Since the middle of last year, the creators of electronic devices have begun gradually implementing the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard, which offers a significant increase in performance compared to 802.11 ac. But HUAWEI decided to go even further and develop an improved version of the standard specifically for the new flagship P40.
According to several Chinese sources, HUAWEI is working on Wi-Fi 6+ technology. Insiders do not name specific technical characteristics of the unique module, but they successfully operate with the statement of the Vice-President of the company regarding the current Wi-Fi 6 standard.
Earlier, Li Xiaolong, who is responsible for HUAWEI's mobile division, noted that the theoretical bandwidth of smartphones equipped with Wi-Fi 6 is 1200 Mbit/s. in practice, this maximum value was 900 Mbit/s, but only under "ideal conditions". In general, according to the top manager, in the existing form, Wi-Fi 6 is significantly inferior to the indicators that were achieved on the flagship smartphone Huawei Mate 20, introduced in 2018.
This situation is caused by the fact that, according to experts, the Snapdragon 865 processor does not support 8x8 MU-MIMO hardware, but is only able to work in 2x2 MU-MIMO mode, which leads to a decrease in speed. HUAWEI's flagship smartphones use its own Kirin processor, which apparently has more advanced network capabilities.
According to insider information, HUAWEI not only plans to improve the standard by using the Hisilicon Hi1105 chip in the P40 model but will also release several of its own routers, thanks to which it will be possible to unleash the potential of the wireless module in the new gadget.