The reveal at MWC could be of a prototype, then.
The Huawei Mate 20 smartphone is displayed during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, US January 8, 2019.
"It would be a significant implication for the European telco industry, for capital costs and 5G roll-out, which would face a significant delay", he said. The UK's Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said in December he has "grave, very deep concerns" about using equipment from Chinese firm Huawei in Britain's 5G infrastructure.
"Lower mobile contract churn across our markets and improved customer trends in Italy and Spain are encouraging, however these have not yet translated into our financial results", Read said.
Yu said Huawei could become the number one player in the global smartphone market as early as this year.
"I think you're going to see more and more operators doing that".
"It is the first 5G CPE that supports HUAWEI HiLink protocols, bringing smart homes into the 5G era", Huawei said.
Huawei says the new chip also improves active antenna units (AAU) in a revolutionary way, and will cut the weight of 5G base stations by half.
The move by Vodafone follows a decision by BT Group Plc to rip Huawei gear out of the backbone of its United Kingdom mobile network.
The world's biggest producer of telecommunication equipment also unveiled at the press conference its latest move on 5G by launching its first core chip named TIANGANG designed explicitly for the 5G base station, according to a press release on its website.
Vodafone has halted the purchase of Huawei equipment for parts of its network amid political uncertainty surrounding the Chinese supplier.
However, experts concerned with Huawei's relationship with Beijing have warned the Chinese government could pressure the company to sabotage networks, support hacks and use its equipment for spying.
Huawei confirmed that the phone will be 5G capable, and will use the company's newly announced Balong 5000 modem, but that's about all we know. Since Kirin 980 is a 5G-ready chip, Huawei will be swapping its Cat.