Huawei Mate X is awarded the world's first 5G CE certificate

  • Global mobile phone manufacturer Huawei has been given the world's first 5G CE certificate, indicating that it meets strict safety guidelines for devices sold within the European Union.

    The world's first 5G CE cerficiation was awarded to the Huawei Mate X today by global equipment inspector TÜV Rheinland. The certification shows that the device has passed rigorous testing and safety standards inspection to be approved by the Notify Body of the European Union. The Mate X is the first 5G enabled device to be given this certification, an accomplishment that competing smartphone manufacturers have yet to achieve.

    CE certification is a requirement for certain goods imported and sold within the EU, including mobile phones, wifi equipment, and devices with bluetooth radios. Certification ensures that the device complies with the requirements of EU safety directives such as the Low Voltage Directive and the the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, and that they meet strict health, environmental, and consumer protection guidelines.

    The certificate was awarded in a ceremony this week. Bruce Lee, Vice President of Handset Business of Huawei Consumer Business Group spoke at the ceremony: "5G certification testing standards and equipment still rely on continuous improvement. It is an unprecedented challenge to evaluate 5G smartphones. Through the collaboration of Huawei and TÜV Rheinland teams, the two sides have made significant breakthroughs in many key certification technologies."

    The Mate X is Huawei's first 5G smartphone and sets the benchmark for 5G download rates with 4.6Gbps speeds in tests. The 5G network is set to roll out this year worldwide, and further devices are expected to obtain EU safety certification as the emerging technology continues to mature.

    Source: Written based on press release

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