Huawei has had a stellar year with it producing some of the best smartphones money can buy.
The P20 Pro, Mate 20 Pro and new P30 Pro are all solid devices with them featuring stunning displays, fast processors and huge batteries.
However, although there’s plenty to like about Huawei’s flagships they could soon be eclipsed by something totally new.
The Chinese technology firm has just announced the launch of its new Mate 20 X (5G) which will bring superfast download speeds to its range of smartphones.
5G looks set to transform the way we use our phones with not only getting much quicker but also more reliable.
All of the main mobile networks have now committed to launching 5G with Vodafone recently confirming it will switch on this service in July and EE excepted to announce a release very soon.
Along with the Mate 20 X (5G) being able to connect to this new technology, this latest phone also comes with big extra features.
Owners will be treated to a giant 7.2-inch FullView Display, fast Kirin 980 processor and larger 4,200mAh fast-charging battery.
On the rear of the phone, you’ll also find a Matrix Camera, consisting of three Leica lenses fitted to a 40MP wide-angle camera, a 20MP ultra-wide camera and an 8MP telephoto camera.
These snappers will also feature Huawei’s clever AI software which knows what you are taking and adjusts the settings accordingly.
Huawei says the Mate 20 X (5G) will be available in Emerald Green, to pre-order in the UK, from late May and on-sale from June at selected retailers including EE, O2, Three and Vodafone plus selected re-sellers including SKY, MPD and A1 for RRP £999.
Huawei isn’t the only firm revealing a 5G phone.
Samsung has just announced the launch of the new S10 5G which will bring superfast speeds to this flagship phone.
Once Samsung releases its Galaxy S10 5G on June 7, those owning one will be able to access the web, watch movies and download games at speeds of over 100Mbps.
As well as being faster, Samsung has also included some other updates to help differentiate this all-new phone from the standard S10.
Firstly, there’s a larger 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen which is the biggest Galaxy S Series’ display ever.
The Galaxy S10 5G also features a new 3D Depth Camera on both sides of the phone that uses Time of Flight (ToF) technology to judge depth and distance, taking your videos to the next level with Live focus.
HOW MUCH FASTER WILL 5G ACTUALLY BE?
Depending on where you are in the country it’s possible to get an average 4G speed of around 20-30Mbps.
That’s as fast as most fixed-line broadband and would allow you to download an HD movie in around 20 minutes.
If you are very lucky, it is possible to get 4G speeds of around 400Mbps although this isn’t something many consumers will have ever experienced.
5G takes things to a new level with average speeds expected to exceed 100Mbps.
It’s also very likely that some users will experience speeds nearing 1Gbps with an HD movie downloading in under 40 seconds.
Published at Sun, 19 May 2019 08:09:00 +0000