Huawei has been on a roll lately. It has gone from a Chinese phone maker that would trail the smartphone industry leaders in innovation, to launching sleeper hits that took everyone by surprise. The Huawei P20 Pro set the benchmark for smartphone photography and the Mate 20 Pro is its spiritual successor that continues to amaze with its innovation.
Armed with the world’s first 7nm chip, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s Kirin 980 SoC is also the first smartphone platform to support fast LPDDR4X RAM, while claiming to be 20 percent better bandwidth, 22 percent lower latency, and 32 percent more power efficient compared to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC. While it might be a while until we validate the veracity of these numbers, what’s immediately apparent is how far ahead Huawei is in the smartphone camera game with the Mate 20 Pro’s improved camera. Let’s delve deeper into what makes this phone a compelling proposition.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Price in India
Expected to launch November 28, 2018, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a proper flagship device. As such, it is also expected to be priced around INR 76,000. This applies 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 Design
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro looks downright stunning with its curved glass design. Both the front and rear glass panels curving gently into the metal frame. This not only looks gorgeous, but it also makes phones as large as it comfortable to hold. This design is also functional since the phone is also certified for IP68 water resistance. Huawei’s implementation of in-display fingerprint sensor also aids ergonomics further and it is touted to be fast enough to replace traditional physical fingerprint sensors. Furthermore, the 3D depth sensor hidden within the notch also enables face recognition and also doubles up to deliver 3D emojis.
The centrepiece of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, however, is the rather large 6.4-inch AMOLED display. The HDR10 compatible display. The display embodies the bezel-less design of the phone and sports the wider 19.5:9 aspect ratio to that effect. That makes the 1440×3120 pixel screen longer, which when combined with the 88 percent screen-to-body ratio makes the phone easier to hold. Unlike the recent Vivo and Oppo phones, the Mate 20 Pro still bears a notch. The Twilight finish looks even more gorgeous than the same finish on the P20 Pro, at least, in all the various videos out there. The large square housing incorporating the triple camera assembly and the LED flash looks decidedly bold as well.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Camera
The Huawei P20 Pro is considered by many to be the best smartphone camera to date. The Mate 20 Pro takes the same formula and improves it slightly, and peppers it with a huge helping of AI enhancements. The 40-megapixle sensor is unchanged, but the 20-megapixel secondary sensor has been upgraded from the P20 pro’s monochrome variety to a full colour sensor on the Mate 20 Pro. This change allows the camera to be versatile and super-sample images from all three sensors for better zoom, macro, and wide-angle shots.
What one loses in native black and white image capability, the first few reviews confirm that’s more than made up in the overall quality of the shots and the sheer aforementioned versatility. Combine this with the AI capability and many of the first reviews have noted Mate 20 Pro’s capability to take great, almost photoshopped, snaps at the press of a mere button. Prima facie, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro seems like a worthy successor to the P20 Pro and could prove itself to be the best smartphone camera of this year.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Specifications and Features
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a thorough flagship phone that makes zero compromises. That means you get wireless charging, but Huawei goes one step further by allowing the phone to wirelessly charge other phones. This is a good opportunity to mention its impressive 4200mAh lithium polymer battery, which is significantly higher capacity compared to the average flagship smartphone. The battery itself fast charges at a massive 40 watts and can attain 70 percent battery capacity within 30 minutes.
The Mate 20 Pro is also the first phone to incorporate a 7nm SoC. The AI optimised Kirin 980 chipset contains four Cortex-A76 cores at different clock speeds, in addition to another four low power Cortex-A55 cores meant to improve battery efficiency. The new chipset boasts of advanced AI capabilities and supports faster LPDDR4X memory, while claiming to possess much higher bandwidth, lower latency, and better power efficiency compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. However, the lack of a traditional microSD card slot for storage expandability wouldn’t have been bad if Huawei hadn’t replaced it with its proprietary Nano Memory format.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Release Date
|Expected Price||Rs. 43,990|
|Launch Date||16th October 2018|
|Updated On||12th November 2018|
The latest Huawei Mate 20 Pro news
Nov 8, 2018 -- Diving Case For Huawei Mate 20 Pro Now Available In China
Huawei has started selling the Diving Case for its Mate 20 Pro flagship device. The phone was promoted as being capable of underwater photography, and the new case is protective enough to withstand pressure for depths up to 5 metres under water, including hard water. The case would hold strong for an hour, and has buttons that make it easy to use. The Diving Case has been made available at VMall.com for CNY 599, which would be INR 6,200 approximately. ...View more
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Inside Looks Revealed Via Chinese Tech Site
A Chinese tech site, in an article, revealed the inside looks of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro device. The pictures make it clear that the disassembling process has not been the easiest with its glass sandwich built with water and dust protection, that may have taken layers of unscrewing and ungluing process to reach at the core. Interesting findings were the battery, Samsung made RAM and also the loudspeakers from AAC- which also supplies to Apple. ...View more
Huawei Finland Promises to Replace Mate 20 Pro Handsets With Faulty Screens
Huawei Finland's Director of Marketing and Communications spoke on the matter of Huawei Mate 20 Pro device's greenish screen debacle. While customers have been complaining about a greenish tint in the display, Huawei's UK community forum manager previously had issued a semi-official statement on the matter. Though an owner of one of the faulty devices posted a reassuring message on Huawei's community forum saying, when he visited the company's support branch they promised to replace the faulty device with a new one while advising against accepting repaired devices from any other service centers. ...View more