Last year, Huawei had introduced the Mate 20 X gaming-centric smartphone alongside the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro flagship phones in October. Today, the company has introduced the Mate 20 X 5G as its first 5G smartphone for China. The handset is already available for purchase in some regions like Europe (select markets) and UAE and today the smartphone has gone official in the home market. The Mate 20 X 5G is the first 5G phone in China to offer dual-SIM support.
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G Specifications
The regular Mate 20 X came in colours like Midnight blue and Phantom Silver. However, the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G that sports a 5G logo on its rear comes in an Emerald Green colour. The smartphone is equipped with a dual-SIM slot. Its first SIM supports 5G connectivity and the second SIM slot supports only 4G LTE networks.
Because of the presence of the Balong 5000 5G modem, the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G supports 5G connectivity. The required internal modifications for housing 5G related components have caused the phone to feature a smaller battery of 4,200mAh capacity. The regular Mate 20 X has a massive 5,000mAh battery with 22.5W rapid charging support. Huawei has upped fast charging to 40W on the Mate 20 X 5G phone. The rest of its specifications are identical with the regular version of Mate 20 X.
The Mate 20 X 5G features a 7.2-inch OLED display with waterdrop notch. It supports 18.7:9 aspect ratio and full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,244 pixel. The flagship smartphone is fueled by the Kirin 980 chipset. The SoC is supported by 8GB of RAM and it is equipped with a native storage of 256GB. For additional storage, the smartphone offers hybrid SIM slot that supports a nanoSD card slot.
The front notch of the Mate 20 X 5G has a 24-megapixel selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture and HDR. The back panel of the phone is fitted with a square-shaped camera housing that includes Leica engineered three camera sensors and an LED flash. It includes a 40-megapixel primary lens with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF, an OIS enabled 8-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and a ultrawide 20-megapixel lens with PDAF.
The EMUI 9.1 based Android 9 Pie runs on the Mate 20 X 5G. Its other features include Dolby Atmos support, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, face unlock, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C and a 3.5mm audio jack
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G Price and Availability
The Mate 20 X 5G smartphone carries a price tag of 6,199 Yuan (~Rs 62,200) in China. The pre-orders of the phone will start on July 26th, and the first sale is scheduled for August 16th.