Huawei’s debut 5G smartphone, the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, will launch in select markets earlier than the end of July, regardless of continued uncertainty around Huawei’s future as a producer of Android units. China’s state-run Global Times reports that the smartphone will go on sale in China on July 26th, while VentureBeat notes that the phone is presently out there to preorder from Amazon’s Italian site with a launch date of July 22nd, and will be available in the UAE on July 12th.
The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is similar to the present Mate 20 X externally, with the same 7.2-inch display, and a trio of rear cameras. Nonetheless, internally its elements have been upgraded slightly to deal with the demands of its 5G Balong 5000 modem. Its storage has been boosted from 128GB to 256GB, and its RAM has increased from 6GB to 8GB, the battery has been increased from 4,200mAh to 5,000mAh
In other nations, the release of Huawei’s first 5G handset is more uncertain due to the corporate’s continued presence on the USA’s Entity List, which has prompted Google to suspend its Android license. In the UK, Huawei had initially intended to launch it in June, however, the handset was subsequently dropped from the 5G launches of both EE and Vodafone.
There are indicators that the Trump administration could be set to ease restrictions on Huawei. However, there are still ongoing questions on how this may affect its future phones. For now, US officials have stated that Huawei will remain on the Entity List, however, that it’ll issue licenses and permit US companies to trade with Huawei “where there isn’t any threat to US national security.” However, it’s presently unclear what impact this might have on Huawei’s use of Android and ARM-based chipsets.