The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is an exciting device, packing hardware credentials to match the best in the business today. However, the smartphone has received a lukewarm response in crucial markets mostly due to the bad press that Huawei received following the recent trade standoff between the American and Chinese governments. But this isn’t deterring the company from launching the phone in more markets. A new report indicates that the Mate 20 X 5G is launching in the United Arab Emirates today (July 12), followed by Italy on July 22 and China on July 26.
Originally launched in May, the Mate 20 X 5G has the distinction of being the world’s first commercially available 5G smartphone. To compare, the first 5G phone only arrived in the U.S. by June in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Although the Mate 20 X 5G was expected to launch in the UK several weeks ago, multiple delays pushed it further.
More recently, the tensions between the American and Chinese governments have eased somewhat, offering great relief to Huawei. This should also result in a normalization of the company’s relationship with Google, with some reports pegging that the company may be working with the Mountain View giant for the Pixel 4. The phone is expected to be a Pixel version of the Mate 20 Pro, barring a few changes like the placement of the sensor.
As for the Mate 20 X 5G launching in the U.S., I fear we’re still some distance away since the diplomatic issues are only now being resolved. A smartphone like this will certainly spice up the U.S. smartphone industry, though. What do you think?
Source: Venture Beat
Via: The Verge