UAE telcos Etisalat and du have launched 5G networks and Huawei is one of the first manufacturers to make use of this cutting edge technology with the release of the Mate 20 X (5G) edition. The benefits of 5G include low latency and incredibly fast speeds. How fast? Check the video below comparing 4G and 5G speeds in the UAE tested on the HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G).
As with any new technology, 5G roll-out will be in multiple phases with changing standards and you don’t want to get stuck with a 5G phone that will not evolve. The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is the first commercial 5G smartphone from Huawei and features the Balong 5000 chip that is the world’s first 7nm 5G multi-mode terminal chip and we’re here to tell you why that is important.
Non-standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) 5G networks
At the moment, telecom operators have adopted two mainstream network architectures for the rollout of 5G – Non-standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA). The first wave 5G networks will be classed as Non-Standalone (NSA) which means that network operators will be using their existing 4G cell towers and infrastructure with 5G radios to provide a 5G signal.
However moving forward there will be a switch to the 5G Standalone (SA) network which is the ultimate true 5G solution. The advantage of Standalone (SA) is simplification and improved efficiency, and this migration will be unnoticeable to users.
Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) supports all the standards
The Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) is the world’s first 5G smartphone that works on both SA (Standalone) and NSA (Non-Standalone) network architecture. If you purchase a phone that only supports the current (NSA), then your phone will not work when (SA) 5G networks are introduced. Also, for anyone who travels, it is essential to get a phone that supports both network architectures so you’re not left without network connectivity during important business travels.
The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is also the world’s first Dual-SIM 5G smartphone that…