The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, which is the first 5G phone from the company confirmed a launch this month. This launch would be only in select markets and possibly by the end of July. Despite continued uncertainty around Huawei’s future as a manufacturer of Android devices; the company would finally be able to launch their first 5G mobile device and here is more about this story.
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G Specifications –
The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is very similar to the existing Mate 20 X externally; with the same 7.2-inch screen, and trio of rear cameras. However, internally its components have been upgraded slightly to handle the demands of its 5G Balong 5000 modem. Most notably, the battery has been increased from 4,200mAh to 5,000mAh; its RAM has increased from 6GB to 8GB; and its storage has been boosted from 128GB to 256GB.
In terms of raw 5G performance, the Mate 20 X 5G should be a solid performer; on early Asian and European mid-band 5G networks. Huawei notes that it supports both the earliest 5G non-standalone (NSA) standard and the newer 5G standalone (SA) standard; as well as prior 2G, 3G, and 4G standards. It also has dual-SIM support for 4G and 5G cards.
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When is it launching? It’s price?
China’s state-run Global Times reports that the phone will go on sale in China on July 26th, while VentureBeat notes that the phone is currently available to preorder from Amazon’s Italian site with a release date of July 22nd, and will be available in the UAE on July 12th.
UAE-based carrier Etisalat says that it will start offering the Mate 20 X 5G in its stores starting on July 12 for 3,523 Dirham ($959), with preorders available now. Italian customers can preorder the Mate 20 X 5G via Amazon for €1,100 ($1,238) with a July 22 release date, while Huawei says it will release the device in China on July 26.
In other countries the release of Huawei’s first 5G handset is more uncertain thanks to the company’s continued presence on the USA’s Entity List; which has caused Google to suspend its Android license. In the UK, Huawei had originally intended to release it in June, but the handset was subsequently dropped from the 5G launches of both EE and Vodafone.