The wait for the most exciting phone of the year finally seems to be coming to an end soon. Huawei India has made product pages live for its highly anticipated Mate 20 Pro smartphone on the Indian domain for its official website. This is generally done close to the intended launch date and confirms that the phone launch is right on schedule. If you have been following our continued coverage of the phone with arguably the best camera in the business, you probably are already aware that the Mate 20 Pro is expected to hit the Indian shores this month.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Support Page Only Lists the Base Model
Apart from the product page detailing the features and specifications for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the company has also floated the support page from the phone. Interestingly, the page only details the base model bearing 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage capacity. The upper end version with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage is missing from the support page of the official Huawei Indian website, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the variant will not launch in India. The fact that the support page has a drop-down menu containing only the 6GB/128GB option means that the company might add more variants to the page as and when it officially announces the same and makes more information available.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the spiritual successor to the brilliant P20 Pro and is expected to launch November 28, 2018. The camera-centric flagship Huawei phone is expected to be priced around INR 76,000. The price is applicable to the base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage capacity. The phone will be available in Black, Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Pink Gold, and Twilight colour options.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Enjoys Positive Initial Reviews
The stand-out upgrades to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro this time around centre largely around the new top-of-the-line Kirin 980 SoC, new bezel-less design incorporating a better screen-to-body ratio and In-display fingerprint scanner, and some improvements to the camera. The Mate 20 Pro is powered by the all-new Kirin 980 SoC. The chipset is the first to bring compatibility for fast LPDDR4X memory. The chipset also claims to offer 20 percent better bandwidth, 22 percent lower latency, and 32 percent more power efficiency compared to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC.
The claims for the Kirin 980 SoC obviously come from Huawei’s marketing department, but we will only know how much of that holds true only when we receive the phone in our hands. However, all initial reviews for the Mate 20 Pro share the consensus that Huawei is ahead of the competition in the smartphone camera game. The extra 20-megapixel colour sensor on the Mate 20 Pro delivers the added benefit of super-sampling, taking the quality of photos to a new level. The AI enhancements are also said to be quite effective, with some early reviews describing the photos looking as though they have gone through tasteful photomanipulation in Photoshop.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro also brings in enhancements such as the massive 40-watt fast charge capability that claims to get the phone from 0 to 70 percent within 30 minutes. The company has also managed to cram in an impressively large 4200mAh battery, which not only supports wireless charging, but it can incredibly serve as a wireless charging dock for other phones and compatible devices.