The Huawei Mate 30 5G will launch in December, it’s been revealed. The announcement was made during a 5G conference in Russia earlier this week, when a representative shared a timeline for the impending release of the firm’s upcoming 5G smartphones — with the foldable Huawei Mate X scheduled to launch in September and the aforementioned Huawei Mate 30 5G at the very end of the year.
That said, now the United States is lifting its trade ban on Huawei, there’s a chance the release date of the much-anticipated Huawei Mate 30 5G could be brought forward. Huawei has long been rumoured to be launching the standard 4G Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro in November, so the Huawei Mate 30 5G could be brought in line with that, after being showcased at IFA 2019 in Berlin in September.
The Huawei Mate 30 5G won’t be Huawei’s first 5G handset, though — nor will it be the second. That honour goes to the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, which was announced towards the end of May and hit the shelves in some regions towards the end of June. The next device on its roadmap is the foldable Huawei Mate X, so if the release date isn’t brought forward, the Huawei Mate 30 5G will be its third 5G smartphone.