Oppo, Xiaomi, Huawei To Launch 5G Phones In Switzerland This Week
Karamchand Rameshwar - Apr 30, 2019
Three Chinese phone makers Oppo, Xiaomi, and Huawei will launch their own 5G phones in Switzerland this week in partnership with Swiss carrier Sunrise.
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On Tuesday, Swiss carrier Sunrise announced that it is about to offer three different 5G phones from different Chinese brands. While the Oppo Reno 5G will be up for sale from tomorrow 1 May, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G and Huawei Mate 20 X 5G will be available for sale from 2 May.
Xiaomi already unveiled its 5G-supported version of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 way back in this year’s MWC event that took place in Barcelona in February. The standard Mi Mix 3 was announced on October last year with a Snapdragon 845 while this 5G-supported version will come with a Snapdragon 855 SoC and X50 5G modem.
Besides Sunrise, Xiaomi also announced to partner with several more carriers around Europe and they are Orange, Three, Vodafone, TIM, and Telefonica. The Chinese company also confirmed the launch time frame to be in May, so the mentioned carriers should get the 5G-support device from Xiaomi sometime next month.
In terms of pricing, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 5G was first said to be priced at €599 (around Rs. 47,000) but the actual price will be higher, staying at 847 Swiss francs (around Rs. 58,100).
Oppo introduced the Oppo Reno and Reno 10X Zoom Edition earlier in this month. Swiss carrier will be the first one to distribute the 5G-supported model of the handset which packs 10X zoom camera, 8GB RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and of course the Snapdragon 855 SoC with X50 5G modem as well. It is said to be priced from 999 Swiss francs (around Rs. 68,500) for this phone.
The last on the line is the Mate 20 X 5G which is the biggest device on the last year’s Huawei Mate 20 series. Again, Sunrise will be the first operator to offer the phone. The phone will come with a 4,200mAh battery instead of the 5,000mAh battery of the standard Mate 20 X, but it will have support for 40W Super Charge. It will most likely come with a Kirin 980 with 5G support instead of a processor from Qualcomm. The handset will be priced at 997 Swiss francs (around Rs. 68,400).
Sunrise is the first operator to provide the 5G network in Switzerland, and it is currently covering 5G network over 150 cities since the beginning of this month and is expected to roll out 5G to the whole nation by the end of this year.