Huawei teases Mate 20X gaming phone; to launch alongside Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro

Huawei teases Mate 20X gaming phone; to launch alongside Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro
A few weeks back, it was revealed that Huawei was working on a third Mate 20 device. Due to the fact that the company has often launched Porsche Design versions of its flagships, this was assumed to be the Huawei Mate 20 Porsche Design. In a tweet sent out today via its official account, though, Huawei has suggested that this is not the case.

In actual fact, the third smartphone set to be announced alongside the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will be called the Mate 20X. This confirmation was attached to yet another teaser video which hinted at a rather large battery, and the presence of a new heatpipe that should help avoid any throttling when playing high-tier games, all of which point towards this offering being a dedicated gaming phone.

Obviously, this move is rather unexpected. So, at this moment in time, there aren’t many details about the upcoming offering. However, after some digging around, information appears to be pointing towards a ginormous 7.21-inch OLED display complete with a resolution of 2240 x 1080p. Internally, the smartphone will presumably come equipped with the Kirin 980. And, going by the storage configurations that were previously associated with the rumored Porsche Design phone, the Mate 20X should launch with either 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB of RAM, and a variety of internal storage options ranging from 128GB to 512GB.

Consumers can expect the Huawei Mate 20X to go official on October 16. Here, Huawei will also take the wraps off of the regular Mate 20 and the slightly more premium Pro model. Similarly, the Huawei Watch GT and the Freebuds 2 Pro are set to go official too.


source: Huawei

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13 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

No gaming with a Kirin....

4. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yes there is.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

What a surprise didn't see that coming Huawei! Can't wait to see it!!

5. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

As much as high end as they proclaim, I always having issue with gaming on both P20 Pro and Nova 3, when playing games like Minecraft and GTA's it constantly hit me with unexpected apps shut down.

6. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Android problems

8. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1380; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Sure, because games on iOS never crash... -_- Oh wait, yes they do, abundantly.

9. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Should be more to Kirin processor issues, I doesn't have any of these problem on Snapdragon 8xx series. And no, it wasn't just a Android problems, it happens to iOS, Android and even Windows.

7. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1380; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

That's up to the game developers to sort out, not something Huawei has anything to do with.

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2149; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Good try, but no buy. Consumers just want a phone. The iPhone XS let alone X (2018) surpass Kirin specs and would qualify as a gaming phone. No disrespect to Huawei, but that is just a marketing ploy. What apps are they building around this phone? What developers are developing gaming apps that iOS rules? It’s still Google Play. Lol! Just a joke...

13. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

This isn't for regular consumers, and not everybody wants an iPhone (Me, for example). This device is aimed at those who genuinely want a game-centric phone such as the Razer Phone or the Asus ROG Phone. Also, I'm pretty sure the huge 7.21-inch panel will attract the attention of some consumers too

11. ramdroid

Posts: 130; Member since: May 21, 2016

Huwaei and their promises are absolute fake when it comes to Kirin power, p20 pro still lags like hell in 3D games even after the gpu turbo updates. I am a note 9 and regular xs owner, when it comes to games, iOS rules, period

12. mootu

Posts: 1503; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

So you are complaining that a phone you don't own hangs in games?. I bought the Honor Play (same SoC as P20 Pro) as a work phone and it handles games just fine. Also don't forget that the 980 that is releasing in the new Mate series is far more powerfull than the current 970, but of course people like yourself will say it's $hit even though they have never used it.

14. alanrock

Posts: 304; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

longer gaming means better battery endurance...nice.

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