Huawei Mate 20 Pro

huawei mate 20 pro

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro features a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution. The display is HDR10 capable, and it has a DCI-P3 color gamut. More importantly, there is an in-display fingerprint scanner. The screen has a nearly bezel-less design. However, with a notch. Speaking of which, the notch houses the 3D face recognition system, which can be used for unlocking the device. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is powered by the brand’s own Kirin 980 SoC. The chipset has eight CPU cores among which are four Cortex-A75 cores for heavy tasks, and four Cortex-A55 cores for lighter tasks. Although the Mate 20 Pro is available in 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variants internationally, in India, the device is available only in the 6GB + 128GB variant.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is renowned for its camera hardware. The smartphone comes with a 40MP + 20MP + 8MP triple-camera setup at the rear. All three cameras have phase-detection and laser-detection autofocus. There is also OIS, but unfortunately, only in the 8MP camera. The front-facing camera is a 24-megapixel sensor. The Mate 20 Pro has a 4200mAh battery, which is comparatively larger than what its competitors offer. Not only that, but the battery also supports an astonishing 40W fast charging. The Mate 20 Pro also offers all the additional features that you expect from a high-end smartphone such as IP68 water and dust resistant body, USB 3.1 Type-C port, Bluetooth v5.0 with aptX HD codec, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, dual-band GPS, and stereo speakers.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Price in India

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro price in India is Rs. 69,990 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. Although the device also comes in 8GB RAM + 256GB storage option internationally, it is not yet available in India. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro was launched on 28th November 2018 in India. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes in multiple color options like Emerald Green and Twilight which are also priced the same. Huawei is also offering a bundle option worth Rs. 71,990 with which you get Sennheiser PXC 550 wireless headphones along with the Mate 20 Pro.

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 is 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 is hidden within the notch also enables face recognition and also doubles up to deliver 3D emojis.

The centerpiece of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, however, is the rather large 6.4-inch AMOLED display. The display is HDR10 compatible. It 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. 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-megapixel sensor is unchanged, but the 20-megapixel secondary sensor has been upgraded from the P20 pro’s monochrome variety to a full-color 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 aforementioned sheer 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 charge other phones wirelessly. This is a good opportunity to mention its impressive 4200mAh lithium polymer battery, which is a 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 optimized 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.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro Specifications

PerformanceHiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
Display6.39 inches (16.23 cm)
CameraTriple (40MP + 20MP + 8MP)
Battery4200 mAh
Resolution1440 x 3120 pixels
Aspect ratio19.5:9
Display TypeAMOLED
Screen Size6.39 inches (16.23 cm)
Pixel Density538 pixel per inch (ppi)
Touchscreen typeCapacitive, Multi-touch
Color Reproduction16M colors
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
Screen to body percentage87.9%
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 256GB
Dimensions6.21 x 2.85 x 0.34 inch (157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm)
Water ResistantYes, IP68 dust
Weight189 grams (6.67 oz)
ColorsEmerald Green, Midnight Blue, Twilight, Pink Gold, Black
Operating SystemAndroid v9.0 (Pie)
RearTriple (40MP + 20MP + 8MP)
Rear Camera FeaturesLED Flash, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Physical ApertureRear (f/1.8) + (f/2.2) + (f/2.4), Front (f/2.0)
Other FeaturesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Exposure compensation, ISO control, Phase Detection autofocus, Laser autofocus
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@960fps
Removable BatteryNo
Wireless ChargingYes, Qi wireless fast charging 15W
Capacity4200 mAh
Fast ChargingYes
GPSYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Wi-FiYes, with dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv5.0 with A2DP, aptX HD, LE
Network4G VoLTE, 4G
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host
Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)Yes
SIM ConfigurationSingle/Dual, Nano-SIM
NFC ChipsetYes
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
CPU2x2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55
GraphicsMali-G76 MP10
Architecture64 bit
No of Cores8 (Octa-core)
Fingerprint sensorYes, Under Display
Other SensorsProximity, Barometer, Face ID
Audio JackUSB Type-C
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