The Chinese smartphone giant, Huawei has launched a brand new Mate 20 X tablet and according to them, it’s a better gaming machine than Nintendo Switch.
Huawei recently took the stage to announce Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X. These are all mobile devices but interestingly the Chinese company chooses to compare Mate 20 X with Nintendo Switch.
They simply claimed that Mate 20 X is a“better portable game machine.” Now to test this claim we have to look at both devices. Huawei is definitely using the latest tech in its tablet.
It consists of an HiSilicon Kirin 980Octa-core (4x Cortex-A77 @ 2,8 GHz & 4x Cortex-A55 @ 1,8 GHz) GPU ARM Mali-G76, a screen with 1080p or 1440p, 6 GB of ram space and sleek looking 7.2 inch AMOLED display.
Now, these specs do surely put Nintendo Switch in trouble but it also does cost 900$ which is three times expensive than a Switch. Moreover, Switch has a plethora has quality games available to play.
Now when it comes to games, Switch has the ability to run some of the best games including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein, Resident Evil 7 and thousands of more. Though on the other hand, Mate 20 X can only play Android games and we can only think of PUBG or Fortnite to be the biggest games as of now.
Mate 20 X tablet comes with a one-sided controller allowing you to use a circle pad or a D-Pad. While Nintendo Switch on the other side has kind of a proper functional controller that you will expect to have when playing games.
Mate 20 X is expensive, has a low quality of games, limited controller but it does have a lot better specs than Switch. You can play games for long hours and there’s a lot of storage available to download games on it. It’s now on you to decide which device is really better for gaming.
It’s an interesting take by Huawei on Nintendo as there are rumors that there’s a new version of Switch coming in 2019. It may include a better display which might be closer to what Huawei is offering right now.