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Huawei 5G smartphone draws eager crowds on Chinese debut

The handset received more than 1m preorders despite patchy network

Customers flocked to Huawei stores in China to snap up the new 5G-compatible phone. 

GUANGZHOU -- Huawei Technologies' 5G-compatible smartphone went on sale Friday to enthusiastic crowds, including more than 1 million customers who had placed preorders, renewing hopes of rejuvenating a mature Chinese handset market.

At a Huawei outlet in Guangzhou, throngs of preorder customers lined up to collect their Mate 20 X 5Gs, priced at a hefty 6,199 yuan ($881) each.

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