There was a time when our phones had a 2G network and then 3G before it was upgraded to 4G network. Nowadays we hear countries are racing to take steps to deploy 5G networks. But what is it really all about 5G and what does it mean to us consumers?
5G will not only make our smartphones better, but it will also usher in new immersive experiences, such as VR and AR, with faster data rates and lower latency. But in order to enjoy this potential speed we would need a phone that is equipped with 5G. HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G), the King of 5G Smartphones, is one of the first phones in line to provide us a better 5G experience. Let us discover what this phone can do!
What is SA and NSA? Why are they important?
There is one important thing that you need to know before you buy your next 5G smartphone: It should have both Non-standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA). Currently, the global 5Gindustryisrapidly expanding intothecommercialphase.Telecomoperators invariouscountries and regions have adopted twomainstreamnetworkingmethods, Non-standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA), to buildlocal5Gnetworks according to the developmentoflocal5G.
The first wave of networks of 5G networks will be classed as Non-Standalone (NSA), which is to say the 5G networks will be supported by existing 4G infrastructure. However moving forward there will be a switch to the 5G Standalone (SA) network which is the ultimate true 5G solution. The advantage of Standalone (SA) is simplification and improved efficiency, the eventual migration from 5G NSA to SA by operators should be invisible to the user.
Huawei Mate20 X (5G) is the world’s first 5G smartphone* that works on both SA (Standalone) and NSA (Non-Standalone) network architecture. If users purchase a phone that only supports (NSA), once the migration to (SA) takes place, phones that lack this feature will not work with (SA) 5G networks. As an example if users with 5G smartphones that only support Non-standalone (NSA) travel to countries where there is a Standalone (SA) 5G, their smartphones will not work. China Telecom has announced that it will move to SA by 2020, meaning that only devices with SA support will work in China.
Meanwhile with HuaweiMate20X(5G) users can rest assured as the device is able to support both Non-standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) 5G networks, meaning that it can work in different countries and at the different stages of the 5G networks development. It is be able tomeet the communicationcapabilities of usersandoperators atdifferentstages ofhardwaredevelopment.
*Claim based on comparison with all 5G smartphones currently announced on or before 4th July 2019.
Two chips for improved performance
The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) provides a theoretical speed of up to 4.6Gbps download speed, saving you lots of time and frustration when streaming and downloading. Regardless of your mobile network maturity, high speed connectivity is guaranteed thanks to two chipsets: Kirin 980 and world’s first 7nm 5G multi-mode chipset Balong 5000.
With Balong 5000 latency from multi-mode data exchange is avoided effectively, as well as performance and data transfer efficiency. While Kirin 980 keeps your phone performance at best whether you are gaming, listening to songs or texting.
Having a small screen means you narrow your eyes and strain them especially when you try to catch all the details of the action in a game or movie. A large display area does make all the difference. The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) comes with a 7.2 inch OLED FHD+ display, perfect to immerse yourself in an exceptional entertainment experience. It also takes gaming to a new space, where you are aware of all the movements in your game so you miss no details.
Stay powered long enough
HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) has a 4200mAh battery that is one of the biggest smartphone batteries available on the market, and it is as safe as it is large – being TUV Rheinland certified. So play your favorite music and stay up to the moment with your social media feed and more without having to worry. Additionally, it also has HUAWEI 40W SuperCharge to top up your device in as much less time as possible.
Even if you’re running graphically-intensive games at high settings, this device stays cool and does not stutter thanks to the integration of HUAWEI SuperCool – a groundbreaking cooling solution that delivers an outstanding cooling performance.
So, if you are looking for a 5G smartphone, HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) should be your first choice. It has been tested and tried with a number of telecom carriers around the world before the official launch. It delivers all the 5G features as well as a wholly different user experience.
 The handset adopts a curved display design that measures 7.2 inches diagonally. This is not representative of the actual display size.