Huawei has announced it will offer a 5G phone in the UK this summer, following the official lighting up of 5G in the country. But following controversy - with Google ordered to suspend business with Huawei - one major UK carrier, EE, has announced that stocking future 5G Huawei devices is "on pause".
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At a previous London launch event on 16 May, Huawei officially released the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, and talked up its 5G capabilities and new changes compared to 'the Godzilla of phones' original version. The Mate 20X 5G, it said, has been slightly modified to support up to 40W supercharge, instead of 22.5W, and you can buy an M-Pen stylus for it.
But this isn't the only 5G phone Huawei is offering. As we knew previously, the yet-to-be-released foldable Huawei Mate X will also be 5G. We got to see the Mate X behind closed doors earlier this year, which you can see in our gallery of pictures here. At the time, we said the Huawei Mate X looks like the best version of a folding phone we've seen to date, but we still need to get up close and use the device to see how it copes with real-life.
But with the Google issue looming, just what is Huawei's Plan B when it comes to operating systems? Without Android will the future of the company be secured outside of China?
The Mate 20 X 5G will be available in emerald green. Pre-orders should open from late May, at £999, with a launch to follow in June 2019. O2, Three, and Vodafone announced the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G will be in stock, but whether these carriers will change plans, just like EE, remains to be seen. More info as we know it.