Following the launch of the first 5G commercial device in the UAE, Etisalat and Huawei today unveiled Huawei’s first commercial 5G-enabled smartphone Huawei Mate 20 X (5G).
The launch took place at Etisalat’s Open Innovation Centre in Dubai in the presence of Etisalat and Huawei senior management and the media.
The launch of the Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) is the second in the line of 5G devices from leading global smartphone brands and will be available at Etisalat stores from 12th July. Etisalat began taking pre-orders for the device on 1st July.
Dr Ahmed bin Ali, Group Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Etisalat, commented: “We at Etisalat are pleased to welcome you today at the launch of Huawei’s first commercial 5G-enabled smartphone. With continuous investments in technology and innovation on the network, Etisalat’s infrastructure enables 5G connectivity today for all fixed and mobile devices. For this year alone, we will have up to 1,000 5G sites across the UAE. This event reflects our commitment to enable our customers to enhance customer experience, and enjoy the best-in-class performance and our 5G network that boasts of ultra-high speeds and low latency services.”
Etisalat subscribers can now enjoy the speed of the 5G network across the country up to 1Gbps and lower latency around 1 millisecond. With ultra-high-speed and low latency services to the user 5G will enable subscribers to enjoy 4K video streaming, faster gaming experience, unleash highly connected technologies blending physical and digital realms from AR and VR to IoT, AI, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, wearable technology and more.
At around 20 times faster than 4G and with ultra-low latency, 5G service will allow users to stream live 4K resolution video anywhere at any time, with virtually no lag.
David Wang, Country Manager for Huawei Consumer Business Group in the UAE, said: “We are happy to be a part of this historic milestone and we highly anticipated to join the first 5G network roll-out by Etisalat in the UAE. The Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) with its wide range of patented 5G technologies is expected to represent high-speed connectivity and powerful performance, and usher UAE users in a new exciting era of smart mobile technologies.
“We began to develop the 5G technologies in 2009 and invested significant effort into developing 5G across our device, network and chipset offerings. This allowed Huawei to amass a number of patents that are synergistic with its smartphones, facilitating rapid iterations towards better 5G experiences.”
The Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) comes packed with two chipsets 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, and the Kirin 980, Huawei’s fastest chipset yet and the brand’s 7nm top-of-the-line SoC chip.
According to the company, Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) promises users with “ultra-fast downlink speeds creating a 5G experience like no other”; in addition to meeting all the requirements for a 5G connection, the Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) comes with a 7.2-inch AMOLED ultra-large screen for streaming and gaming, which is also boosted by GPU Turbo 3.0 for a better visuals.
Other features of the device include a Leica triple camera setup complete with a 40MP wide-angle camera, 20MP ultra-wide camera and the 8MP telephoto camera for photography from macro to ultra-wide.