The era of 5G connectivity is upon us and 5G powered smartphones are starting to make their entry in the market. Setting the benchmark in this market is the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G), Huawei’s first commercial 5G smartphone. A brand reputed with putting customer requirements first, Huawei has perfected its 5G technologies in the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G).
5G smartphones do promise better connectivity and faster Internet speeds. However, if you are interested in pioneering the 5G, there are a few things that you need to look for in your choice of 5G smartphone.
Make sure your phone supports both NSA and SA architecture 5G networks
Today, the 5G industry has rapidly grown to its commercial phase, with telecom operators in various countries and regions adopting two mainstream network architecture, Non-standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA).
The NSA network, which is the first wave of 5G networks roll-outs, will be supported by existing 4G infrastructure but, a shift to SA 5G networks, the ultimate true 5G solution, is set to happen soon. While the SA network has the added advantage of being simplified and more efficient, the migration from NSA to SA should be unnoticeable to users.
The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is the world’s first  5G smartphone that works on both SA and NSA network architectures. This feature adds to the device’s longevity and connectivity because 5G devices that don’t support both NSA and SA networks will not work in regions with either one of the network methods. Thanks to this feature, HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) users can rest assured that their devices will work in different countries and at the different stages of the 5G networks development.
Additionally, the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) also comes packed with two chipsets. First, the Balong 5000, the world’s first  7nm 5G multi-mode chipset capable of connecting a wide range of network protocols including 4G, 3G, and 2G. Secondly, the Kirin 980, Huawei’s fastest chipset yet and the brand’s 7nm top-of-the-line SoC chip. Together, the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is capable of providing users with Ultra-fast downlink speeds and download rates up to 4.6 Gbps creating a 5G experience like no other.
Look out for Dual-SIM features
While other smartphone manufacturers have moved back to single SIM designs for the 5G smartphones, the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is the world’s first  5G smartphone to provide users with support for Dual-SIM features (5G SIM + 4G SIM) making it easier to stay connected to 5G networks while traveling or accessing roaming services.
Make sure your phone can handle it all
5G connectivity is a power-demanding feature, which means you will need a smartphone that can run all the features all day, while also keeping safe from overheating.
On the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G), users can benefit from a large amount of battery power to keep the device running for extended periods of intensive use. The phone packs a massive 4200mAh high-density battery, which is supported by the 40W Huawei SuperCharge that can charge from 0% to 70% in just 30 minutes. Safety is also assured, as this end-to-end charging solution is recognized and certified by TÜV Rheinland standards.
Running 5G hardware is a demanding task, which in addition to demanding battery power, can also result in the phone overheating. Keeping this in mind, the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) comes with the HUAWEI SuperCool, a groundbreaking cooling solution that utilizes graphene film and vapor chamber to keep the phone cool and responsive during extended intensive use.
These are a few key points you need to keep in mind when switching to a 5G powered smartphone. However, by opting for the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G), you get premium features, uninterrupted connectivity, and solid performance thanks to its powerful hardware all of which lets it do what other 5G smartphones can’t.
In addition to meeting all the requirements for a stellar 5G connection, the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) comes with an impressive 7.2-inch AMOLED Ultra-Large Screen for streaming and gaming, which is also boosted by GPU Turbo 3.0 for 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 for stunning photography from macro to Ultra-Wide.
About Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG)
Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) is one of Huawei's three business groups, providing a range of products including mobile phones, wearables, tablets and laptops. Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking second in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2018.
In 2018, Huawei was named number 48 on BrandZ’s Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands and number 79 in Forbes World’s Most Valuable Brands. Huawei ranked No.5 globally amongst top spending companies in R&D according to EU Industrial R&D Investment (2018).
As a leading technology company, Huawei invests a significant amount of its annual sales revenue to research and development efforts and has established 14 research centers around the world. Among these facilities is the Huawei Aesthetics Research Center in Paris. Huawei’s newest R&D center is the Max Berek Innovation Lab in Wetzler, Germany, where Huawei and Leica are jointly researching technologies to improve mobile device camera and image quality.