(Yicai Global) May 17 -- Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies debuted its fifth-generation mobile network-supported smartphone the Mate 20 X 5G yesterday in London.
The smartphone is expected to be available in the UK from June, Xinhua News Agency reported.
The firm will accept pre-orders for the 5G handset from the end of this month and the phone will go on sale in June via local telecom operators EE, O2 and Vodafone Group, as well as designated dealers.
The new Huawei model runs on the company's independently-developed Balong 5000 chipset, which is the world's first multi-mode 5G system-on-chip with 7 nanometer process, with a peak download rate 10 times that of 4G Long Term Evolution, and which supports 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G with a single chip while consuming less power.
Several domestic mobile network operators are preparing to switch on the 5G network in parts of the country. Vodafone's 5G service will be available in seven major cities across the country in July, and it will come out in another 12 other by the end of this year, Shenzhen-based Huawei announced May 14.
In the list of the first batch of 5G smartphone products provided by Vodafone for consumers, one is from South Korea's Samsung Group and the rest all made by China's Huawei and Xiaomi.
Editor: Ben Armour