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Huawei’s Mate 20 X is the biggest smartphone yet

Huawei appears to be on its way to creating a whole new manufacturing niche for its smartphones. Huawei founder, Richard Yu, is releasing a massive smartphone that will fill the entirety of your pocket space, and beyond.

Huawei has been on a recent roll. The Chinese tech firm produced the popular Huawei P20 Pro earlier this year, which was praised for its advanced camera feature and beautiful design. Their recent success has been staggering, overtaking Apple this summer as the world’s 2nd largest smartphone distributer. However, Huawei has not packed it in just yet, and soon plans to release its new Huawei Mate 20 models: the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 X. These three models are a refurnishing of the successful Mate 20 Lite, and show Huawei’s latest hardware and design updates.

Reminiscent of Apple’s recent iPhone models, Huawei’s new series includes a premium Mate 20 Pro, the Mate 20 itself, and a more cost-effective Mate 20 X model.

Technically speaking, the Mate 20 X’s display screen is as advanced as any other in the market. It has an OLED, HDR panel which that targets DCI-P3 colour space.  The Mate 20 is equipped with a small Dewdrop notch cut into a 6.53 RGBW HDR display and runs a 2,444 x 1,080 resolution in an 18:7:9 aspect ratio. The Pro Model also has the same notch, but it’s cut is much wider to allow for an advanced 3D depth-sensing array constructed at the phone’s front end.  

 The Huawei smartphone models come in six solid, matte, or sleek ombre-esque colours.

However, tech aficionados are especially excited about its display size. Measuring 7.2 inch from corner to corner, the Mate 20 X’s screen is a whopping 12% increase on the Mate 20 Pro and almost twice the size of the iPhone SE’s display with four times the area. Even with these shocking figures, they fall short in truly expressing just how big this phone is. A Huawei user might have to buy custom-made jeans to fit it in their pocket.

 

All of the new models are equipped with Huawei’s new super-fast performance processor, equipped with a more efficient CPU and GPU, Lecia camera components, and longer battery life. Besides its uniquely massive screen, another notable addition in the new model is the SuperCharge power feature, which allows you to charge up to 70% of your battery power in under an hour. It had also added a Reverse charge feature which allows you to charge another person’s phone through your own.

In addition, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 X also have a new Kirkin 980 processor and Huawei’s version of Android’s EMUI 9 OS, both of which work in conjunction to create improved AI capabilities. The new processor has also boosted speed by 20%.

Huawei smartphone dimensions illustration

Huawei’s new smartphone does not have an official release date yet, but have already made the phone available for pre-order on their website. Although not official, many sources have reported that the giant-sized phone will cost approximately 899 Euros, which converted is somewhere around USD$1039. This is a cheaper option when compared to Apple’s iPhone XS model, which can cost up to USD$1449. To most tech experts, this seems fairly priced considering its hefty hardware updates and ground-breaking 7.2-inch screen.