Both releases come at a time when Huawei is still restricted from purchasing 5G-enabled chips from US companies like Qualcomm, which caused a stir when these new phones proved capable of reaching 5G speeds.
The Huawei Mate 60 Pro Plus is a more powerful version of the Huawei Mate 60 and 60 Pro, featuring a large 6.82-inch OLED display capable of adaptive 120Hz, and a 13-megapixel front camera paired with a 3D facial recognition sensor via three holes in the The front part of the screen.
We have a triple rear camera module, consisting of a 48MP main camera supported by a 40MP ultra-wide camera and a 48MP telephoto lens. We also have up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage. The phone is available in black and white.
As for the Mate X5, it is somewhat similar to the Huawei Mate X3. Its most notable features are a slightly modified camera module design, a new purple color, and up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. Don't worry, you didn't miss the news about the Mate X4. Huawei, like Oppo with the Find
Huawei has remained silent about the processor powering both phones, but it is believed to be the same (unconfirmed) 5G-capable Kirin 9000 chip that was discovered in the Mate 60 and 60 Pro through a teardown.
Forcing Huawei to rely on its own 5G-enabled modem is a result of the company's ban on using components sourced from US companies. Although the company has used Qualcomm chipsets in some of its recent phones, Huawei has been limited to using only 4G versions, which has increasingly reduced its presence in the 5G world.
Being able to reach 5G speeds means Huawei has broken at least one of the limitations holding it back. Without the Google Play Store, it's unlikely to make a dent in the global market or reach its previous levels anytime soon, but you can't help but root for the underdog if you see it trying hard.
Likewise, Apple is expected to adopt its own modem chip for the iPhone in a move to consolidate control over iPhone components. The company is already designing several components for its iPhones, most notably the A Bionic chipset. This makes iPhones one of the best phones out there.
If Apple joins Huawei in getting rid of Qualcomm's modems, it could reduce the power of the mobile components company, as competitors from MediaTek and Samsung also consolidate their presence.