Months after revealing its first 5G device in the form of the Mate X foldable smartphone, Huawei has now unveiled its second 5G-enabled smartphone with the launch of the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G. The Huawei phone will compete against the recently announced OnePlus 7 Pro 5G and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G with an asking price of £999 (approx. Rs 89,500).
While having roots to the original Mate 20 X smartphone, the Mate 20 X 5G comes with Huawei’s HiSilicon Balong 5G modem along with support for SA and NSA bands, though with reduced battery unit for housing an additional modem inside the phone. The Balong 5000 is the world’s first 7nm 5G multi-mode chip, which is also set to be housed inside the upcoming Kirin 985 chipset.
Mate 20 X 5G features a 4,200 mAh power unit compared to the 5,000 mAh battery on the Mate 20 X. However, the 5G-enabled variant comes with a faster 40W fast charging while the non-5G model only features a 22.5W charging adapter. Additionally, the Mate 20 X 5G will also support the M-Pen stylus functionality which offers 4,096 pressure levels and is sold separately.
Besides that, the Mate 20 X 5G comes with the same Kirin 980 chipset which powered the original Mate 20 X with up to 8GB of RAM and 265GB of storage. The phone comes with a 7.2-inch FHD+ OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels and a screen-to-body ratio of 87.6 percent.
The Mate 20 X 5G also equips the same camera setup which features a triple lens layout at the back. There’s 40 MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture combined with a 20MP ultra-wide lens and an 8MP telephoto lens. The phone also features a 24MP selfie camera on the front with an aperture of f/2.0. The Mate 20 X 5G runs on Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9 on top.
The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G will first be available in the UK in Emerald Green colour for a price of £999 (approx. Rs 89,500).