The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is finally available in the UK from Three UK and Sky Mobile at the price of £999 SIM-free, with a free Huawei M-Pen.
“We will always put our consumers first, regardless of the challenges we face and this announcement demonstrates the continued confidence in Huawei from customers and partners,” said Anson Zhang, managing director of Huawei consumer business group UK.
“We also have a responsibility to make it clear to consumers that nothing has changed and we are confident about the future, and will always ensure our consumers enjoy the best possible experience on their Huawei devices. We are grateful to our millions of loyal consumers in the UK – and we will soon welcome millions more.”
Huawei unveiled its new 5G-ready smartphone back in May, and it was due to be launched in the UK in June. However, both EE and Vodafone decided to drop the smartphone when they both launched their 5G networks.
Three have the 5G smartphone on several monthly plans ranging from £48 to £61.99, depending on how much data you want. As usual, Three’s upfront prices are higher than others and it will cost you £79 upfront for any of these monthly deals. You do a get the free Huawei M-Pen with each package offered though.
The company are offering an unlimited data package at 6 months half price – £30.50 for six months – then £61 and a free Huawei M-Pen.
If you’re looking to avoid paying any upfront cost, you can get an unlimited package but it will cost you a whopping £90 per month.
The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is essentially a 5G-enabled version of the Mate 20 X that the Chinese company launched in October.
Aside from its whopping 7.2-inch display, it’s packing Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor, a huge 4,200mAh battery and a triple camera array on the back, consisting of standard zoom, telephoto zoom and super wide angle.
Powered by the same 7nm Kirin 980 chip as its current flagships, Mate 20 X 5G uses the Balong 5000 chipset to enable the next-generation mobile connectivity. It also supports previous-gen networks – everything from 2G up to 5G – and Huawei claims switching between these networks is possible with lower latency and reduced power consumption.
It has a lower-capacity 4,200mAh battery than the 5,000mAh pack inside the regular Mate 20 X, but supports 40W SuperCharge for faster charging and has an AI-powered optimisation mode for regulating power consumption in the background.
The 5G Mate 20 X also features an advanced cooling solution with a vapour chamber and graphene heat pipes, known as SuperCool. This will help keep things cool when streaming 4K video and intensive games.
Other specifications are largely similar to that of the standard Mate 20 X, which is a larger version of the Mate 20 with a 7.2in FullView (2244×1080) IPS display and the addition of a headphone jack, but the loss of wireless charging and waterproofing. It has the same core hardware and triple-lens (40Mp + 20Mp + 8Mp) rear camera.
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G Specs
|DISPLAY||Screen Size: 7.2 inches
Screen Colour: 16.7 million colours
Colour Gamut: Wide Colour Gamut(DCI-P3)
Screen Type: OLED
Resolution: FHD+ 1080 x 2244
|PROCESSOR||CPU Model: Huawei Kirin 980 + Balong 5000
CPU Frequency: 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.6 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 1.92 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.8 GHz
|OPERATING SYSTEM||EMUI 9.1 (Based on Android 9)|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM
NM card: support up to 256 GB
Leica Triple Camera:
40 MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 20 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture), supports autofocus (laser focus, phase focus, contrast focus), supports AIS (Huawei AI Image Stabilisation).Front Camera:
24 MP, f/2.0 aperture, supports fixed focal length.
*The photo pixels may vary depending on the shooting mode.
|BATTERY||4200 mAh (Typical Value)|
|CHARGING||HUAWEI SuperCharge (Max 40 W)|
|NETWORK:||Primary SIM card:
5G NR: N77 / N78 / N79
4G LTE TDD: B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
4G LTE FDD: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B7 / B8 / B9 / B12 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B26 / B28 / B32
3G WCDMA: B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B6 (Japan) / B8 / B19 (Japan);
2G GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8 (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz)Secondary SIM card:
4G LTE TDD: B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
4G LTE FDD: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B7 / B8 / B9 / B12 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B26 / B28
2G GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8 (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz)
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Bluetooth: BT 5.0, BLE, SBC, AAC, LDAC and HWA Audio are supported.
Type-C, USB 3.1 GEN1
PC Data Synchronisation
|LOCATION||Support GPS (L1 + L5 dual band) / AGPS / Glonass / BeiDou / Galileo (E1 + E5a dual band) / QZSS (L1 + L5 dual band)|
|NFC||Read Write mode / Peer to Peer mode / Card Emulation mode (payment by *SIM card, or HCE) is supported.
*SIM card only support SIM 1 slot.
Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, laser sensor, Barometer, Infrared sensor, Colour temprature sensor
|AUDIO||Audio File Format: *.mp3, *.mp4, *.3gp, *.ogg, *.amr, *.aac, *.flac, *.wav, *.midi
Audio Codec: MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-WB, PCM, OGG, FLAC, LDAC, HWA, AC-3, eAC-3, AC-4
|VIDEO||Video File Format: *.3gp, *.mp4
Video Codec: Supports 4K, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, Xvid, VP8, VP9