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The 5G Huawei Mate 20 X has a smaller 4200mAh battery but faster 40W charging


With the heightened increase in the availability of 5G connectivity, several OEMs are also launching their own 5G-compatible devices. Samsung, for example, is ready to launch their Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, a special variant of their Galaxy S10 smartphone which includes better cameras, a bigger display, and, of course, 5G support. In the meantime, one of the leading smartphone companies, LG has also announced the LG V50 ThinQ with support for 5G connectivity. Other companies like OnePlus, OPPO, Lenovo, and ZTE are also preparing 5G devices. Of course, Chinese giant Huawei is also joining this bandwagon, but with two new devices to their name.

Huawei’s contenders

Although the second foldable smartphone, Huawei Mate X, will arrive with support for 5G, Huawei decided to go a step further. The Chinese company is also planning to launch a more classic designed phone; the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G. The device is confirmed to launch on China Unicom soon. The exact pricing and availability have not been unveiled. More interestingly, the device also packs some more hardware changes apart from the obvious modem differences. The 5G Huawei Mate 20 X has already appeared in a hands-on video from YouTube channel Zing Gadget (via GSMArena), showing off its main specifications.

Huawei Mate 20X 5G

The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G has the same 7.2″ Samsung OLED display, the same triple rear camera setup as Mate 20 Pro. There are striking similarities in the exterior design, the ports and even the Kirin 980 SoC processor. In addition to all these similarities, the fingerprint scanner, and more are also similar. Some additional space was needed to make room for the new modem and antennas. The battery is now smaller when compared to the 5,000 mAh cell included in the 4G Mate 20 X—it’s now a smaller 4,200 mAh battery. To make up for this deficit, however, the 5G model also adds support for 40W SuperCharge 2.0 support. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS, Honor Magic 2, and Huawei P30 Pro are the only other Huawei and Honor-branded devices with 40W fast charging.