China's Huawei unveils 1st 5G smartphone in Kuwait

Joanna Estrada
July 15, 2019

Now, anonymous sources quoted by the Global Times have revealed that the company's first 5G smartphones will be the Mate 20 X, and its launch will take place at an exclusive event at Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen, China. The 5G powered Mate 20X is identical to the regular Mate 20X (launched back in October 2018), externally.

Fahad Mhawesh, a 29-year-old salesman, said the Mate 20 X is the first high-speed smartphone that reached Kuwait where the 7.2-inch screen is best for gamers and can be used as tablets. "Vodafone's uncertain 'will carry the device soon" has now become certain that the British network giant is not ready to go with Huawei. The main camera trio can record up to 2160p videos at 30fps. The internal features have been slightly upgraded for the 5G models, with a larger 5,000mAh battery and 8GB RAM - compared to the 20 X's 4,200mAh and 6GB RAM.

In UAE the device has been announced today in partnership with Etisalat, a local telco service provider.

China's telecom giant Huawei is planning to release its first 5G smartphone on July 26 to march ahead in the global race for setting up the super-fast telecommunications system, amid simmering tensions with the United States over technology and trade. In Italy, pre-orders are already open, and the device is set to hit the shelves as from July 22 on Amazon Italy website. On Tuesday, telecommunications carrier Monaco Telecom announced the launch of its next-generation 5G mobile wireless network that covers the entire city.

The release will not be in all Huawei market worldwide since the tension is still not at ease between China and the United States. The country has also warned its allies to steer away from doing business with the Chinese firm, citing that using products from the company could be a security risk.

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