The Huawei Mate 20 series of smartphones has already been confirmed by the company. It was announced that Huawei would launch the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro on October 16. Now, there’s a new report that states that Huawei is also working on a Mate 20 Porsche Design Edition.
Huawei recently started sending out invitations for the event to the media. The invite revealed some details about the upcoming flagship Mate 20 smartphone. The company has already launched the Mate 20 Lite, which took the stage alongside the Kirin 980 SoC, at IFA 2018 in Berlin.
The Mate 20 Lite is a mid-range device, and is equipped with the Kirin 710. The Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro, and also the Mate 20 Porsche Design, are going to be equipped with the latest 7nm Kirin 980 chipset. Yes, a new report is saying that Huawei is already working on the Porsche Design variant of the Mate 20. We expect the phone to be announced with the other two Mate 20 smartphones, on October 16.
Huawei Mate 20 Porsche Design: Codename ‘Everest’
The report states that the Mate 20 Porsche Design is internally known as ‘Everest’. That’s a cool name, and probably means that the phone is going to be top dog in the Mate 20 lineup. According to the leak, the Porsche Design edition would be slightly different in design and features.
The phone supposedly has a model number ‘EVR-XXXX’, but that is all the information we have right now. Previous Porsche Design Mate series phones have had more storage, bigger battery, and a stealth design. Therefore, the new Mate 20 variant could also look similar in design.
It is also expected to come with an in-display fingerprint scanner, and a curved AMOLED display without a notch. You can also expect the phone to come with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. Apart from that, the phone will obviously be equipped with the latest Kirin 980 chipset. The display is said to be a QHD+ panel, which will be upwards of 6.2-inches in size.
The Kirin 980 chipset would be available on all three Mate 20 devices, however, we are not sure what could be the differences between the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. We will have to wait to find out. The Kirin 980 is a powerful and efficient 7nm chipset. According to Huawei, the chipset is about 37 percent more powerful that the Snapdragon 845, and is 32 percent more power efficient. It will also be 5G network compatible, which means it is future proof.
As for the camera, a triple camera setup is expected, but placed differently than the other Mate 20 phones. The media invitations had revealed that the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro would feature a square camera placement with three sensors. However, with the Porsche Design variant, you can expect a vertical layout at the center, similar to the Mate RS Porsche Design. A 3D Face recognition setup at the front of the phone could be present as well.
Also, you can expect a larger battery on the Mate 20 Porsche Design with support for 40W fast charging and 15W wireless charging. That’s what is expected of the Porsche Design variant.
Huawei Mate 20 Porsche Design: Launch and Pricing
Like we said earlier, the Mate 20 Porsche Design is expected to be announced alongside the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. The event is scheduled for October 16, and it will take place in London.
As for availability, we expect the Porsche Design edition to be in the market a couple of weeks later maybe, surely by the end of 2018. This variant would also be the most expensive of the lot, and is expected to be priced around $1,500.
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