Huawei introduces new Mate 20 devices

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During the Mate 20 launch in London today, Huawei's "One More Thing" moment was the unveiling of the Mate 20 X. The fourth device in the new lineup is a big-screened premium device with gaming capabilities rivalling not only the Razer Phone 2, but also the Nintendo Switch.

However, for all Huawei's bravado in taking on Nintendo, we can't really see the clutch of games available on Android's Google Play store outshining some of the recent gems on the Switch.

Interested in downloading them for yourself? The Mate 20 X will be released in Blue and Phantom Silver.

The Mate 20 X's camera is particularly interesting.

In addition to Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS is another product of collaboration between Huawei and Porsche Design, aiming at the high-end market with its leather-clad design and doubled price.

We thought the Huawei P20 Pro was packed with perks, but the Mate 20 Pro seems to take it to a whole 'nother level. In comparison, the Mate 20 Pro starts at €1,049. What's more, the battery is apparently backed by a new cooling system - a mix of graphene film and a vapor chamber.

Samsung appeals to hardcore productivity fans with its use of a stylus, and the ability, via a cable, for the Note 9 to be connected to a computer monitor to run desktop applications as would be expected on a laptop.

You shouldn't be hurting for battery life with the Mate 20 X, thanks to the 5,000 mAh power pack on board.

Designed for different scenarios, the 40 MP main RGB lens captures great details in everyday photos, while the 8 MP telephoto lens will focus on your distant shots and the whole new 20 MP Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens is ideal for the landscape photos and macro shots.

Other key camera features include a fully manual shooting mode, AI 4D predictive autofocus system, a dual tone flash module, 24mp front selfie camera with an f/2 lens, and the AI cinema mode which supports the 21:9 format as well as 16:9 and offers a range of cinematic in-camera effects. Each represents a different country's technological prowess on the world stage: the iPhone for the USA, the Galaxy Note for South Korea, and the Mate for China. Using 3D Live Object Modeling, consumers can even create a fun digital avatar to dance or interact with. Interestingly, it is first smartphone that comes loaded with nano microSD card support. Apple's is the thinnest, with a depth of 7.7mm, but because Huawei gave its model a taller screen it was able to make its phone narrower, at 72mm across compared with the Phone's 77.4mm.

The series also includes a gaming device - Mate 20 X - which features a huge 7.2-inch flat OLED screen with 1,080 x 2,244px resolution and a teardrop notch.

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