Huawei has just finished unveiling its Mate 20 lineup of devices which carries Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS and Mate 20 X. With this guide, you will be able to catch up on all the new changes, highlight features and improvements that the latest Huawei flagship offers. Starting from internals, Mate 20 is getting an amazing spec sheet which includes a 7nm Kirin 980 processor — Huawei’s own proprietary chipset, 3 lens camera system on the back, 128GB base storage option and more. For us, the new processor stands out quite strongly. Huawei has said that the new Kirin 980 is 75% more powerful than the older 970 which is a big jump. Further, in terms of design, Huawei has come up with totally unique design which we will discuss ahead along with other new features, release date and availability.
All the new Mate 20 smartphones have one thing in common, the Matrix Camera System. Basically, Huawei has come with a new 3-lens camera layout that fixes all sensors into this curved square on the back. This way, it seems more symmetric and also proves to be a great distinguished characteristic from other smartphones. To accommodate the high-end CPU, Mate 20 comes with a 4,000mAh battery module whereas Mate 20 Pro has a 4,200mAh capacity — both extremely large capacities!
Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X Technical Specifications:
|Technical Specifications||Huawei Mate 20||Huawei Mate 20 Pro||Huawei Mate 20 X|
|Dimensions||158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm||157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm||174.6 x 85.4 x 8.15 mm|
|Network||4G LTE||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Display||6.53 inches, 6.7 million colours, DCI-P3 Type: TFT LCD (IPS), FHD+ 2244 x 1080, 381 PPI||6.39 inches, 16.7 million colours, DCI-P3, OLED, 2K+ 3120 x 1440, 538 PPI||7.2 inches, 16.7 million colours, DCI-P3, OLED, FHD+ 2244 x 1080|
|Processor||HUAWEI Kirin 980||HUAWEI Kirin 980||HUAWEI Kirin 980|
|Memory||4 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM / 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM||6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM / 8 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM||6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM|
|OS||Android 9.0 Pie||Android 9.0 Pie||Android 9.0 Pie|
|Camera||Rear Leica Triple camera: 12 MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 16 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture)|
Front Camera: 24 MP, f/2.0 aperture
|Rear Leica Triple camera: 40 MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 20 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture)|
Front Camera: Support 3D Depth Sensing Camera. 24 MP, f/2.0 aperture
|Rear Leica Triple camera: 40 MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 20 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture)
Front Camera: 24 MP, f/2.0 aperture
|Additional features||Gravity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope Compass, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, laser sensor, Barometer, Infrared sensor, colour temprature sensor||Gravity Sensor,|
Ambient Light Sensor
In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, laser sensor, Barometer, Infrared sensor, colour temprature sensor
|Gravity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope Compass, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, laser sensor, Barometer, Infrared sensor, colour temprature sensor|
|Connectivity||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (wave2), 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C 2.0||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (wave2), 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C 3.1||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (wave2), 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C 3.1|
Huawei Mate 20 New Features:
Huawei has been releasing two flagships each year for quite some time. Earlier in the year, the brand unveiled P20 series of which we absolutely loved the P20 Pro. Now, in second half of 2018, Huawei has announced its newest Mate 20 smartphones. This time, there are a total of 4 different Mate 20 smartphone versions to choose from. The entry level is the Mate 20 then there is top of the line Mate 20 Pro with in-display fingerprint scanning, further there is Mate 20 X which features a massive 7.2 inch display and also 5,000 mAh battery. Lastly, there is a special edition Mate 20 RS available as well which is designed by Porsche.
From last year, the internals have taken a major leap forward. The CPU and GPU both perform significantly better while being more efficient as well. Further, Huawei has introduced GPU Boost 2.0 technology as well for better gaming. As for optics, the new Mate 20 series features Leica cameras all around. Mate 20 has smaller sensors whereas Mate 20 Pro can go up-to 40MP. In terms of design, the new phones come with uniquely textured color options and are covered in glass. Mate 20 RS, however, is wrapped in leather for a more exquisite feel.
Huawei Mate 20 Release Date and Availability:
Except for Mate 20 RS and Mate 20 X, all phones are available for purchase starting today. The pricing for Mate 20 is €799 (4GB + 128GB) and €849 (6GB + 128GB). The Mate 20 Pro comes at €1049 (6GB + 128GB). As for Mate 20 X, it will launch on 26th of October with a €899 price tag. Lastly, the Mate 20 RS is set to be released on 16th of November with two variants, one costing €1695 (8GB + 256GB) and the other €2095 (8GB + 256GB).
We will be covering all these smartphones in greater detail with our upcoming posts so do stay subscribed to this space for more Huawei Mate 20 content.