Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, Oppo Reno 10x zoom 5G pictured

Peter, 18 April 2019

Yesterday, China Unicom teased that it will carry the 5G version of the Huawei Mate 20 X in the works, today the CEO of the Consumer division confirmed it. Note the Huawei’s first 5G phone is the foldable Mate X and despite the similar names, this is the largest member of the Mate 20 family rather than the foldable phone.

China Unicom posted an image of the device, which looks identical save for the 5G logo. As a quick reminder, the Mate 20 X has a 7.2” OLED display, Kirin 980 chipset and the same triple camera as the Mate 20 Pro.

There will be one change, however, the battery capacity will be reduced to 4,200mAh (down from 5,000mAh). As a consolation, 40W battery charging will be enabled (up from 22.5W). This means 0-70% charge in just half an hour.

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G

The Huawei Mate X is coming out in June for €2,300 while the 4G version of the Mate 20 X can be had for around €800. The 5G model is expected to arrive after June and the price will be somewhere in between those two.

By the way, China Unicom’s post covered more than the Huaweis, it promised a total of 15 5G phones from 12 brands (including Oppo, vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE), plus 5G hotspots. This includes a 5G version of the Oppo Reno 10x zoom.

Oppo Reno 10x zoom 5G
Oppo Reno 10x zoom 5G

There’s no info on whether that will feature hardware changes too. The other 5G phones include the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G, a 5G-enabled vivo NEX S and a nubia phone.

vivo NEX S 5G nubia 5G phone 5G routers/hotspots too
vivo NEX S 5G • nubia 5G phone • 5G routers/hotspots too

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Reader comments

Besides, even if u have a 5G smartphone right now, it'll take years before 5G becomes available worldwide. So unless you're living in a country that's about to adapt to 5G, you're basically wasting more money than u should as of now

  • Vic

4200mah is a HUGE drop, yet the phone is exactly the same size as 4G model, I definitely wouldn't pay more for that regardless of 5g.

  • Anonymous

The thickness of my M20X is not bad at all. With that power hungry Balong they could have made it thicker. Maybe just trying to get it out quick with the same frame. Hopefully the M30X 5g will have the 5k battery and 2k display.