Huawei Mate 20 X sets to prove bigger is better, going for the Galaxy Note 9 jugular with a stylus : Huawei seems to be taking its role as the world’s main Samsung challenger more seriously than ever, unveiling at a big London event not just the “standard” Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones, but also a bigger and bolder Mate 20 X with a… stylus as a key selling point.
On the bright side, this bad boy also follows the non-Pro Mate 20’s suit when it comes to the smaller, prettier “waterdrop” notch, although that means the 3D facial recognition tricks are absent here too. The same goes for the in-display fingerprint recognition method, ditched in favor of a conventional rear-mounted biometric sensor.
Gaming and multimedia consumption seem to be treated as similarly important focus areas by the Mate 20 X, with built-in GPU Turbo 2.0 functionality for a “crystal clear gaming experience”, SuperCool Vapor Chamber and graphene cooling technology, as well as a premium Dolby-Atmos Super-Bass Stereo Speaker System designed to “make some noise.”
Color options will include Midnight Blue and Phantom Silver, with an engraved glass back panel designed to produce “unique textures glittering in the light” and a non-slip finish aiming to help you more easily maneuver this no doubt unwieldy powerhouse.
October 26 is when sales are expected to kick off in select European markets at a price of around $899 for a 6GB RAM/128GB storage configuration.