While 5G is available in South Korea and the US for a while now, the UK is still low-tech in that aspect. However, on the 3rd of June, this is going to change when 5G launches in the UK. Which is why Huawei has just announced the 5G version of its Mate 20 X in the country.
The launch of this phone was backed by a number of leaks, hands-on videos, and renders which is why we already knew how it would look and what it would feature. It is just a variation of the original Huawei Mate 20 X launched in last November.
We only see two or three differences as compared to the original version of Mate 20 X.
The battery capacity of Huawei Mate X 5G version is less as compared to the original version. It is understandable considering Huawei had to keep the dimensions in check after adding the 5G connectivity chip. The 5G variant features 4200 mAh battery contrary to the 5000 mAh featured in the original version. The non-5G variant supports 22.5 W fast charging however the 5G variant supports 40W fast charging.
Huawei has added its own Hisilicon Balong 5G modem to the system. This is, of course, to make the device compatible with 5G connectivity. The Balong 5000 and the Exynos model 5100 are the most stable and future-proof 5G models available right now. They support both non-standalone and standalone 5G networks.
The rest of the specifications don’t differ from the non-5G variant. This handset features the same Huawei’s own Kirin 980 SoC, 7.2 inch display and Android 9.0 Pie topped with EMUI 9.
We also see the original camera setup with 40MP + 20MP + 8 MP sensors. The handset also supports M-pen stylus which can be purchased separately.
The pre-orders for a 5G variant of Huawei Mate 20 X will start by the end of this month and the phone will be available for sale in June at £999. The non-5G variant is priced at £750 in the UK.