The 5G Huawei Mate 20 X variant could feature a drastically smaller battery
Until today, the 5G variant of the Huawei Mate X was expected to sport almost identical specs. But as revealed by one industry insider, support for the next-generation networks could come a pretty big cost. In fact, rather than featuring a huge 5,000mAh battery like its 4G sibling, it's claimed that the 5G model will debut with a drastically smaller 4,200mAh cell.
To compensate this 800mAh reduction slightly, the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G will apparently support Huawei’s improved 40W fast charging technology. This means that, just like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro, users of the Mate 20 X’s 5G model should be able to achieve a 70% charge in just 30 minutes.
The 4,200mAh battery inside both the Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro produces stellar battery life results, but both phones do feature significantly smaller displays – 6.4 and 6.5-inches respectively – so it’ll remain to be seen how the battery holds up against that 7.2-inch panel found on the 5G Mate 20 X. It’s also worth pointing out that 5G modems are less efficient than standard 4G LTE ones, something that will further impact battery life.