Huawei’s Mate 20x hits the mobile market

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Huawei isn’t backing down the brand keeps proving that there is more in  its Arsenal with the consistency it has been providing with its Mate series.

The device arrives just months after the release of other Mate devices and it has proven to be worth the wait.

As against its earlier closure in the Middle Eastern Asian market, the Mate 20 X has now launched in a few European markets and while the chances are that the P30 is already around the corner, the Mate 20 X has niche of its own.

This looks like Huawei took a wide leap with this particular device here are its specs:

  • Body: dual-glass with metal frame; IP53-rated for dust and splash resistance
  • Screen: 7.2″ HDR OLED, 1080 x 2244 px resolution (346ppi); waterdrop notch
  • Chipset: Kirin 980 chipset, octa-core processor (2xA76 @2.6GHz + 2xA76 @1.92GHz +4xA55 @1.8GHz), Mali-G76 MP10 GPU
  • Memory: 6GB RAM, 128GB storage (expandable via Nano Memory – hybrid slot)
  • OS: Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9;
  • Camera: 40MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4 OIS telephoto (80mm) + 20MP f/2.2 ultra-wide (16mm); 4K video capture, 720@960fps slow-mo, Leica branding
  • Camera features: 1/1.7″ 40MP sensor, up to ISO 102,400, 5x optical zoom, OIS + EIS, Variable Aperture, Portrait Mode, can shoot long-exposure without a tripod
  • Selfie cam: 24MP, f/2.0 Leica lens, Portrait Mode with live bokeh effects
  • Battery: 5,000mAh; Super Charge 22.5W
  • Security: Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5 + LE, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Misc: IR blaster, stereo speakers, M-Pen support

While the device looks a lot attractive on the surface a downside for me is the fact that the device isn’t waterproof.

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