Since Huawei was sanctioned by the United States in 2019, Huawei has been in a state of very short supply of various chips. Therefore, Huawei has rarely launched 5G phones in recent years. At this stage, Huawei’s new flagship phones are 4G mobile phones. Recently, according to news from “Factory Director Shi Guan,” Huawei will launch a 5G mobile phone case, and 4G mobile phones can use the 5G network as long as they use this mobile phone case. At present, the news that Huawei can realize a 5G network with mobile phone case has not been officially confirmed, so it isn’t known what principle Huawei uses to achieve this technology.
In addition, “Factory Director Shi Guan” also said, “Even if Huawei has a 5G mobile phone this year, it is a residual version of 5G. After all, Huawei relies on the mobile phone case to realize the 5G network, and the overall performance is not as strong as the 5G network integrated with the processor.” The blogger then said in the comment area that “this phone case will not be very heavy, it is similar to the ring flash phone case”. The blogger also revealed that Huawei’s next new phones are Huawei Nova 10 series and the Huawei Mate 50 series.
Although this 5G “physical plug-in” has not been officially confirmed, similar technologies have appeared on the market before. In the era of iPhone 4 more than ten years ago, there was a mobile phone case on the market that supported card insertion, which made the iPod Touch turn into an iPhone in seconds, commonly known as “Apple Skin”. Early 5G mobile phones also used external shells to provide 5G network support, such as Motorola Z3, which itself is a 4G mobile phone, and can be upgraded to a 5G mobile phone through an external 5G Moto Mod and 5G case of the RedMagic III.
Whether this is an official Huawei product or a third-party one is still unknown. From a technical point of view, this is not a difficult task, but there may be a lot to consider in terms of specific adoption. Because of the well-known sanctions, the United States has restricted the cooperation between many manufacturers and Huawei’s 5G products, resulting in Huawei’s 5G mobile phone. Many parts and components can’t be supplied.