Finally, Chinese Smartphone giant announces their latest premium Smartphone, Huawei Mate 20 X handset, it is an Android powered device. It was officially launched at an event held in London, United Kingdom. During the event hours, the company launched three phones in Mate series, Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X.
The Huawei Mate 20 X arrives with a spectacular design on the front, featuring the latest and trending v-shaped notched display, which is popularly called “water-drop notch” but the new mobile phone is mainly launched for gaming personnel. It is a phablet, one of the biggest Huawei phones ever!
Huawei Mate 20 X Specs
*. Display: 7.2-inches OLED FHD+ 2244 x 1080
*. Colors: Phantom Silver and Midnight Blue
*. Dimension: 85.4 mm x 174.6 mm x 8.15 mm
*. Weight: 232 g
– Back camera: 40MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 20MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 8MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture)
– Front camera: 24MP, f/2.0 aperture
*. Senors: Gravity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, laser sensor, Barometer, Infrared sensor, colour temprature sensor
*. OS: Android 9 Pie OS with Huawei’s EMUI 9.0 skin over the top
*. Processor: HUAWEI 7nm Kirin 980 chipset coupled with a CPU of a Cortex-A76.
*. Network and connectivity: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, GPS / AGPS / Glonass, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, Type-C, USB 3.1, 3.5 mm audio jack, NFC, Type-C earjack.
– 4G LTE TDD: B34 / B38 / B39 / B40
– 4G LTE FDD: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B7 / B8 / B9 / B12 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B26
– 3G TD-SCDMA: B34 / B39 (Primary SIM)
– 3G WCDMA: B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B8 / B19 (Secondary SIM)
– 2G GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8 (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz)
*. RAM: 6GB
*. Storage: 128GB internal storage
*. Battery: 5000mAh
Design and Display
Despite being a phablet, the Huawei Mate 20 X has a unique design, it is the world first biggest gaming Android Smartphone. It comes with an impressive 7.2″ OLED display with 1080 x 2244px resolution and a waterdrop (teardrop) notch. The premium device supports Samsung Galaxy Note’s signatures, it is the M-Pen stylus.
Amusingly, the M-Pen stylus can sense up to 4,096 levels of pressure on the screen display of the Mate 20 X but you will have to purchase it separately. Surprisingly, the screen display is much more promising, flat, and brings out the best display with high-level of color contrast.
You might be expecting the Huawei’s P20 Pro gradient dazzling colors, but Huawei is sticking to a single color for the Mate series. Anyways, you might still find that glaring and skillful colors under the glass back panel. For a premium Smartphone, Huawei is leaving the in-display fingerprint sensor scanner for the Mate 20 Pro.
The Huawei Mate 20 X comes with some special color options, and brings out the best in your fashion sense. Comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor scanner, triple Leica camera. It is available in Midnight Blue and Phantom Silver color options.
Camera and Connectivity
The Huawei Mate 20 X mobile device packs a tri- Leica camera on the back, equivalent to P20 Pro but with a different camera sensor arrangement. The Mate 20 X picks a lot of resemblance from both the latest Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro but lacks some confidential camera lens.
It is much more like the other two models, -Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro Smartphone. There is the rear camera sensor, which consists of three Leica lenses. The main 40-megapixels RGB lens, then 8-megapixels telephoto and the 20-megapixels for ultra wide angle. And a 24-megapixels front-facing selfie snapper.
Three cameras combined together, will deliver a professional shots, and provide a naturalistic beautification to your photos. It’s also comes with AI-enhancements: AI-Painting Photography, AI video editor, AI Vision, AI shopping. Other newer AI capabilities includes: Spotlight Reel (10-second montage creator), HiVision (Google Lens competitor), and HiTouch (e-commerce product recognition).
Others includes: autofocus (laser focus, phase focus, contrast focus), supports AIS (Huawei AI Image Stabilization). The handset features a handful of network and connectivity specs, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, GPS / AGPS / Glonass, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, Type-C, USB 3.1, 3.5 mm audio jack, NFC, Type-C earjack.
Performance and Battery
The Mate 20 X is powered by a world-class 7nm Kirin 980 chipset coupled with a CPU of a Cortex-A76. There is the powerful Mali-G76 GPU, both will deliver fast performance in processor and high-level of seamless gaming hours, the GPU will power the intensive game graphic and brings the various attachment to a single piece.
The Mali-G76 GPU is 50% faster than a G72, providing sufficient gaming hours along with the Huawei’s GPU Turbo 2.0 tech for faster. smoother and impeccable game play. To cool the heating period, the Mate 20 X comes with a feature called Supercool, like others, it is used for a vapor chamber cooling with a graphene film heat spreader.
The Ultra wide screen display Smartphone, Huawei Mate 20 X will definitely look much like a right-handed Nintendo Switch, as the company will launch a gamepad that attaches to the left-hand side of the handset, complete with an analog stick and a D-pad.
Looking for a massive battery capacity, the Mate 20 X comes with a 5000mAh battery capacity, and it is the biggest battery in the Mate 20 family. The gigantic capacity will definitely keep the phone fueled on for long hours of game play. And comes with Dolby Atmos stereo speakers.
Comes with a large 128GB of ROM, you can have some few space for your files, and documents. Huawei is also bringing a new patent trademark to the Mate series, it is the NM Card, – it is a new design that offers the capacity and performance of microSD in a card, the size of a Nano SIM.
Which means that, you can use one of the phone’s two SIM slots as extra storage without the need for a dedicated microSD slot or an extra-long tray but the pricing yet to be know. If it stays or not, we do not have any idea but the first time, Sony tried it, it was a good history for them. There is 6GB of RAM for flawless multitasking, and switching of apps.
The Mate 20 X runs on Android 9 Pie OS out of the box, with Huawei’s EMUI 9.0 skin over the top. And Huawei is bringing a wild amount of features and specs to the latest operating system. They are coupled of AI features, and Huawei is asking for a starting price of €899 / $1,040 / N375,000 in Nigeria currency! The phone will starts arriving in Asia and Europe from October 28th.