All eyes were on Huawei today for the launch of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. In a rare audience blindside, the company unveiled a third phone – the gargantuan 7.2-inch Android pitched squarely at hardcore gamers. Say hello to the Huawei Mate 20 X.
It had been rumoured that Huawei might drop a plus-sized Mate 20 at today’s launch, but few people were expecting a monster like this. Boasting a 7.2-inch OLED screen, a 7nm Kirin 980 chipset, a ridiculously huge 5000mAh1 battery and an inbuilt ‘M-Pen’ stylus, the Mate20 X is essentially a Galaxy Note-style device for gaming enthusiasts.
Other noteworthy features include GPU Turbo 2.0 technology, dual stereo speakers with a dynamic range up to 40 db, wireless content projecting and the world’s first liquid multi-dimensional cooling system with Vapour Chamber (VC) and Graphene Film for smartphones. Naturally, it also comes with most of the same specs found in he Mate 20 Pro, including a 40-megapixel ultra-wide Leica Triple Camera.
During the launch event, Huawei repeatedly compared this thing to Nintendo Switch benchmarks, which is pretty crazy. We don’t have any word on Australian availability yet, but it will reportedly hit the European market on November 27 for 899 Euros. (That’s about AU$1500, although you can expect GST and the ‘Australia tax’ to hike that up considerably.)
You can check out a comprehensive overview of the device over on Huawei’s website.