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China makes 4K UHD headway using 5G slicing, but no HDR

While the major US operators prepare to launch 5G service offerings throughout 2019 to which video streaming services will be tacked as a primary selling point, China has again threatened to distance the gap. China Mobile, its entertainment content subsidiary Migu and – you guessed it – Huawei, are claiming the first instance of a true 4K UHD live broadcast using 5G network slicing. Huawei describes “real” 4K UHD as resolution of 3840 x 2160 at a frame rate of 50fps, although without HDR we would argue the broadcast lacked some real life-like quality. But we believe the point is probably to highlight the difference between being mastered in 2K or 1080p then upscaled – otherwise known as fake 4K…

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