Huawei Mate 20 X: the giant smartphone that wanted to play

In addition to the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, Huawei had a surprise at its conference, a Mate 20 X. A giant 7.2-inch mobile phone

smartphone gamer they are in fashion Asus has his own RogPhone, Xiaomi his BlackShark, Honor Play, the builders are trying to seduce an audience of players. The last one to join the dance is Huawei that in addition to its Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro has unveiled its Mate 20 X, a smartphone with a 7.2-inch screen. In other words, the device is halfway between the smartphone and the tablet.

But that's not all, if the device is called Mate 20 is that it also shares a good part of its card with its two brothers. There is indeed an Oled (notched) screen like on the Mate 20 Pro, a camera trio 40, 20 and 8 Mpx HiSilicon Kirin 980 chips accompanied by its counterpart Mali-G76 MP10 and 6 GB of RAM. The fingerprint sensor is on the back of the phone and not below the screen. In short, the manufacturer took the articles from these two other high-end smartphones and placed them behind a 7.2-inch screen. On paper, the Mate 20 X is no longer a smartphone gamerlike the Mate 20 or the Mate 20 Pro. Except if you count the big screen and the huge battery of 5,000 mAh as functions reserved for players.

He wants to compete with the Nintendo Switch

No, where Huawei wants to make the difference is the accessories side. Finally, with an accessory, a gamepad that can be plugged into the phone and offer directional arrows and an analog stick. An accessory that recalls what Motorola had done some time ago. Except here the controls are connected only on the left side of the phone allowing the right hand to interact with the touch screen. Also doing the comparison with the Nintendo Switch that was done on stage during the somewhat controversial presentation. A pen called "M-Pen" can also accompany the device.

In short, the device is no longer a giant smartphone capable of offering an excellent gaming experience that a smartphone has designed for gaming at the start. Unfortunately for giant smartphone lovers, the phone that will be sold starting from € 899 will not be a priori not marketed in France.

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