Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) Specifications and Price

The Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) is a variation of the original Mate 20 X, launched last November. The main notable difference between the two, other than the fact that the new model supports 5G networks (both SA and NSA for you 5G geeks out there) is the reduced battery capacity.

We assume this was necessary to keep the dimensions in check after adding all the necessary circuitry for 5G connectivity. The Mate 20 X (5G) has a 4,200 mAh cell, down 800 mAh from the original’s 5,000 mAh battery. While that’s rather disappointing, the capacity is still nothing to be ashamed of, and for the Mate 20 X (5G) there’s also support for 40W fast charging (whereas the non-5G Mate 20 X gets only 22.5W).

Huawei’s own Kirin 980 chipset is still at the helm, this time paired with the company’s Balong 5000 modem, the world’s first 7nm 5G multi-mode chip. The Mate 20 X (5G) supports the M-Pen stylus with its 4,096 levels of pressure. The accessory is sold separately.

Everything else, spec-wise, stays the same – the 5G model gets the original’s triple rear camera setup, with a 40 MP main f/1.8 shooter, 20 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide cam, and 8 MP f/2.4 5x optical zoom telephoto lens. It’s also got the same 7.2″ touchscreen, and it runs Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9 on top.

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G

Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(900), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300)
  • 5G: 5G SA / NSA / Sub6 / mmWave
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat21 1400/200 Mbps; 5G

Announcement

  • Announced: 2019, May
  • Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, June

Design

  • Dimensions: 174.6 x 85.4 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 232 g
  • Build: Front/back glass & aluminum frame
  • Colours: Emerald Green
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • IP53 dust and splash protection
  • Stylus (optional)

Display

  • Type: OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 7.2 inches, 130.7 cm2 (~87.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2244 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~346 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  • DCI-P3
  • HDR10

Operating System

  • Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9

Hardware

  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • External Storage: NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)

Camera

  • Main Camera: Triple (40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″, PDAF/Laser AF + 20 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.7″, PDAF/Laser AF + 8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), 1/4″, 5x optical zoom, OIS, PDAF/Laser AF)
  • Features: Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] (gyro-EIS), [email protected]
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 24 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: [email protected]

Multimedia

  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio
  • Dolby Atmos sound
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared port: Yes
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

Other Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 4200 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast battery charging 40W

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G

Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) Price

The Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) will be available in the UK in June in Emerald Green for £999. Pre-orders start in late May. You’ll be able to find it at EE, O2, Three, Vodafone, plus select retailers including SKY, MPD, and A1.

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