5G is the name of the next-generation wireless technology that promises far faster internet access than 4G. Experts predict it will begin to take off in 2019, enhancing communications among IoT devices.
Shenzhen, China’s southern tech hub that borders Hong Kong, is now home to Huawei’s first ever flagship store.
Unlike other Chinese brands such as Xiaomi and Vivo, Huawei had been relying on retail partners to sell its products. The new store is the first operated by Huawei itself, letting shoppers directly purchase phones, smartwatches and other consumer electronics from the tech giant. The three-story building is covered by 5G connectivity, allowing customers to experience faster internet speeds and related technologies, like cloud gaming.
Huawei mobile chief Richard Yu said the company plans to open more direct-sale stores throughout China, as well as in Paris and London.