5G is on and regional telecom operators are quickly developing 5G commercial deployments. GCC countries are in the 1st wave of 5G rollout. Timing is everything, people often say. That’s why Huawei is launching the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G), currently acclaimed as the king of 5G Smartphones and Huawei’s first 5G commercial smartphone in the market.

It is worth pointing out that Huawei started developing its 5G technology as early as 2009 and have hired thousands of employees engaged in 5G development or invested more than USD1.4 billion. While the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is set for launch next month, let’s discover more about it.

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 5G industry is rapidly expanding into the commercial phase.

Telecom operators in various countries and regions have adopted two mainstream networking methods, Non-standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA), to build local 5G networks according to the development of local 5G.

The first wave 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 Huawei Mate 20 X (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 able to meet the communication capabilities of users and operators at different stages of hardware development.

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 via its 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.

Two Sim cards for optimum connection
HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is the World’s first Dual-Sim 5G smartphone that supports Dual-SIM features (5G SIM+4G SIM).Thanks to its dual-card design, you stay connected to 5G networks while traveling or accessing roaming services.

Matrix Triple Camera
Huawei has made the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) with Leica cameras. On the back, there’s a triple camera array in a distinctive square: 40MP wide angle camera, 20MP ultra-wide camera and 8MP telephoto lens. Up front, there’s a 24MP selfie camera. The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) can produce astonishing snaps in a variety of scenarios, ultra-wide and macro shots.

Seamless gaming experience
The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) has an enormous 7.2-inch OLED FHD+ screen. It is so huge! For hard gamers, this is an experience like no other. You have a 7.2-inch screen to enjoy with minor little circle hanging down from the top center. Even if you’re running graphically-intensive games at high settings, this device stays cool and responsive thanks to the integration of HUAWEI SuperCool – a groundbreaking cooling solution that utilizes graphene film and vapor chamber to deliver an outstanding cooling performance.

Long-lasting battery
It’s quite unfortunate when your device dies down and you do not know if the header was a goal or got deflected. Thankfully, you don’t experience this with the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G). It has a massive 4200mAh and HUAWEI 40W SuperCharge to top up 70 percent of your device in just 30 minutes.

If you want to be among the first set of people in the world to try out the 5G experience, the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) (affectionately referred to asthe King of 5G Smartphones) is the phone to usher you into the new world of mobile telephony. It is an interesting device packed with excellent features that is worth your serious consideration.