Huawei Mate 20 X officially announced

Huawei Mate 20 X officially announced

Huawei, the third largest phone maker, after Samsung and Apple, has newly announced the Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Huawei Mate 20 X during a media event in London. All three smartphones pack powerful hardware and unique features that set them apart from their competitors.


The Mate 20 X is a larger variant of the regular Mate 20, built with the same metal glass construction and 'Hyper Optical Pattern' on the back to keep the device from slipping out of your hand and fingerprint free. The handset is available in Midnight Blue or Phantom Silver.

Huawei Mate 20 X - Design

You have a 'dewdrop' notch on the top of the display housing the selfie camera. A fingerprint scanner can be found on the rear of the device under the square shaped triple camera and flash setup.


The highlight of the Mate 20 X is its massive 7.2 inch display. Interestingly it offers the same 2244 x 1080 pixel resolution found on the regular Mate 20. The display also supports the DCI-P3 color gamut, and is certified HDR movies on Netflix.


The triple camera setup on the Mate 20 X includes a 40MP main RGB lens captures great details in everyday photos, while the 8 MP telephoto lens will focus on your distant shots and the whole new 20 MP Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens is perfect for the landscape photos and macro shots. The wide angle lense allows for close up shots from 2.5cm distance for some amazing detail in your photos.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro - Camera

The camera also features AI functionality that recognizes more than 1500 scenarios and 25 categories so it can automatically adjust for the best colours, brightness and contrast for each photo.

Huawei M-Pen

The Mate 10 X includes a stylus called the M-Pen, which can be used to activate the Memo directly from a locked screen, it has 4096 high level pressure sensitivity which should result in a natural feel when taking notes.


Huawei Kirin 980
The Huawei Mate 20 X is powered by the company's own Kirin 980 chipset, build using the 7nm process and promising superior performance in the Android space. The handset packs 128GB of storage with optional storage expansion through nanoUSB and has 6GB of RAM.

The handset also packs Huawei's fastest cellular modem capable of Cat. 21 LTE download speeds of up to 1.4Gbps. The modem uses plenty of aggregation technologies, making it one of the fastest downloaders we've seen this year.

The Mate 20 X is powered by a 5000mAh battery and AI functionality built in to better manage how your apps use power. It also features Huawei SuperCharge which lets you quickly charge your device between sessions.

The device is also outfitted with GPU Turbo 2.0 technology, which combines hardware and software to get the best performance out of the device. You also get stereo speakers on both ends of the device, plus up to 40 db of high dynamic range.

The Mate 20 X features HUAWEI Supercool, which the company claims to be the world’s first liquid multi-dimensional cooling system with Vapour Chamber (VC) and Graphene Film used in smartphones. With its large screen size and powerful hardware, this make the Mate 20 X ideal for gaming as it will stay cool during the most demanding content.


The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box. The Android Pie based EMUI 9.0 includes all the latest features, including better battery stats, improved power management, rich gesture based navigation, faster app loading, one-handed navigation and notch support.

EMUI - 9.0

Release and Availability

The Huawei Mate 20 X is now available for pre-order starting at $899 and will go on sale in select European markets on October 26.

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