The first thing you notice when you pick up the Mate X is the vertical bar that runs down its side. This bar not only holds the device’s Leica-branded triple camera system, but also houses the power button/fingerprint scanner and internal hardware, including its 5G modem and Kirin processor.

The mix of these powerful internal components translates into a very rapid and slick experience on the device. Apps loaded immediately, there’s no delay at all in animations and, most impressively, multitasking on the phone’s huge screen real estate

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