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Huawei to enter high-end electronics with world's first 5G TV

Telecom giant deepens push into consumer electronics taking on Samsung and Apple

Huawei is keen to complete is consumer electronics "ecosystem" and tie users more closely to its smartphones.    © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Huawei Technologies plans to introduce the world's first 5G television as early as this year and aims to be a top five PC maker in three years as the Chinese tech giant looks to challenge Samsung Electronics and Apple in the market for high-end consumer electronics.

The TVs will be equipped with a 5G module as well as a high-end 8K resolution display, sources familiar with the plan told the Nikkei Asian Review. This means they will be able to use the new generation network to download data-heavy content, such as 360 degree videos in which viewers can watch in every direction, and virtual reality programs. There are questions, however, over how soon the wider ecosystem for such services will be available.

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