Huawei’s First 5G Smartphone Will Soon Be Commercially Available
In the month of October 2018, Huawei unveiled four different smartphones in the Mate 20 flagship lineup which include the Mate 20 Pro, 20 Lite, 20 X and the standard variant. As the name suggests, the Mate 20 Pro is top of the line handset while the three other devices were targetted towards mid-range and affordable flagship segment.
Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Huawei will introduce its first 5G compatible smartphone which has been delayed due to several reasons including the US ban. However, as per multiple reports, Huawei’s first 5G smartphone will the Mate 20 X phablet and it will be available for purchase soon.
According to a Chinese news agency, Global Times, the handset will be commercially available in its home country starting the 26th of July. While another foreign new agency, VentureBeat claims that the Mate 20 X 5G is currently available for pre-order on Amazon Italy and shipping will commence soon.
In terms of features, the 5G variant will have slightly upgraded features which include Balong 5000 modem, 5000 mAh battery instead of 4200 mAh, 8 GB RAM instead of 6 GB and 256 GB ROM instead of 128 GB. Besides, all other features of the upcoming Mate 20 X 5G are as-is, which are as follows:
- Display: 7.2 inch OLED
- Front Camera: 24 MP
- Rear Camera: 40 MP, 20 MP, 8 MP
- Chipset: Kirin 980 SoC
- CPU: Octa-Core
- GPU: Mali G76
- Memory Expandability: Upto 256 GB, NM card
- Operating System: EMUI, Android 9 Pie
- Security: Rear Mounted Fingerprint Sensor
Although Huawei is not the first company to launch the 5G compatible smartphone (already achieved by Xiaomi and Samsung), it is one of the first which is a praiseworthy feat. Besides, the Balong 5000 5G modem incorporated in the handset is developed in-house unlike the previously launched devices which feature X50 modem which is developed by Qualcomm.
In addition to the Mate 20 X 5G, Huawei’s Mate X 5G which is the world’s first 5G foldable phone will also be commercially available soon.