How? Easy. I skipped the Huawei event video livestream and didn’t pay any attention to the press accounts. Huawei fell off my radar after the BLU Vivo XI+.
And then today I came across a Charbax video where he discusses the phone with the legendary tnkgrl:
Huawei Mate 20 X: 6.9″ x 3.4″ x 0.3″
iPhone Xs Max: 6.2″ x 3.05″ x 0.3″
Even though the screen is basically 1080p, it still has a PPI of ~346, which is greater than the 326 of the iPad Mini 4 and iPhone Xr. And the screen is OLED. The back cameras are the same specs as the higher-priced 20 Pro.
There are only two disappointments here.
1) It uses a new Huawei storage card design, called NM Card, or Nano Memory. It’s smaller than microSD and only Huawei will be selling it initially.
2) This phone has not been announced to enter the American market. Hell, at the very least I’d love to see it at B&H here in NYC and give it a fondle. It seems, however, that B&H is backing away from Huawei phones (or Huawei is no longer sending them here).
Tom’s Guide has a good overview: Huawei Mate 20 X Hands-on: This 7.2-Inch Phablet Is Gunning for Note 9 But this line should have never made it past the editor:
The 7.2-inch screen is just a bit too ridiculous for the Mate 20 X to ever hit the mainstream.
That same crap was said about the original Samsung Galaxy Note. And look where we are with phones today!