The tech giant, through its official Twitter account, has teased a device called the Huawei Mate 20X. Accompanying the post is a caption that seems to be intended for gamers: “In the heat of battle, stay cool with #HuaweiMate20X.”
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) October 8, 2018
Huawei Mate 20X teased
Even the video itself is aimed squarely at gamers. It seems to be showing Rules of Survival and mentions the word “cooler” and the phrase “longer gaming,” indicating that the Huawei Mate 20X could have a heat pipe for better heat dissipation and a big battery for an uninterrupted gaming experience.
We admit that we were taken aback when we came across the tweet this morning. After all, if there was a smartphone we were expecting to be announced together with the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, it would be the Porsche Design model.
But we shouldn’t have. When we at Revü asked Huawei president for consumer business Jim Xu if they will release a gaming handset, he revealed that they have something that’s perfect for gaming — and it will be made official in 2018. That interview happened in China in June. Four months later, here we are…
Huawei confirms to us at Revü an impending launch of a gaming-focused phone
Yesterday, we embedded in the article Huawei Mate 20 impresses in Antutu, can run NBA 2K18 at 60fps a video shared by a Huawei executive showing one of the Mate 20 devices hitting 60 frames per second on NBA 2K18. Could the smartphone used here actually be the Huawei Mate 20X?
NBA 2K18 on a Huawei Mate 20 series phone
Doesn’t matter what it is, though, because more than anything, the video tells us how powerful Huawei’s own Kirin 980 chip is.
Confirmed to run the company’s upcoming flagship devices, the Kirin 980 is based on the 7nm process. It is said to perform up to 20 percent faster while being up to 40 percent more power efficient than its predecessor. You can read more about it in this story: Huawei Mate 20 series’ Kirin 980: 5 industry firsts you should know.
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