Huawei has launched its latest flagship smartphones: Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 X and Porsche Design Mate 20 RS (Special edition) at an event in London on October 16, 2018. Huawei Mate 20 Series offer top-notch AI and premium user experience, world’s first Kirin 980 mobile AI octa-core chipset (also 5G ready) with 7 nm process technology for performance (CPU,GPU) improvements and power efficiency, Leica Triple Camera powered by AI with one flash to capture life’s moments with artistic touch, and 3D glass with smooth curves.

The key highlights of Huawei Mate 20 include: Dewdrop display with a very high screen-to-body ratio; 4000 mAh battery with AI-powered smart management; Huawei SuperCharge which yields 58 % charging with just 30 minutes of charging; Triple Rear Camera: 12 MP main rear RGB Lens + 8 MP telephoto lens + 16 MP ultra wide angle lens for landscape/macro photos; AI Painting photography with 1500 scenarios and 25 categories.

Furthermore, Huawei Mate 20 also include AI-cinema mode; AI-image stabilization for blur-free, incredible photos even in low-light conditions; remarkable light reflection off the back of midnight blue and emerald green colors, EMUI 9.0 platform, and Wireless Projecting: For project presentations, gaming or video immediately connecting to a larger screen (Still users are able to send messages or make phone calls with ease and privacy in this PC mode).

Coming to Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the high-end and most expensive smartphone variant in the Huawei Mate 20 series. The key highlights include: 6.39-inch OLED 2K display; Triple rear camera set-up from Leica: 40 MP (wide-angle lens) + 20 MP (ultra-wide angle lens), and 8 MP telephoto camera; 3D Depth Sensing technology for 3D face unlocking; 6 GB/8 GB RAM variants and support for 128 GB/256 GB of internal storage; 4200 mAh non-removable battery with wire and wireless charging (15 W Huawei Wireless Quick Charge) support; Huawei Kirin 980 octa-core processor; Dust and Water resistant with IP-68 certification; 3D Live Emojis, In-screen fingerprint sensor supporting ergonomic design, HiVision Assistant (gives information on goods, landmarks, famous paintings, diet and health), underwater camera mode to have shooting 5 meters deep to capture life’s moments – aquatic life and beauty.

Coming to Huawei Mate 20 X, the key highlights include: 7.2-inch OLED FHD+ display for immersive experience, gaming thrill and entertainment; GPU Turbo 2.0 technology for fast gaming experience with intensity and stability; Triple rear camera set-up from Leica: 40 MP (wide-angle lens) + 20 MP (ultra-wide angle lens), and 8 MP telephoto camera; 6 GB RAM with 128 GB of internal storage; large 5000 mAh non-removable battery; Huawei Kirin 980 octa-core processor; Stereophonic sound system for games and movies with support for dual symmetrical speakers to offer an immersive experience with high dynamic range up to 40 decibels; HUAWEI Supercool:The world’s first liquid multi-dimensional cooling system with Vapour Chamber (VC) and Graphene Film which keeps heat away and makes the device cool for gaming and entertainment; AI Painting photography with 1500 scenarios and 25 categories; AI-cinema mode; “Wireless Projecting”: For project presentations, gaming or video immediately connecting to a larger screen; HUAWEI M-Pen3 to write down your ideas in text and even photos (Easy Memo service); AI Vision Assistant (gives information on goods, landmarks, famous paintings, diet and health).

Huawei Mate 20 Series: Price and availability

Huawei Mate 20 price is set at Euro 799 (approx Rs. 67,600) for 4 GB RAM/128 GB storage and Euro 849 (approx Rs. 71,900) for 6 GB RAM/128 GB storage variant. On the other hand, Huawei Mate 20 Pro price has been set at Euro 1049 (approx Rs. 88,800) for its 6 GB RAM/128 GB storage variant. Huawei Mate 20 going to be available in Black, Twilight and Midnight Blue colors. Huawei Mate 20 Pro will be available in Midnight Blue, Black, Emerald Green, Twilight color options and have been launched in few European markets with pre-orders and sale. Finally, Huawei Mate 20 X is priced at Euro 899 (approx Rs. 76,100) and going to be available in Phantom Silver and Midnight Blue color options with release in a few European markets from October 26th 2018 onwards.

Huawei Mate 20 Launched in India on October 16th 2018 in London Huawei Mate 20 launched in London: Front and Rear View

Huawei Mate 20 Specifications and Features:

Huawei Mate 20 comes with 6.53-inch LCD IPS FHD+ display for visual and immersive experience with gaming and video apps. It comes with a screen resolution of 2244×1080 pixels and pixel density of 381 ppi.

On the camera front, Huawei Mate 20 features a Triple rear camera set-up from Leica: 12 MP (wide-angle lens) with f/1.8 aperture + 16 MP (ultra-wide angle lens) with f/2.2 aperture, and 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture. The triple rear camera features include autofocus (laser, phase and contrast focus) and Huawei AI Image stabilization. The smartphone also equips a 24 MP front (selfie) camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Huawei Mate 20 Launched in India on October 16th 2018 in LondonHuawei Mate 20 Triple Rear Camera Set-up

Huawei Mate 20 runs EMUI 9.0 UI platform based on Android 9 (Pie) mobile OS. Huawei Mate 20 is driven by Huawei Kirin 980 processor that has a processing speed up to 2.6 GHz. The Mali-G76 GPU pushes graphics crunching. The Kirin 980 chipset is the world’s first 7nm mobile AI Chipset and its features include: Being the first in the world to have cortex-A76 architecture chipset, the world’s first dual NPU (Neural processing unit) design, and also the world’s first chipset to support LTE Cat.21 (supports fastest downlink at 1.4 Gbps and offers stable connection capability even in congestion areas such as subways, underpass or fast-trains).

On the AI intelligence front, Kirin 980 succeeds by quickly adaptation to AI scenes such as quicker face recognition (120 % increase in recognition speed), object recognition, object detection, image segmentation and intelligent translation by utilizing the benefits and power of a dual-core NPU.

From the storage viewpoint, Huawei Mate 20 supports RAM size of 4 GB/6 GB variants and has support for 128 GB of inbuilt storage which is further expandable up to 256 GB via nano memory card support. Huawei Mate 20 features a dual hybrid slot where two SIM slots with dual nano SIM cards are possible, and another option is one nano SIM card with a nano memory card. Huawei Mate 20 is powered by a 4000 mAh non-removable battery. Regarding cellular technologies, Huawei Mate 20 offers GSM, 3G, and 4G LTE with VoLTE support.

On connectivity technologies dimension, Huawei Mate 20 support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/a/ac (wave 2), Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, Wi-Fi 5GHz, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0 (BLE), and NFC (Read Write mode/Peer to Peer mode/Card Emulation mode). Regarding connectivity support, USB Type-C 3.1, Type-C audio jack, PC data synchronization, and 3.5 mm audio jack are provided. With regard to sensors, it includes GPS (L1 + L5 Dual band), A-GPS (including GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo [E1+E5a dual band], QZSS [L1 + L5 Dual band), Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted), Gyroscope, Gravity, Ambient light, Electric Compass, Proximity, Hall, Laser, Barometer, Infrared sensor, and color temperature sensor. Huawei Mate 20 dimensions include 158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm and weigh 188 g (including the battery).


Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Huawei Mate 20 X: Specifications, Features:

Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with 6.39-inch OLED 2K display. It comes with a screen resolution of 3120×1440 pixels and pixel density of 538 ppi. Whereas, Huawei Mate X comes with 7.2-inch OLED FHD+ display and comes with a screen resolution of 2244×1080 pixels.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Launched in India on October 16th 2018 in London Huawei Mate 20 Pro launched in London: Rear and Front View

On the camera front, both Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Huawei Mate 20 X features a Triple rear camera set-up from Leica: 40 MP (wide-angle lens) with f/1.8 aperture + 20 MP (ultra-wide angle lens) with f/2.2 aperture, and 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture. The triple rear camera features include autofocus (laser, phase and contrast focus) and Huawei AI Image stabilization. The smartphone also equips a 24 MP front (selfie) camera with f/2.0 aperture. In particular, Huawei Mate 20 Pro equips with 3D Depth Sensing technology helps in 3D face unlock feature.

Huawei Mate 20 X Launched in India on October 16th 2018 in London Huawei Mate 20 X Triple Rear Camera

Both Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X smartphones run EMUI 9.0 UI platform based on Android 9 (Pie) mobile OS. Furthermore, both are driven by Huawei Kirin 980 processor (2 x Cortex A76 2.6 GHz + 2 x Cortex A76 1.92 GHz + 4 x Cortex A55 1.8 GHz) with processing speed up to 2.6 GHz. The Mali-G76 GPU pushes graphics crunching.

From the storage viewpoint, Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports RAM size of 6 GB/8 GB variants and has support for 128 GB/256 GB of inbuilt storage, and additional storage up to 256 GB via nano memory card (NM).
On the other hand, Huawei Mate 20 X only offers a single variant: 6 GB RAM with 128 GB storage. Both smartphones feature a dual hybrid slot where two SIM slots with dual nano SIM cards are possible, and another option is one nano SIM card with a nano memory card.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro is powered by a 4200 mAh non-removable battery with wire charging support (Max 40 W Huawei SuperCharge). Also, Wireless charging is supported with 15 W Huawei Wireless Quick Charge. However, on the battery front, Huawei Mate 20 X equips a 5000 mAh non-removable battery. Regarding cellular technologies, Huawei Mate 20 Pro offers GSM, 3G, and 4G LTE with VoLTE support.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Launched in India on October 16th 2018 in London Huawei Mate 20 Pro – Wireless Projection Feature

On connectivity technologies dimension, Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/a/ac (wave 2), Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, Wi-Fi 5GHz, Bluetooth 5.0 (BLE), and NFC (Read Write mode/Peer to Peer mode/Card Emulation mode). Regarding connectivity support, USB Type-C 3.1, Type-C audio jack, PC data synchronization, and 3.5 mm audio jack are provided.

With regard to sensors, both smartphones have GPS (L1 + L5 Dual band), A-GPS (including GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo [E1+E5a dual band], QZSS [L1 + L5 Dual band), In-screen Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted), Gyroscope, Gravity, Ambient light, Electric Compass, Proximity, Hall, Laser, Barometer, Infrared sensor, and color temperature sensor. Huawei Mate 20 Pro dimensions include 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm and weigh 189 g (including the battery). Huawei Mate 20 Pro is Splash, Water and Dust Resistant with IP 68 certification. Huawei Mate 20 X differs with the following dimensions: 174.6 x 85.4 x 8.15 mm and weighs 232 g.

Huawei Mate 20 X Launched in India on October 16th 2018 in London Huawei Mate 20 X AI Cinema Mode