Yesterday, China Unicom revealed that there is a 5G version of the Huawei Mate 20 X in the works, today the CEO of the Consumer division confirmed it. Note the Huawei’s first 5G phone is the foldable Mate X and despite the similar names, this is the largest member of the Mate 20 family rather than the foldable phone.
China Unicom posted an image of the device, which looks identical save for the 5G logo. As a quick reminder, the Mate 20 X has a 7.2” OLED display, Kirin 980 chipset, and the same triple camera as the Mate 20 Pro.
China Unicom shared a photo of the Huawei Mate 20 X, the first üne standard pay Huawei smartphone with 5G support, and unveiled some of the device’s features. No, the Huawei Mate 20 X is not the company’s first 5G supported phone. Huawei Mate X, a foldable phone, was the Chinese company’s first 5G phone. Do not interfere with names; The Huawei Mate 20 X is a member of the Mate 20 family with a large display and 5G support, while the Mate X is a foldable smartphone.
According to China Unicom, the Huawei Mate 20 X will have a 7.2 inch OLED display. The same device will have the same triple camera installation as the Mate 20 Pro and will have the same Kirin 980 processor. While the Huawei has fixed the Mate 20 X to a value of 4,200 mAh, the 40 W high-speed charger will be able to charge from 0 to 70% in just half an hour. If we think that Mate 20 X has a price of around 800 euro, we can say that the 5G supported model will have a price of around 1,300 euro.
China Unicom predicts the launch of 15 different 5G smartphones in 2019. These devices include Oppo Reno 10x zoom 5G, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G, and Vivo Nex S 5G. Other Chinese companies are expected to introduce a 5G supported phone.