Huawei’s first 5G smartphone is finally here and it comes with the company’s proprietary Balong 5G modem which makes it the first time for that too. The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is quite unlike your conventional smartphones with its mammoth display but nevertheless it still very much maintains a smartphone appearance. Besides being a flagship that comes with a large display, a key feature of this smartphone is its 5G connectivity which is currently the Crème de la crème for high-end smartphones in this present time.
Key Specs and Features
- 7.2-inch, OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2244 pixel resolution
- Octa-Core Hisilicon Kirin 980 CPU with 8GB RAM
- 256GB built-in storage space with up to 256GB external nano memory support
- IP53 dust and splash resistant
- Triple 48MP +20MP + 8MP rear camera and 24MP front camera
- Android 9.0 Pie (EMUI 9.1)
- Non-removable 4, 200mAh Li-Po battery
Smartphones like this usually make you ask, just how big can a display on a device labeled ‘smartphone’ get? While it is arguably still within the smartphone dimension, the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G’s build follows the Huawei Mate 20 blueprint with its textured back and box camera area design. To help with the handling, the smartphone has an evenly distributed weight and a curved frame to help with a firm grip. Also, weighing just about 233g and having a thickness of 8.4mm is not over the top for a smartphone of this size.
Turning the smartphone to the front show a gorgeous 7.2-inch Full HD+ OLED screen but with a notch that is a bit too bold. Taking it to the inside of the smartphone, you have the best of Huawei’s processor onboard in the 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980. To corroborate that, there is an 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage which is enough for overall performance.
You can also take pictures with a triple rear camera setup including a 48MP main sensor, 20MP ultrawide sensor, and an 8MP telephoto lens for 2x zoom and it is powered by Leica optics. In the notch, there is a 24MP camera to cater for your selfies or any snapshot with your smartphone facing you.
To wrap things up, the smartphone draws power from a 4, 200mAh battery and considering the display size and 5G connectivity you’re going to need every bit of that, however, there is support for 40W fast charging. It will cost you just about $1, 250 which is around the cost of 5G smartphones like this one.