Huawei’s rumored 5G variant of the Mate 20 X is finally official. The smartphone has been formally launched in the UK, where it will be going on sale for a recommended retail price of £999 starting from June. It will be available via EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone and a few retailers as well.
As you may have guessed by its name already, the Mate 20 X 5G is nearly identical to the standard Mate 20 X that was launched in November last year, except for the addition of 5G connectivity. The new Mate 20 X 5G comes with support for both SA (Standalone) and NSA (Non-standalone) 5G networks. This has been made possible thanks to Huawei’s Balong 5G modem.
The other major difference between the Mate 20 X 5G and the standard Mate 20 X is the battery capacity. While the standard Mate 20 X is equipped with a massive 5000mAh capacity battery, the 5G variant packs a smaller 4200mAh battery. It is possible that Huawei decided to use a smaller battery due to the reduction of component space inside the phone after the addition of the 5G modem.
Rest of the hardware, however, remains identical to the Mate 20 X. You get a 7.2-inch OLED display with 1080 x 2244 pixels resolution, DCI-P3 color space coverage, and HDR10 support. Under the hood, it runs on a 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset with a Mali-G76 MP10 GPU. At the rear is a 40MP + 20MP + 8MP triple-camera array with Leica optics and 5x optical zoom.
For selfies, the Mate 20 X 5G has a 24MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture. Some of the other key highlights include Dolby Atmos sound, an IR blaster, USB 3.1 Type-C port, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, IP53 splash resistance, and fast charging support.