The new Huawei Mate 20 series is easily one of the most interesting flagships in the industry today. However, it does have one big problem.

Both the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, as well as the Mate 20 RS and Mate 20 X uses the new proprietary NM card that Huawei co-created with Toshiba. This replaces the microSD card, the only external mobile storage standard in the industry.


In an attempt to compensate for this matter, Huawei releases the ST310-S1 1TB hard drive. This external drive has USB Type-C implementation that you can use directly with Huawei’s latest smartphones, which will then automatically create a backup data of your files.

Besides being a backup drive, the ST310-S1 also doubles as a pass-through charger. You can plug in the Mate 20’s 40W supercharger, so it can top up your battery while you dump your files to free some storage space.


Besides being a utility gizmo, Huawei’s latest accessory also looks like a chic desk display. It looks like a small wireless speaker with a water-repellent fabric coating. Its circular design has dimensions of 136mm x 29mm, making it relatively compact and pocketable.


Huawei is yet to announce the official price of their 1TB hard drive accessory. However, you can provide a down payment of CNY8 (Php62) to secure a spot once the first batch arrives in VMall. You will then get a CNY100 (~Php775) off once you pay in full on October 26.

Its official pricing and availability in the Philippines are yet to be announced, but we can expect to hear more details about the device once the Mate 20 series gets an official local launch.

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