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Huawei Mate 20 X: oversized 7.2-inch phablet with triple camera that will set you back by $1,030

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Are you looking for a supersized flagship without having to worry about its price tag? Then perhaps Huawei Mate 20 X might just do the trick.

But before we begin, its ‘smaller’ sibling was released just three months ago. Here’s to the Mate 20 specs then:

  • 6.53-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2244 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio or ~381 ppi density
  • IP53 dust and splash protection
  • Gorilla Glass protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Front/back glass & aluminum frame
  • HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset, Octa-core (2x2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) processor, Mali-G76 MP10 graphics and 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Triple camera setup with 12MP, f/1.8 aperture, 27mm (wide), 1/2.3" + 16MP, f/2.2 aperture, 17mm (ultrawide) + 8MP, f/2.4 aperture, 52mm (telephoto)
  • 24MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture and 26mm (wide)
  • 128GB internal storage + microSD slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging (58% charge in 30 minutes)
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • October 2018 release date
  • $799 Euro or ~$920 USD for 4GB RAM & $849 Euro or $979 USD for 6GB RAM

Huawei Mate 20 surprised everyone by bringing a whole new level of awesomeness to a smartphone. When we thought that there’s not much else that can be improved, suddenly there’s the larger 6.53-inch Full HD IPS screen, top-of-the-line flagship performance unlike no other, delightful triple camera setup, even larger storage, optimised battery and the latest Android Pie 9.0 operating system. All this power, for under USD 1,000.

What if the price went up and breached the USD 1,000 mark? Where will that bring us regarding being a smartphone? For that, now let’s check out the Mate 20 X for a change:

  • 7.2-inch Full HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2244 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio or ~346 ppi density
  • IP53 dust and splash protection
  • Gorilla Glass protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Front/back glass & aluminum frame
  • HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm) chipset, Octa-core (2x2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) processor, Mali-G76 MP10 graphics and 6GB RAM
  • Triple camera setup with 40MP with f/1.8 aperture, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7" and PDAF/Laser AF + 20MP with f/2.2 aperture, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.7" and PDAF/Laser AF + 8MP with f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), 1/4", 5x optical zoom, OIS, PDAF/Laser AF, Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama and HDR
  • 24MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture, 26mm (wide) and HDR
  • 128GB internal storage + microSD slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • December 2018 release date
  • 899 Euro or ~ USD 1,030 price tag

There are a few things that justify the Mate 20 X higher price tag.

To kick things off, it sports a much bigger 7.2-inch screen size with AMOLED technology behind it. This means that you get much more screen real estate and a better screen tech as well.

In terms of hardware, the Mate 20 X is exactly the same with the highest-end Kirin 980 chipset paired with a blazingly fast Kryo octa-core processor, great graphics and 6GB RAM. There’s nothing in this world that will slow it down, and still have lots of spare left in the tank.

Camera-wise, this is where the Mate 20 X shines the brightest. To be exact, the triple primary camera setup of 40MP+20MP+8MP lets you take the best of the best photos out of it. The result is out of this world, that’s for sure. Stunningly good looks and the 24MP selfie camera ensures all your selfies turn out great as well.

There won’t be any problem with storage, as the Mate 20 X is blessed with 128GB of internal storage. If that isn’t enough, just pop in a microSD card that lets you expand up to a maximum of 256GB of additional space.

The latest Android Pie 9.0 operating system is accompanying its release, with all the latest enhancements thrown in.

Finally, the Mate 20 X is powered by a 5000 mAh battery. It should be able to last for a day or two in between charging which is good news indeed.

Conclusion:

Huawei Mate 20 X breaks the USD 1,000 price barrier by giving us all a large 7.2-inch phablet with AMOLED screen, the speediest hardware, a triple primary camera setup, a large 5000 mAh battery, the latest Android operating system and so much more.

Huawei Mate 20 X is currently available for 899 Euro or ~ USD 1,030. You can choose to go for either
Midnight Blue or Phantom Silver colour.

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