Huawei's pitching its biggest Mate phone to take on Nintendo and Samsung in one hit.
Lol good luck with that.
Dont underestimate Huawei's stratospherical rise. Their products are 95% as good as Apple's and Samsung's at half the price and people are getting curious about them, its only a matter of time before they eat into the big Two's pie. Now if they want to delve into the gaming hand-held market, especially considering how desperate game Devs are to penetrate the Chinese market, I would pay attention.
They were 1/2 the price, you seen the price of these ones?
These are meant to double as game machines on the go as well or did you forget that? The half price on my original comment was for their normal phone(only) line up.
They may have good products but their quality control sucks. P20 pro my friend recently got and it just feels like something is wrong with the OS. Like a cheap Chinese phone at times where it doesn't want to play smoothly. I was tempted in getting a p20 pro going from a Samsung s8, I'm glad I didn't. Ended up with the note 9 which is a great phone (but tbh any phablet with dual speakers would've done me).
Hahahaha, you are really crazy
You honestly think Huawei can go up against Nintendo in the handheld department? Even Sony failed at doing so. This thing will be forgetten in a year (if it is that lucky) when a newer model comes out. You must be high bro.
King noctis, You should really try to understand what others say first. I would never say that. I was simply saying that they can surely enter the handheld arena if they take it as seriously as with their normal phone line up, if that area is anything to go by. Kosic, Everyone I know, former Apple and Samsung owners have only the best things to say about their P20 Pros, so to my knowledge Huawei has been ok so far and a worthy contender to my cash when I'm ready to move on from my S9+.
It will outsell Switch upon its launch alone.
My brother has got one of there phones and they r awesome
You sound like a Chinese communist advertising agent.
It already has a better library of retro games.
Yeah let buy a $1000 device just to play retro games.
Well if you think about it in japan mobile gaming has a better hold of the casual market. Fate/Grand order had a revenue of $2 billion, and you also get a bunch of indie mobile games, fortnite and also pubg has mobile support, and also on china never really got into console or portable gaming, and Pc and mobile games are really making an impact on china's gaming market.
This phone will sell more units in one year than Switch's entire lifetime.And that is the goal. Wanted to get the P2 Pro but will wait for this great phone. It has Ultra settings like PC.
A good gaming device with no games = PS Vita......This is going to be that then.
At that price and without any kind of exclusives,...what a joke.
Arena of Valor is actually the most popular game in the world. I imagine they're going for that market.
Arena of valor is also available on switch tho
Yeah, AOV is on Swithc too, but this device is a phone first, and a gaming platform second. I imagine for those looking for a phone, but also wanting to play AOV, this may be an appealing option.
It's a phone first. People have proven they will pay ridiculous amounts for a phone. Can you imagine a phone that you can plays similar to a switch? People are going to eat it up.
And what game would those phone be able to play? BOTW? Mario? Smash?
the people that pay $1000 for a phone aren't doing it because it plays games similar to the switch. for that, just buy a switch for $300....believe it or not, the biggest selling point of any phone is it's camera capabilities and software.
"exclusives", you mean those 10000+ games that android has have just vanished into thin air??? Every top of the line phone as great sales, this will just increase those sales a bit more, and there should be 200x more smarthphones in the world then there are Nintendo Switch's, so is a very safe bet, the phone will still sell to those that do not play.
consoles showcase who has many exclusives at least
Not a chance. This thing is comically large, like that's just way too big for a phone. It's extremely expensive, and you know those controller add-ons aren't going to be included. It's also still handcuffed to mobile phone games which means the phone's selling point won't even matter.
Nice try but no......Switch is still much better.
900 bucks and no exclusives? Bye, bye.
But it has a $3 cell phone transmitter included. Really...the Cell phone market in general is hilariously overpriced for the tech that's included. Even all these new fancy features they include don't cost much. Most expensive feature in years was that curved screen on that one Samsung, and that was because the tech was extremely new and not generally available to the consumer market yet. If people stopped paying that much for all these fancy new features which didn't amount to much, most of these new phones would probably go for less than $300, if not $200. Most of the money charged is for the excessively large marketing budgets for the next big thing.
I know, and this one is 900 bucks. Still overpriced and you're right, if people would quit buying em, they would have to lower the price.
At what point does a device stop being a phone and start being a tablet? Because I thought it was at 7 inches.
I will replace my phone when it comes with a 65" screen. I want it to double as my TV, when I'm on the bus. I look forward to the VR headset I can slide it into.
7" is obviously already a tablet. several years ago, even 6" was quite a size. I considered the Xperia Z Ultra I had back then which has a 6" display as a tablet but nowadays with tiny bezels, the 6" Xperia XA1 Ultra doesn't even feel that big and feels more like a phone than a tablet. remember when the 1st Galaxy Note came out with just over 5" display and we considered it as too big? LOL good times!
It’s a phablet. PC Mag lists phablets starting at 5” however many others start the range at around 5.5”. https://www.pcmag.com/encyc...
"At the launch, pricing was listed at €899, or around $1,450 at current exchange rates." LOLOLOLOL It's a cheap chinese knockoff priced 5 times more than the real thing!
To bad Nintendo is gonna beat them to the punch with next years new and improved Switch Goodluck with that and also Hardware has never made Nintendo its their software they are the apple of gaming...
Dedicated gaming systems will always trump phones that can also do mobile games, it's pathetic. Good luck taking on a system that is $300 and is flying off of shelves, especially in Japan which this is probably marketed towards mainly.
If Nintendo included the rather cheap hardware to make something into a cell phone, they could really obliterate the market. I really don't think some people would have a problem having a phone that large. They'd have to slim it down a bit, but I can see something like that being hugely popular. I was kind of shocked that Sony didn't have that in their PSVita with the ability to connect to cell networks, since it had both a speaker and a microphone, and all the hardware was there for cell phone access. Was kind of large for a phone, but for the price, and it being a strong portable console, I think it would have been really popular.
You can use PS Vita as a double for a cellphone. You need a 3G model and Skype to make it happen.
Yeah, i knew there was a workaround, but I was speaking more of an actual machine that could double as a regular cell phone with an actual Cell phone integration. To really get that kind of market, you need to make it a feature that's built in and with the OS stuff integrated in. Only downside would be that it wouldn't have a lot of access to many smart phone apps that people really like.
Needed a laugh, this is the biggest threat we've had since Ouya and Steam Boxes XD
Without exclusives to back it up it's pretty much like the nokia ngage.
Wtf is this 1000 vs 300
Well, that’s a big no. Without exclusive, you won’t stand a chance.
1000 to play candy crush lol
Just like the N-Gage was the "Game Boy Killer" right? lol
Lol Huawei. Last phone i got from them was the ascend like 8 years ago, they were unknown then, and are still pretty unknown now. So how the hell did they get the balls to drop a $1000 phone?
I wouldn't say unknown now, they are up there with the big sellers (they have passed Apple in sales): https://www.techtimes.com/a...
I never heard of them until this joke they made.
7.2" phone. I'm really unsure who that would be aimed at. The note 9 for me is a tad large. But is in that perfect size for pocket media. I doubt I'd carry around a tablet as my main phone design. (Or is the mate series a tablet and not a phone?).
What a mathematical mess. €900 exchange for $1,450 now? It is around $1,040 for God's sake.
My god... they were smart enough to put a D-pad on their controller..... Thank you Huawei....
$1,450 and what games vs. $299 and Nintendo Exclusives....
Awesome made phones, shit battery life
Huawei not so much but when/if Sony makes a certified Playstation Xperia X phone I´m going to buy one and I bet millions will follow suit.
The day I buy a $1000 cell phone, please shoot me as I've clearly gone to stupid land with no chance of returning.
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