Huawei teases Mate 20X gaming phone; to launch alongside Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro
by Joshua Swingle / Oct 08, 2018, 6:51 PM
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.
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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.
posted on Oct 08, 2018, 7:30 PM 3
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posted on Oct 08, 2018, 8:54 PM 0
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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...
posted on Oct 08, 2018, 10:26 PM 1
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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
posted on Oct 09, 2018, 4:20 AM 2
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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
posted on Oct 08, 2018, 11:22 PM 2
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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.
posted on Oct 09, 2018, 2:01 AM 4
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