5G Huawei Mate 20 X coming for those of you that don't want a foldable phone

5G Huawei Mate 20 X coming for those of you that don't want a foldable phone
The 4G LTE Huawei Mate 20 X model

This past weekend Huawei announced its first 5G smartphone, the foldable Huawei Mate X. But as it turns out, the company also has a regular 5G device on the way for consumers that aren’t willing to spend over $2500 on a phone.

The device in question will be a special 5G variant of the ginormous Huawei Mate 20 X which was announced last October. Presumably, Huawei chose this model over the Mate 20 Pro and upcoming P30 series because of its large 7.2-inch display. After all, 5G network speeds are set to benefit media consumption drastically.

On the inside, the Huawei Mate 20 X features the company’s own Kirin 980 chip. Performance-wise, this chip sits somewhere between the Snapdragon 845 (OnePlus 6T, Samsung Galaxy Note 9) and the Snapdragon 855 (LG V50 ThinQ, Samsung Galaxy S10). The smartphone also boasts 6GB of RAM and a very respectable 128GB of internal storage.

If you choose to purchase this phone, Android 9 Pie straight out of the box paired with the EMUI 9 overlay is to be expected. The device also packs a massive 5,000mAh battery which also supports 22.5W fast charging, although there isn’t any wireless charging support.

As for the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G’s release date, no specific date has been provided yet but a release sometime during the second quarter is to be expected. No pricing details have been announced either. However, the current 4G LTE version costs €899 ($1,022) across most of Europe so a 5G version will likely cost in the region of €1,000 ($1,137).

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Mate 20 X
  • Display 7.2" 1080 x 2244 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 5000 mAh



1. pecapello

Posts: 106; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

For those that don't want it or for those that can't afford it ? I mean, who would choose the older technology over the newest generation piece of tech? It's a fact that by now phones became boring. The innovation rests in this new form factor that will flood the market in the coming years - including apple. And for those that will reply this comment trying to bash the new form factor: just hold your breath. Foldable phones are coming and they are here to stay. And everyone will have one. Including you, hater.

2. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 691; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

You say that like every new form factor that has ever been introduced became the de facto standard at some point. Sliders, clamshells, dual-screens--these are just a few kinds that gained some traction, but never became the standard. So don't assume that foldable phones will be the next big thing. Many fads have come and gone. It's possible that this one will too.

3. power21

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 15, 2015

I love this phone too bad I was scared to buy it. I wish more phoned was big like this.

6. jlczl

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 18, 2018

Why are you scared to buy it? It's my favorite phone even though I also have a Note 9.

4. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

How about a Huawei Mate 20 X 5G with 40w charger.

5. sunnyfpy

Posts: 283; Member since: May 12, 2013

Better alternative,yes

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