Huawei Mate 20 4GB RAM Variant Running Android 9 Pie Shows Up on Geekbench Ahead of Launch


Huawei’s upcoming flagship phablet, the Mate 20 Pro was spotted on the popular Geekbench benchmark database earlier this week, revealing highly impressive performance numbers. Its smaller sibling, the Mate 20 has now made an appearance on Geekbench. Both the smartphones are set to be made official at a global launch event in London on October 16.

Huawei Mate 20 Appears on Geekbench With Kirin 980 SoC, 4GB RAM

The Huawei Mate 20 HMA-L29 variant has appeared on Geekbench running on the Android 9 Pie operating system. As confirmed by Huawei, the Mate 20 runs on the same Kirin 980 7nm processor as the Mate 20 Pro. In the memory department, however, the Mate 20 caught on Geekbench packs 4GB of RAM as opposed to 6GB of RAM on the Mate 20 Pro.

In terms of performance, the Mate 20 managed to score 3,037 points in the single-core test and 9,724 points in the multi-core test. The Mate 20 Pro, for reference, had scored 3,390 points in the single-core test and 10,318 points in the multi-core test. While not as impressive as the scores achieved by the Mate 20 Pro, the Mate 20 still managed to outperform other 2018 Android flagship smartphones by a significant margin on Geekbench. However, the Kirin 980 isn’t quite as fast as the Apple A12 Bionic chipset. Apple’s latest and greatest mobile chipset manages to achieve a higher score in both the single-core and multi-core tests.

Huawei Mate 20 Rumored Specifications

The Huawei Mate 20 is rumored to sport a 6.43-inch IPS LCD display with a waterdrop-style notch at the top, which should mean the smartphone will have a screen-to-body ratio of around 90% or higher. While the display on the Mate 20 will be slightly smaller compared to the Mate 20 Pro, it will be running on the same Kirin 980 7nm octa-core processor with a Mali-G76 GPU. In terms of memory, the smartphone is expected to feature 4GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. Keeping the lights on will be a 4000mAh capacity battery with fast charging support. Unlike the bigger Mate 20 Pro, some rumors claim the standard Mate 20 will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.