Huawei is Unveiling its First 5G Phone for the UK Next Week

By Shabana Arif on at

Huawei's unveiling a new phone next week. TechRadar reports that it's likely that the handset will be the Huawei's Mate 20 X 5G - a 5G capable version of the smartphone manufacturer's Huawei Mate 20 X that launched alongside the regular Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro last year.

Currently the only confirmed 5G device in Huawei's range is the foldable Mate X, which may hit retailers as early as June. So perhaps the company is teasing the launch for the foldable at its event "to celebrate the launch of Huawei’s first 5G smartphone".

Last month, Huawei revealed that its Mate 30 range might also incorporate 5G.

Here's a reminder of the existing Mate 20 X's specs:

  • 85.4 mm width, 174.6 mm height, 8.15 mm depth
  • 232g
  • Midnight Blue
  • 7.2 inch OLED display (1080 x 2244)
  • Huawei Kirin 980 chipset (2 x 2.6 GHz + 2 x 1.92 GHz + 4 x 1.8 GHz)
  • Android 9 Pie with Huawei EMUI 9.0 overlay
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB storage with nano-memory card expansion up to 256GB
  • Leica triple back camera: 40 MP (wide angle lens, f/1.8) + 20 MP (ultra wide lens, f/2.2) + 8 MP (telephoto, f/2.4), AIS (AI Image stabilisation)
  • 24MP f/2.0 front-facing camera
  • USB-C charging and headphone port (combined), 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 5000 mAh battery
  • £799

The 20 X is a beast when it comes to size, but that would be a boon to gamers looking for a 5G gaming phone. We'll have more news following the event.