Huawei first foldable smartphone, Huawei Mate X, was unveiled at MWC 2019 earlier this year. This smartphone supports 5G+4G dual card dual standby but it comes with a massive €2,299 euros ($2,600 or £2,000) price tag. If all 5G smartphone will come with a similar price tag, the 5G will be for the elite only. However, Huawei CEO said that the upcoming version of Huawei Mate 20X will support the 5G network. This will be a cheaper option for those who want to explore the 5G network.
Today, Huawei Mate X got the CE certification of Rheinland TÜV, a mandatory certification for phones to sell in Europe. After the event, a Huawei official, Bruce Lee, said that the company is cooperating with different operators worldwide. He also said that the Huawei Mate 20X 5G version is coming and it is a cheaper 5G phone. “The price of Huawei Mate X is very high, the Mate 20X gives potential buyers more options” he added.
Huawei does not expect the sales of the Mate 20X 5G version to be large. The company only wants its customers to have a cheaper option. The 4G version of Huawei Mate 20 X uses a 7.2-inch drop screen display. It comes with a Kirin 980 chip and it uses a 5000 mAh large battery with graphene cooling technology. Huawei Mate 20X 5G version will integrate Balong 5000 5G modem to achieve 5G Internet access. According to Bruce Lee, the arrival time of this smartphone considers many variables. Network access and operator readiness are a few. He added that Huawei does not want to hasten the network.