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October 23, 2018

Huawei Mate 20 X – 7.2-inches AMOLED Screen, Android Pie 9.0 and HiSilicon Kirin 980

A Chinese smartphone brand “Huawei” always keep some things a secret while launching its new smartphone. And the same happened on October 16, when Huawei announced Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 alongside surprised smartphone named Huawei Mate 20 X Australia, China and other parts of the world. This flagship smartphone has its sights firmly set on gaming and productivity audiences.

The Huawei Mate 20 X is a massive flagship smartphone that sits side-by-side with its siblings – Mate 20 and 20 Pro. The Mate X is actually a fancy device but quite a bigger over other Huawei’s devices and that’s really worth writing about.

Release Date and Price

The only issue is, we’re short on words on when (or if) it will land on Australian shores as Huawei Mate 20 X release date in Australia is still undecided even Huawei itself didn’t reveal even a single word about it. However, this monster of Huawei, according to the company’s official website, is available for a Chinese audience to pre-order right away.

As far as Huawei Mate 20 X Price in Australia is concerned, we don’t have many details on it. Fellow smartphone enthusiasts across the channel can expect to spend around €899 which is roughly AU$1450 according to quick currency conversion. It’s indeed highly-priced, considering its onboard specifications and, obviously, when you bring that monstrous screen into the mix.

Huawei Mate 20 X Specs

Here is a quick rundown of Huawei Mate 20 X specifications in Australia as well as features. Let’s have a look.

  • Dimensions: 174.6 x 85.4 x 8.2 mm (6.87” x 3.36” x 0.32”)
  • Weight: 232 grams
  • Build: Front/Back Glass & Aluminum Frame
  • Display Size: 7.2-inches AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Display Resolution: 1080 x 2244 Pixels (18.7:9 ratio)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
  • Rear Camera: 40MP + 20MP + 8MP
  • Front Camera: 24MP
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, DLNA
  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted),Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, and Barometer
  • Battery: 5000mAh non-removable
  • Colors: Midnight Blue and Phantom Silver

Design and Display

The Huawei Mate 20 X gets you higher and higher with a huge 7.2-inches AMOLED – HDR screen – giving you plethora of space to survey battleground on Fortnite or PUBG. The screen has a maximum resolution of 2244 x 1080 pixels with an 87.6% screen-to-body ratio – making it quite a bigger and boasting high resolution over Nintendo Switch.

Just like Oppo F9 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 X comes with a water-drop like Notch which ensures a very small portion of a screen is disturbed by a FaceTime sensor. The power/lock and volume keys on the right of the handset are a little high which means smaller hands may struggle more to comfortably reach them. The headphone jack is mounted on the top whereas the bottom of Mate 20 X is providing a powerful Stereo sound.

Camera and Battery

On paper, Huawei Mate 20 X comes with tri-camera configuration as the Mate 20 Pro with 40MP + 20MP + 8MP sensors making up photography offering here. The video calls and selfies, on the other hand, are assisted by a solid 24MP FaceTime sensor.

Battery-wise, Mate 20 X is backed by a gigantic 5000mAh non-removable battery which Huawei claims can offer around 3 hours more gaming time as compared to its competitors. Based on numerous tests, Mate 20 X can provide up to 23 hours of video playback which it claims is nine hours more compared to iPhone XS Max.

OS and Performance

There is a beast inside the beast. The Mate 20 X is powered by Huawei’s newly announced HiSilicon Kirin 980 Chipset which is partnered with an impressive amount of RAM 6GB. Hence, one will be able to run any game with smooth gameplay and without any lag.

The Mate 20 X especially taken steps in order to improve overall gaming experience more and more with its SuperCool cooling system.  It sports a vapor chamber and graphene film cooling Technology.

Onto software, the handset runs on the latest version of Google’s software – Android 9.0 Pie operating system but it’s been coated in a firm’s EMUI interface.


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