The Chinese tech giant Huawei is going to launch its first 5G smartphone, the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G in select markets before the end of August. Huawei is launching a 5G phone despite great uncertainty the company is facing as a manufacturer of Android devices.
Chinese state-run Global Times reports, that the device will go on sale in China on August 26th, while many other news outlets claim that the handset is currently available to preorder from Amazon’s Italian site with a release date of August 22nd. They also note that the device will be available in UAE on August 12th.
This 5G device is very similar to the existing Mate 20 X externally, with the same 7.2-inch display, and triple-rear camera system. However, the company has modified the internal components of the device and upgraded them to handle the demand of its 5G Balong 5000 modem. Moreover, the battery size has also been increased, which is from 4,200mAh to 5000mAh, with RAM increased from 6GB to 8GB and its storage has been increased from 128GB to 256GB.
Apart from these countries, the launch of this 5G phones in other countries is still very uncertain due to the company’s presence on the USA’s Entity list, which had previously caused Google to suspend its Android license. In the UK, the tech giant had intended to launch this device in June, but it is not clear when that will happen.
There are signs that the Trump administration could ease the restrictions on Huawei, but there are still questions regarding the future of Huawei’s phones. For the time being, US officials have stated that Huawei will remain on the Entity List, but it will issue licenses to the companies who want to do business with Huawei, where there is no threat to US national security, the official added.
Huawei recently, also jumped on the pop-up selfie camera phone league when the company launched its first-ever mid-range pop-up selfie camera phone Huawei Y9 Prime. The pop-up camera phone by Huawei is by far the cheapest phone in the market and also offers many exciting features that completely justifies the price range.