfie camera pops up almost with no lag time – in mere 0.58 seconds – allowing users to switch between the front and rear camera effortlessly.

While it is equipped with an AMOLED full-screen display and a high 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio with 1200-nit peak brightness, it also has built-in light sensors on both the front and rear to precisely detect ambient light conditions. It then calibrates the screen brightness to ensure a comfortable viewing experience, even in backlit situations.

The display is also certified by German’s TÜV Rheinland, guaranteeing eye comfort even after prolonged use.

An amazing camera experience with 3x optical zoom and dual OIS

Redmi K30 Pro takes on a symmetrical quad camera setup, with the main camera using the 1/1.7-inch large Sony IMX686 sensor, allowing a direct output of 9248 x 6944 high-resolution images.

Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition is the first Redmi phone to adopt a 3x optical zoom lens and allows up to 30x digital zoom. The 64MP ultra high-resolution main camera and 3x telephoto lens are both equipped with 4-axis optical image stabilization (OIS), dramatically improving the quality of your photos, especially under low-light conditions.

Redmi K30 Pro also sports a special macro camera lens – and at present – the only telephoto macro lens in the market. This 5MP telephoto macro lens boasts a 50mm focal length that is comparable to macro lenses found in ordinary cameras and offers 2x magnification macro photography, making it the only “true macro” lens currently available in the smartphone industry.

A complete flagship smartphone experience with the most beloved features

Redmi K30 Pro is designed without the bells and whistles while offering a true, flagship user experience. Despite the complex pop-up camera structure and the “sandwich” motherboard, the sound quality has not been compromised with a 1216 linear speaker.

Made with gaming enthusiasts in mind, the Redmi K30 Pro comes with the 3.5mm headphone jack with High-Res Audio certification. It has also passed stringent tests certifying its gaming core gaming capabilities.

The Redmi flagship also includes all of the fan favorites – the linear motor, infrared remote control, and a subtle notification light feature.

Starting from March 27, Redmi K30 Pro will be available for purchase in three variants: 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB, and 8GB+256GB, priced at RMB 2,999, RMB 3,399 and RMB 3,699 respectively.

Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition that features a 3x optical zoom and dual OIS will be available in two variants: 8GB+128GB and 8GB+235GB at RMB 3,799 and RMB 3,999 respectively.

Redmi Smart Display 8”: Kick-starting a new smart screen era

The newly released Redmi Smart Display 8’’ features a massive 8-inch high-resolution screen with a 178° ultra-wide viewing angle, ensuring comfortable use of the device in every way. Also equipped with a built-in camera and the third-generation XiaoAi AI assistant, Redmi Smart Display 8’’ can serve as a hub to IoT products, allowing users to easily control their smart home devices such as security camera and smart doorbell through the giant touchscreen, voice command, or even hand gestures. Redmi Smart Display 8’’ also comes with a built-in Bluetooth Mesh gateway to connect Bluetooth-equipped devices in one simple click.

Priced at RMB 349, Redmi Smart Display 8’’ will be available for crowdfunding on Xiaomi official channels in Mainland China from March 27.

Redmi Smart TV Max 98”: Bringing home the big screen experience

Introducing a truly immersive home cinema experience, Redmi released a brand-new TV variant with a gigantic 98-inch display that exceeds the size of a single bed. Comes with a 4K high-resolution display, and up to 85% NTSC color spectrum, Redmi Smart TV Max 98’’ delivers unparalleled visual performance in the most precise way. It also leverages the local dimming technology to achieve a 140000:1 high contrast ratio, and the MEMC technology to ensure smooth and clear motion picture playback.

Enabled with XiaoAi AI assistant, users can easily search movies and even control IoT devices through Redmi Smart TV Max 98” using voice command. The device also sports Xiaomi’s own PatchWall system which provides personalized content by learning users’ habits through AI technology.

Priced at RMB 19,999, Redmi Smart TV Max 98” will be available for purchase from all official Xiaomi channels in Mainland China from April 6.

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Huawei Routers Take Top Spot in 2019 Global Carrier Market

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Huawei routers took top spot in the global carrier market in 2019 according a recent report by Omdia (formerly IHS Markit), an authoritative international research institute.

Huawei routers maintained their leading position in 2019, following their rise to the top of the carrier market in 2018. In the backbone router market, Huawei routers have maintained their top position for three consecutive years. Moreover, this is the first time that Huawei routers took top spot in the metro router market, making Huawei routers No. 1 in the overall global carrier market as well as niche markets.

Huawei’s continuous investment and efforts in the router field are the key enablers of this achievement. Adhering to a customer-centric philosophy, Huawei continuously carries out technological innovations in innovative products and solutions, next-generation protocols, and intelligent O&M. To address the rapid growth of traffic in the 5G and cloud era, Huawei released the NetEngine 8000 series — the industry’s only router that supports E2E 400GE. This series of cutting-edge routers is able to handle the ten-fold increase in traffic, while simultaneously minimizing the cost per bit, in the 5G and cloud era. Huawei also launched the industry’s first IP network solution with committed SLA to meet the stricter bandwidth, latency, and availability requirements of 5G vertical industries. Technologies such as FlexE-based network slicing, latency-based routing by SRv6, and iFIT-enabled fault locating within minutes provide committed network bandwidth, guaranteed latency, and high network availability, ensuring high-quality transport of vertical industries. In addition, iMaster Network Cloud Engine (NCE) enables full-lifecycle automation and intelligence of networks, driving networks to evolve towards autonomous driving networks.

Huawei’s growing market share has been possible because of the trust that both customers and the industry alike have in Huawei.

In February, during MWC 2019, Safaricom, Kenya announced that it chose Huawei to build the world’s first E2E 400GE backbone network. In the same month, China Telecom Sichuan announced that it would cooperate with Huawei to deploy the industry’s first SRv6 commercial site.
In May, Huawei’s X-Haul 5G transport solution won the 5G Transport Industry Leadership Award at the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2019.

In June, the NetEngine 8000 series intelligent routers and iFIT solution won the Best of Show Gold Award and Special Prize, respectively, at Interop Tokyo 2019.

In October, the NetEngine 8000 series intelligent routers won the 2019 Frost & Sullivan Global Service Router New Product Innovation Leadership Award.

In November 2019, China Mobile and Huawei jointly released the industry’s first 5G smart healthcare private network based on the SLA-committed transport solution.

Huawei’s Data Communication Product Line has been developing routers since 1995. Following 25 years of continuous R&D investment, Huawei has become a leading provider of intelligent IP networks, with its products and solutions being deployed in more than 130 countries and regions. Its leading share in the router market attests to its leading position in the carrier market and wide recognition among global carriers. With a focus on ultra broadband, committed SLA, and autonomous driving network in the 5G and cloud era, Huawei will continuously innovate to help global carriers build intelligent IP networks that can evolve to autonomous driving networks to support 5G in enabling various industries and facilitate cloudification of millions of enterprises.

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