Huawei goes 5G. Welcome in, the Mate 20 X

A mobile phone company called Huawei announced a phone late last night. You might not have heard about them because they’re hardly ever in the news 🙂

Thing is, this is a 5G phone, and it’s a first for the company. The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is powered by a powerful Kirin 980 and delivers on multiple fronts – superb performance, rapid speeds, a large display, long battery life and a great camera.

Wait though, because this puppy isn’t going to be cheap. You can buy it in June for ÂŁ999. EE and Three have stated that they’ll both be offering the handset on contracts. EE told us…

EE will be offering the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G in the UK, which will be able to take advantage of EE’s 5G network when it launches later in 2019.

They’ll be taking the Mate X folding phone and the Huawei Pro 5G home router too.

Meanwhile Three told us…

Three can announce that the Huawei Mate 20 5G smartphone will be the first 5G ready device to come to Three.

We’re hearing that O2 and Vodafone will be carrying it also.

The Mate 20 X is, no doubt about it, a beast of a thing. Just listen to some of these details. “The world’s first liquid multi-dimensional cooling system”, that’s mad cool. It’s also got a 7.2″ OLED screen. Check that out! It wasn’t too long ago that we were using tablets with 7″ screens – now here’s a phone with a 7.2″ display! It’s a 1080 x 2244 18.7:9 unit.

In addition there’s the Huawei M-Pen, which has a massive 4,096 levels of pressure to let you add a natural amount of pressure for a natural response.

Around back you’ll notice the camera setup, which Huawei call a “Matrix Camera”. It’s all Leica kit, with a 40 megapixel wide-angle camera, a 20 megapixel ultra-wide camera and an 8 megapixel telephoto camera. This all comes with a flash and the AI scene-detection to adapt the camera settings for a better photo.

Other specs include a 24 megapixel front camera, Android 9 and 8GB of RAM plus 256GB of storage.

You can also expect dual-band WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. We do, however, know that it’ll have the 40W Huawei SuperCharge system. This will quick boost and replenish your battery, and you get AI-control to ensure that your battery only consumes what it needs.

It’ll be available in “Emerald Green” only.


5G is Here: Huawei Launches Its First Commercial 5G Smartphone
HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G)

London 16th May 2019 – Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today launched its first commercial 5G handset—HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G). Powered by Kirin 980 and the world’s first 7nm 5G multi-mode chipset Balong 5000, the latest Huawei smartphone introduces consumers to 5G with a premium experience comprising high-speed connectivity, flagship performance, large display, reliable battery life and more. The 7.2-inch[1] smartphone harnesses a wide spectrum of patented technologies to support standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) 5G networking modes, as well as multiple generations of network technology, allowing consumers to experience high speed connectivity regardless of their mobile network operators’ infrastructure maturity. The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) will be available in the UK from June for RRP ÂŁ999.

Dual-Chipset Solution Powers 5G Connectivity
Over the past decade, Huawei has invested significant efforts into developing 5G, amassing a considerable number of patents for its chipset, device and cloud offerings along the way. So far, Huawei has established more than ten5G R&D centers globally with an expert team of over 2,000 5G engineers.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is designed for the age of 5G. Forming a dual-chipset solution together with the market-tested Kirin 980, the Balong 5000 chipset represents a culmination of Huawei’s efforts in researching and developing mobile network technologies. As a next-generation multi-mode chipset, Balong 5000 is compatible with multiple generations of network technologies, from 2G through to 5G. Switching occurs at a low latency and power consumption, greatly improving the user experience in all use cases. Flexibly supporting both SA and NSA 5G networking modes, the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is compatible with 5G networks at any stage of deployment around the world, adding another layer of convenience for frequent travelers[2].

Immerse in All 5G Has on Offer
In anticipation of the new entertainment and productivity possibilities that 5G will bring, the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is equipped with a 7.2-inch FullView Display that provides an ultra-large viewing area for an immersive experience.

Available as a separate purchase, the HUAWEI M-Pen adds a new mode of interaction with the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G). Supporting 4,096 levels of pressure, it works seamlessly with a range of productivity apps[3] to let consumers do more on the go. Outside the mobile office, the powerful stylus also enriches the experience on leisure and entertainment apps—for instance, users can use it to flip pages on supported e-book apps, mimicking the way how they read physical books for a more authentic reading experience.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is equipped with a Matrix Camera, consisting of three Leica lenses fitted to a 40MP wide-angle camera, a 20MP ultra-wide camera and an 8MP telephoto camera. From ultra-wide to macro photography, the Matrix Camera delivers an outstanding photography experience. Powerful AI synergizes with the cameras to take smartphone photography to the next level.

HUAWEI SuperCool, an advanced cooling solution consisting of a vapor chamber and graphene heat pipes, ensures the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) remains consistently stable and cool even when playing back high-definition videos or running graphics-intensive apps.

All-Day Battery Life

With faster connectivity comes a greater demand for data. 5G will introduce high fidelity media and game data streaming and new social and productivity app functionalities. All of this translates into a need for more power, a demand that the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) addresses with its 4200mAh battery.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) supports 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge, a fast charging solution certified by TĂśV Rheinland, an authoritative and independent international organisation that provides product safety assessment and certification services. To take the battery life even further, HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) features an AI-powered battery optimizer that intelligently manages and regulates power consumption in the background.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) will be available in Emerald Green, to pre-order in the UK, from late May and on-sale from June at selected retailers including EE, O2, Three and Vodafone plus selected re-sellers including SKY, MPD and A1 for RRP ÂŁ999.