This year is certainly the maiden year for the introduction of 5G technology. At the MWC 2019 exhibition, 5G became the core keyword. Whether it is 5G chips, 5G equipment suppliers, operators or mobile terminal manufacturers, they are all vying to showcase their latest 5G progress. Major smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE and others have all released 5G smartphones.
At MWC2019, Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, released its first foldable phone (Huawei Mate X) which also supports 5G + 4G dual card dual standby. It comes with a €2,299 ($2616) price tag and will be listed around June this year. Subsequently, Huawei’s CEO, Yu Chengdong said that the upgraded version of the Mate 20X will support the 5G network.
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When Huawei finally releases the 5G version of the Mate 20X, it will be the second smartphone from Huawei to support the 5G network. Unfortunately, Huawei officials did not give more details, including when this device go public or if there will be more changes other than the 5G network.
The Huawei Mate 20X which is currently on sale uses a 7.2-inch drop screen. It comes with a Kirin 980 chip which uses graphene cooling technology. Other features in this smartphone include Leica triple camera, 5000 mAh large battery, 6GB+128GB memory and it costs 4999 yuan ($746). For Huawei, it will not be much of a challenge to merge the Kirin 980 with Balong 5000 5G modem.