This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Huawei Japan will release the HUAWEI WiFi AX3, a wireless LAN router compatible with Huawei's proprietary Wi-Fi 6 Plus standard, on August 14. The expected market price is 9980 yen (excluding tax). It will be available at the Huawei Rakuten store, Huawei PayPay Mall store, consumer electronics stores, and e-commerce sites.
Wi-Fi 6 Plus is the company's unique technology that improves the efficiency of existing bands to achieve the same speed as Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) but with higher actual measured speeds. The HUAWEI WiFi AX3 supports Wi-Fi 6 Plus and is equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor called Gigahome 650. It has a dual-band configuration with 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands, both of which support 2×2 MU-MIMO. The maximum speed is 2402Mbps in the 5GHz band and 574Mbps in the 2.4GHz band.
With the 160MHz bandwidth support, this device will deliver an actual throughput rate of more than 60% higher than the previous model when connected to a device that supports 160MHz (HUAWEI's flagship smartphones, tablets, and PCs all support 160MHz even on Wi-Fi 5 compatible devices). According to Huawei, the latency has been reduced to less than a third of that of Wi-Fi 5 compatible products, which will not only reduce the power consumption of the router itself, but also of smartphones and tablets to which it is connected.
In order to achieve the maximum speed, the connected device must also be Wi-Fi 6 Plus compatible. The only Wi-Fi 6 Plus-enabled smartphone available in Japan is the HUAWEI P40 Pro.
The HUAWEI WiFi AX3 also has a feature called Huawei Share, which makes it easy to connect to the Wi-Fi network, so if you have an Android phone with NFC, you can just hold it over the phone and you'll be connected. There's no need to enter an SSID or password.
However, iOS devices are not currently compatible with NFC. Instead, the connection can be easily made by scanning the QR code on the back of the product. Also, the connection management tool for iOS devices needs to be accessed via a browser instead of an app.
In addition to the above, security is also taken into consideration, with a function that automatically recognizes unauthorized access and adds the attacker to the blacklist.
HUAWEI WiFi AX3 (Dual-core)
Dimensions and Weight
225 mm x 159.2 mm x 39.7 mm
About 387 g
802.11ax/ac/n/a 2 x 2 & 802.11ax/n/b/g 2 x 2, MU-MIMO
Wireless speed is up to 2976 Mbps (2.4 GHz: 574 Mbps; 5 GHz: 2402 Mbps)
Gigahome Dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU
WAN: One 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps Ethernet port
LAN: Three 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps Ethernet ports
H button for one-key pairing and WPS compatible
1 state indicator light
12 V DC, 1 A; Consumption < 12 W
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