Published: Mon, May 20, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Huawei to launch Mate 20 X 5G phone in the UK

Huawei to launch Mate 20 X 5G phone in the UK

At a London-based "5G - Beyond the Hype" event, Huawei invited luminaries both from within the company and outside of it to discuss what 5G is really all about.

The Huawei Mate 20 series was launched in London back in October past year. However, the 5G variant comes with support for 40W fast charging, compared to 22.5W on the regular Mate 20 X. Buyers will also be able to buy an M-pen stylus (sold separately) with the Mate 20 X 5G, which is similar to the S-pen in the Galaxy Note 9.

The Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) will be available in Britain from June. The new model features a 4200mAh battery as opposed to the 4G model's 5000mAh battery. Aside from its whopping 7.2-inch display, it's packing Huawei's Kirin 980 processor, a huge 4,200mAh battery and a triple camera array on the back, consisting of standard zoom, telephoto zoom and super wide angle.

We've already seen the Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) in a leaked hands-on video and press renders last month, and even its retail packaging got outed.


The Mate 20 X 5G is obviously still a flagship device by all accounts and will work on all local carriers in Britain, including EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone.

Chinese telecom giant Huawei on Thursday officially brought its first commercial 5G smartphone to the United Kingdom, as British carriers are set to provide 5G network services in some areas of the country soon. In our review of the device, we called it the Godzilla of phones.

Huawei's Mate 20 Pro was one of the biggest hits of 2018 and it has every right to brag about its success.

Given that the non-5G Mate 20 X now retails for about £750 in the United Kingdom, you are paying quite a hefty premium for that 5G connectivity. The Mate 20 X is positioned as a gaming smartphone.

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