Huawei launches the Mate 20 X (5G)
The Mate 20 X is a dual-sim 5G smartphone (5G SIM+4G SIM) that supports both non-standalone and standalone 5G networks
Huawei has officially launched its first 5G commercial smartphone – the Huawei Mate 20 X (5G). Equipped with Huawei's 5G multi-mode terminal chips, the 7nm Balong 5000 and the Kirin 980, the device boasts 5G connectivity while retaining the ability to down shift to 4G, 3G and 2G as well as other network systems such as SA (Standalone, 5G independent network) and NSA (Non Standalone, 5G non-independent networking).
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 and standalone, to build local 5G networks according to the development of local 5G.
The first wave of networks of 5G networks will be classed as 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 network which is the ultimate true 5G solution. The advantage of standalone is simplification and improved efficiency, the eventual migration from 5G NSA to SA by operators should be invisible to the user.
Based on comparison with 5G smartphones announced on or before 4th July 2019, Huaweiclaims that the Mate 20 X (5G) is the world’s first 5G smartphone that works on both SA and NSA network architecture.
To better adapt to the evolving 5G era, the Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) uses a dual-core chipset design, sitting on the Balong 5000 chip alongside the AI-powered Kirin 980. According to Huawei, its dual-card design with support for 4G and 5G Dual-SIM card use, makes it easier to stay connected to 5G networks while traveling or accessing roaming services.