Huawei P60 and P60 Pro receive 5G connectivity despite US sanctions with new case
Last month, Huawei presented the P60 and P60 Pro, as well as the P60 Art. While the trio offer plenty of enticing hardware, ongoing US sanctions mean that Huawei cannot include 5G modems. As such, the P60 series relies on a special 4G variant of the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, which should still match the CPU and GPU performance of its 5G counterpart.
However, Soyealink has created a P60 and P60 Pro compatible case with an integrated 5G modem, as it did for the P50 Pro. As far as we can tell, Soyealink is a Huawei sub-brand. Regardless, the case is around 3.2 mm thick and adds 53 g to the P60 and P60 Pro's carry weight. It is also worth noting that the case will only work with an eSIM, despite connecting to the P60 or P60 Pro via USB Type-C.
The case supports pass-through charging though, mitigating the hassle of taking the case off every time the P60 or P60 Pro need topping up. Supposedly, the case even supports 88 W fast charging when connected to a P60 Pro, although we imagine its thickness will block wireless charging. Pricing has not been revealed yet, nor is it clear whether the 5G case will be sold directly in Europe once Huawei launches its flagships there in May.