Huawei Unveils Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro With Kirin 980, Massive Displays and Triple Cameras
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After tons of rumors and leaks, Huawei has finally unveiled the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20X smartphones in London. All its next-gen flagship smartphones come with the all-new HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC.

All three phones have triple rear camera modules, while the Mate 20X gets an M-Pen stylus to take on the Galaxy Note 9, along with a massive, I mean really massive, 7.2-inch display. The Mate 20 and the Mate 20X get a waterdrop display notch at the front, while the Mate 20 Pro gets a VSEL front-facing module for a more secure face unlock experience.

Huawei Mate 20

The Huawei Mate 20 sports a 6.43-inch Full-HD+ (1080×2244 pixels) panel with a small ‘Dewdrop notch’, resulting in an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. Under the hood, is the Kirin 980 SoC accompanied by 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of onboard storage.

The phone has a massive 4,000 mAh battery. Further, the smartphone has Huawei’s proprietary facial recognition technology, and does have a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is not present in the Mate 20 Pro.

Both the Mate 20 devices have a triple rear camera setup with a 40MP primary sensor along with an f/1.8 aperture, which supports pixel-binning to extract more light in a picture, a 20MP secondary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and an 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor with an f/2.4 aperture.

Huawei Mate 20 Specifications

Here are the key specs of the Mate 20:

DisplayHuawei Dewdrop Display; 6.53-inch LCD; 2244 x 1080 pixels resolution; 18.7:9;
DCI-P3 HDR support
SoCKirin 980 SoC (4 x Cortex-A76 at 2.6 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz)
GPUMali-G76 GPU
RAM4/6GB
Storage128GB + microSD support up to 256GB
Primary CameraTriple Rear Cameras (40MP f/1.8+ 20MP f/2.2 + 8MP f/2.4)
Rear Camera24MP Front Camera
Battery4,000 mAh with 22.5W Huawei SuperCharge
ConnectivityUSB Type-C, NFC, 3.5 mm headphone jack
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie,
EMUI 9

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Unlike the Huawei Mate 20, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro will sport a smaller display at 6.39-inches, but with a QHD+ (1440×3120 pixels) resolution. And this one is an OLED panel. You get the same Kirin 980 SoC on board along with 6GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage. The Mate 20 Pro is also the first phone to support Huawei’s proprietary “Nano Memory Card”, which enables storage expansion up to 256GB.

Unlike the Mate 20, the Mate 20 Pro gets an in-display fingerprint scanner. Further, it will have a larger 4,200mAh battery along with support for SuperCharge 2.0, that according to Huawei will charge the phone to 70 percent in just 30 minutes.

The front camera module on the Pro variant consists of a VSEL sensor with 3D Depth Sensing, which projects over 30,000 points on your face to identify and unlock the phone.

In terms of connectivity, the Mate 20 Pro has support for high-speed LTE access, NFC, Bluetooth v5.0, and Gigabit WLAN along with dual-band support.

The Mate 20 Pro comes with a dual-SIM slot where one of the slots can take in the Nano Memory Card or a nano SIM.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Specifications

Here are they key specs of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro:

DisplayHuawei FullView Display; 6.39-inch curved OLED panel; 3120 x 1440 pixels; 19.5:9 aspect ratio,
DCI-P3 HDR support
SoCKirin 980 SoC (4 x Cortex-A76 at 2.6 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz)
GPUMali-G76 GPU
RAM6 GB
Storage128 GB + Nano Memory Card support
Primary CameraTriple Rear Cameras (40MP f/1.8+ 20MP f/2.2 + 8MP f/2.4)
Rear Camera24MP Front Camera
Battery4,200 mAh with 40W Huawei SuperCharge support
ConnectivityUSB Type-C, NFC, No headphone jack
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie,
EMUI 9

Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro: Pricing and Availability

The Huawei Mate 20 has been priced at 799 Euros for the 4GB/128GB variant, with the Mate 20 Pro at $1049. Both phones will be available in five colors, including the Huawei’s fancy, Twilight shade that launched with the P20 Pro.

The company has not announced the availability of these phones in India, as usually it conduct a separate launch event for Indian fans.

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