The Huawei Mate 20 series was launched in London back in October last year. The lineup included the Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X and Mate 20 RS. Today, Huawei announced the 5G version of the Mate 20 X in UK. The Mate 20 X is positioned as a gaming smartphone. However, the 5G variant comes with two notable differences from the original Mate 20 X.
As the name implies, the Mate 20 X (5G) supports 5G connectivity, It will be available on networks from EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone. The device is powered by a 4,200mAh battery which, is smaller than the the Mate 20 X’s 5,000mAh battery. 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.
Other core specs on the 5G variant are the same as found on the original model. The device sports a large 7.2-inch OLED display with a waterdrop notch on the top. It is equipped with HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset along with the Balong 5G modem to enable connectivity to the new standard. The 5G model also retains the original’s triple camera setup consisting of a 40MP f/1.8 main sensor, 20MP ultra-wide lens and an 8MP telephoto camera. The device runs Android 9 Pie out of the box.
The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G will be available in the UK in June for €999 (~Rs 78,337) in an Emerald Green colour. The non-5G variant currently retails at €750 (~Rs 58,812) in the UK.