“The flagship Huawei Mate 20 Pro flaunts a triple-camera setup at the rear comprising of 40MP, 20MP and 8MP sensors”
After introducing its latest P series handsets in March, Huawei has finally unveiled its newest Mate series smartphones called the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro at an event in London today. The company’s brand new Mate series flagships flaunt a notch above the screen, a premium metal and glass sandwich design, beefy batteries, and a triple camera system at the rear. Notably, the Mate 20 duo are among the world’s first smartphones to boot Android 9.0 Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box.
Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro price
The Huawei Mate 20 price is said to start at €799 (~Rs 68,000) for the 4GB RAM storage variant and go up to €849 (~Rs 72,000) for the 6GB RAM option. As for the Mate 20 Pro, it comes with only 6GB of RAM and costs €1,049 (~Rs 89,000). Both models are available for purchase already in the European market. Coming to the Mate 20 X with 6GB, the price has been set as €899 (~Rs 76,500) and will hit the market on October 26th. Lastly, the Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design edition will cost €1,695 (~Rs 1,44,000) and €2,095 (~Rs 1,78,000) for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage and 8GB RAM + 512GB storage variants; both the Porsche Design option are also available to purchase in Europe now.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro specifications
Starting with Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the flagship offers a slightly different design than the Mate 20. The smartphone has a dual-curved display with a bigger notch above the screen due to additional sensors, such as the dot projector, flood illuminator, IR camera, and proximity sensor. The handset’s 3D face unlock module is claimed to have a failure rate of 1:1000000 and unlock speed of 500ms. Notably, the Mate 20 Pro is also loaded with an under-display fingerprint sensor with 10-level Dynamic Pressure Sensing that, the company claims, unlocks the phone 30 percent faster for additional security.
Moving on to the other specs, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro flaunts a 6.39-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1,440 x 3,120 pixels, 87 percent screen-to-body ratio and aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The smartphone is powered by the brand’s in-house Kirin 980 flagship SoC. The phone is also equipped with two Neural Processing Units (NPUs), which are capable of analysing the photos and produce the best possible shots available.
In the camera department, the Mate 20 Pro has a 40MP + 20MP + 8MP camera setup with Leica lenses. The 40MP primary sensor has f/1.8 aperture, while the 20MP sensor is a wide-angle lens that has f/2.2 aperture. Lastly, the 8MP telephoto lens has 3x zoom. On the front is a 25MP camera with f/1.8 aperture for selfies as well as face recognition.
It is fuelled by a bigger 4,200mAh battery, which can be fuelled from zero to 70 percent in just 30 minutes thanks to the 40-watt power supply. In terms of connectivity, you get fast 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and GPS with GLONASS.
Huawei Mate 20 specifications
Coming to the Mate 20 specifications, the smartphone sports a 6.53-inch RGBW display with a waterdrop notch above it. The smartphone sports a HDR screen resolution of 1,080 x 2,244 pixels, aspect ratio of 18.7:9, 88 percent screen-to-body ratio, and brightness of 820 nits. The handset gets a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and supports facial unlock.
Moving on to the camera features, the Huawei Mate 20 flaunts Leica-powered three cameras in configurations of 16MP + 12MP + 8MP. The primary 12MP shooter sports an aperture of f/1.8 and Light Fusion tech to deliver quality images. The secondary 12MP camera has an ultra-wide angle sensor featuring an aperture of f/2.4, while the third 8MP snapper is a telephoto lens with 2x zoom and f/2.4 aperture. The smartphone flaunts an optical 5X zoom, which allows you to capture ultra-macro images from the smallest distances – 2.5cm to be precise.
As for the other specs, the Huawei Mate 20 sports a beefy 4,000mAh battery. The rest of its specs such as SoC, software, and connectivity are the same as that of the Mate 20 Pro. Both the smartphones come with hybrid configuration for storage expansion, meaning users can either choose a memory card (up to 256G) or the secondary SIM card. However, the two Mate 20 series models will not use the standard microSD cards; instead, the use require a nanoSD card that is 45 percent smaller than the microSD variants.
Huawei is using dual speakers in the new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones, one in the USB Type-C port and the other on the receiver end to emit sound. The former has IP53 water- and dust-resistance, while the latter comes with IP68 certification. The company is also using the Hyper Optical Pattern on the glass back so that the handset is easier to grip and does not get smudged with fingerprints. The two smartphones will be available in Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Pink Gold, Twilight, and Black colours. Both the handsets will also come with support for 3D Live Emojis thanks to the 3D depth-sensing front camera. While the Mate 20 has a 3.5mm earphone jack, its more premium sibling only has the USB Type-C port for headphones.
On the battery front, Huawei has announced the new 40W SuperCharge technology that can charge the Mate 20 Pro smartphone 70 percent in 30 minutes despite the big battery size. Apart from this, the company announced the Pro model will come with support for 15W wireless charging support. It will also be able to double up as a charger for other smartphones thanks to wireless reverse charge. The Mate 20, on the other hand, will have to settle for 22.5W SuperCharge tech.
Huawei Mate 20X, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
Along with the two smartphones, the new Mate 20X was unveiled, complete with a stylus named Huawei M Pen and a larger 7.2-inch HDR display full-HD+ (1,080 x 2,244 pixels). Powering the biggest model of the lot is the 5,000mAh battery. To dissipate heat while gaming, the smartphone has the Vapor Chamber and Graphene Film cooling tech that the company claims is 2.8 times better than thermal cooling tech. The Mate 20X will also comes with dual speakers and Dolby Atmos integration, comes with a gamepad for mobile gaming, is IP53 rated for water- and dust-resistance, and comes in Phantom Silver and Midnight Blue colours.
Along with this, the Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design smartphone with leather back panel and Porsche-inspired design elements was announced at the event. Other announcements made at the event include the upgraded PC Mode version, the new Huawei Share 3.0 app with data transfers at up to 61Mbps. The Touch to Transfer feature that lets users transfer data on a Huawei MateBook laptop also got a mention at the event. Both the smartphones are also YouTube Signature Devices, support Google’s ARCore, and are part of the Android Enterprise Recommended programme. Huawei Watch GT and Huawei Band 3 Pro were other devices launched at the event.
|Octa core (2.6 GHz, Dual Core + 1.92 GHz, Dual core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)|
|6 GB RAM|
|6.39 inches (16.23 cm)|
|1440x3120 px, 538 PPI|
|40 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP Triple Primary Cameras|
|24 MP Front Camera|
|Super Charging 2.0|
|USB Type-C port|