Huawei today launched its next-generation Mate 20 flagship series at an event in London. The Mate 20 lineup consists of five different smartphones – Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20X, and Mate 20 Porsche Design. If you’re not aware, the brand has already launched the lite variant at IFA 2018.
Along with Mate 20 series, the brand also announced their fitness-focussed smartwatch known as Huawei Watch GT. Since all the devices are now officially launched, let’s have a look at their specifications and features right away.
Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro Design, Display
Huawei Mate 20 comes with a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display having a resolution of 2244 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. The display has a high 820 nits brightness which surprisingly consumes less power. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro, on the other hand, comes with a 6.39-inch 2k+ curved OLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 3120 x 1440 pixels resolution, and HDR support.
In terms of design, the brand went with a new Hyper Optical Pattern pattern. According to the brand, this pattern choice was done to make the phone non-slippery, glass more durable, and to reduce the fingerprint smudges.
Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro Specifications, Features
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the brand’s much-awaited flagship smartphone of the Mate 20 lineup. The smartphone is powered by a flagship Kirin 980 chipset paired with of 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. In terms of optics, the device has a triple camera setup at the back. The sensors include a 20-MP ultra wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, a 40-MP wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture, and an 8-MP 3X telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has tons of camera-related features. It has a Super HDR Technology that can click shots with ultra wide range exposure. You can get up to 10 frames fusion in the raw format which is impressive. In front, there is a 24MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
The Huawei Mate 20, as the name suggests, is the cheaper alternative to Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The Mate 20 also runs on the brand’s latest flagship Kirin 980 chipset. To recall, Kirin 980 is the world’s first 7nm chipset which directly competes with Apple’s latest A12 bionic chip. Like the Mate 20 pro, this device also features a triple camera setup at the back. It has a 16-MP ultra wide angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 12MP wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture and an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. For selfies, the device has a 24-MP snapper on the front.
For security, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has an in-display fingerprint sensor. This sensor is equipped with 10-level Dynamic Pressure Sensing or DPS technology. This technology increases the unlock speed to 30%, brand claimed. Alternatively, it also has a 3D Face Unlock. The cheaper Huawei Mate 20 has a fingerprint sensor on the back and no advance 3D face scanner.
Both the smartphones run the latest version of EMUI 9 on top of Android 9.0 Pie. Huawei Mate 20 sports a 4000mAh battery while the pro variant has slightly bigger 4200 mAh battery. Unlike Mate 20, the Pro variant comes with a 15W Wireless reverse charging support. This means that you can charge your other devices too with the help of Mate 20 Pro. Huawei Mate 20 Pro is also the brand’s first device to come with 40W Super Charge feature which can charge your device to up to 20 percent in just 30 seconds.
Interestingly, the Mate 20 Pro comes with stereo speakers but without any speaker grill at the bottom. Huawei used the hole of USB Type-C for the speakers, which is an intriguing design choice. It also has IP68 waterproofing.
Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro Pricing and Availability
Both the smartphones come in five different color options – Pink Gold, Midnight Blue, Twilight, Black, and Emerald Green. Huawei Mate 20 comes in two storage variants – 4GB/128GB and 6GB/128GB. The base variant is priced at €800 while you can get the 6GB variant for €850. Huawei Mate 20 Pro, on the other hand, comes only in single storage variant having 6GB/128GB storage. It is priced at €1,050. Both the smartphones are available to purchase starting from today.
Huawei will also be launching the Mate 20 Pro in India, here is a tweet confirming that:
— Huawei India (@HuaweiIndia) October 16, 2018
Huawei Mate 20X launched with a massive display
Apart from the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, Huawei also unveiled two more smartphones. The Huawei Mate 20X is specially designed for ambitious gamers and entertainment bingers. There is a massive 7.2-inch OLED display with waterdrop notch having a resolution of 2244×1080 pixels. The device has an 87% screen-to-body ratio thanks to the fewer bezels. Just like its siblings, the Mate 20X also runs on the latest Kirin 980 chipset with GPU Turbo 2.0.
Just like the Galaxy Note, the Huawei Mate 20X has its very own stylus pen which the brand calls Huawei M-Pen. Since it has a bigger display, the massive 5,000 mAh battery is no surprise. For cooling, the device has a Vapor Chamber which cools your smartphone much 20-times faster than heat pipe or copper film. It has also has a Dolby Atmos for an immense experience.
Huawei Mate 20X comes in two colour options – Midnight Blue and Phantom Silver. As far as the availability is concerned, the device will hit the market starting from October 26. This device is going to set you back €900 for the 6/128GB model. The Chinese smartphone maker also unveiled a gaming pad for this device.
Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
The Chinese smartphone maker also launched a premium high-end smartphone under its Mate 20 series. The Huawei Mate 20 RS has an artisan leather on the back with a glass band in the middle where you will find the three rear cameras. It has the same rear camera setup as that of Mate 20 Pro. Even though it is a luxury phone, the brand didn’t miss any flagship feature. For instance, you get an in-display fingerprint scanner as well as Face Unlock. The device is powered by a Kirin 980 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM and 256/512GB onboard storage. In terms of battery, the device has 4200mAh packed inside just like the Mate 20 Pro. You also get 40W fast charging as well as 15W wireless charging support.
Coming to the availability, the Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design is available starting from today. It comes in two storage variants – 8GB/256GB and 8GB/512GB memory. The base variant comes with a whopping price tag of €1,695 while the top-end model will set you back €2,095. The device is available in two color options – black and red.
While the Mate 20 Pro is yet to launch in India, here is our review for the P20 Pro. Check it out: