Etisalat launches Huawei 5G Mate 20 X smartphone in UAE

Etisalat intends to build 1,000 5G sites around the country in 2019

5G enables uninterrupted 4K video streaming, enhanced gaming experience, AR, VR, IoT, AI, autonomous vehicles and more.
5G enables uninterrupted 4K video streaming, enhanced gaming experience, AR, VR, IoT, AI, autonomous vehicles and more.

Etisalat has unveiled Huawei's first commercial 5G-enabled smartphone, Huawei Mate 20 X (5G). The Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) is the second 5G device to be offered by Etisalat and will be available at Etisalat stores from 12th July. Etisalat began taking pre-orders for the device on 1st July.

Dr Ahmed bin Ali, group senior vice president, corporate communications, Etisalat, said: “With continuous investments in technology and innovation on the network, Etisalat’s infrastructure enables 5G connectivity today for all fixed and mobile devices. For this year alone, we will have up to 1,000 5G sites across the UAE.”

Etisalat subscribers can now enjoy the ultra-high speed of the 5G network across the country of up to 1Gbps and lower latency of around 1 millisecond. With 5G, subscribers can enjoy uninterrupted 4K video streaming, enhanced gaming experience, AR, VR, IoT, AI, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, wearable technology and more.

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At around 20 times faster than 4G and with ultra-low latency, 5G service will allow users to stream live 4K resolution video with virtually no lag.

David Wang, country manager for Huawei Consumer Business Group in the UAE, said, “We are happy to be a part of this historical milestone and we highly anticipated to join the first 5G network roll-out by Etisalat in the UAE. The Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) with its wide range of patented 5G technologies is expected to represent high-speed connectivity and powerful performance, and usher UAE users in a new exciting era of smart mobile technologies.

“We began to develop the 5G technologies in 2009 and invested significant effort into developing 5G across our device, network and chipset offerings. This allowed Huawei to amass a number of patents that are synergistic with its smartphones, facilitating rapid iterations towards better 5G experiences.”

The Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) comes with two chipsets, the Balong 5000-a 7nm 5G multi-mode chipset capable of connecting a wide range of network protocols including 4G, 3G and 2G-and the Kirin 980, Huawei’s fastest chipset yet and the brand’s 7nm SoC chip.

The device features a 7.2-inch AMOLED screen, ideal for streaming and gaming, which is also boosted by GPU Turbo 3.0 for a better visuals. The Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) also includes a Leica Triple Camera setup complete with a 40MP wide angle camera, 20MP ultra-wide camera and the 8MP telephoto camera that enables photography from macro to Ultra-Wide.

The standalone price of a Huawei Mate 20X 5G is AED3,523, or purchase though pay plans on a 12, 18, or 24-month contract starting from AED 153.

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