Huawei launches Mate 20 series

By | 16th October 2018

After a lot of hype, Huawei has launched the Mate 20 series, including the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, and Porsche Design Mate 20 RS. The massive smartphones constitute a new flagship series for Huawei, a brand that has struggled with public image recently. Let’s dive into the specs.

Huawei Mate 20

  • 6.53-inch 2244×1080 display
  • Octa-core 7nm Kirin 980 processor (2 x Cortex A76 2.6 GHz + 2 x Cortex A76 1.92 GHz + 4 x Cortex A55 1.8 GHz)
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Leica Triple Camera (12-megapixel wide-angle with f/1.8GHz aperture + 16-megapixel ultra wide angle with f/2.2 aperture + 8-megapixel telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture)
  • 24-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 4000mAh battery
  • EMUI 9.0 (based on Android 9.0 Pie)
  • Colors: Midnight Blue, Black, Twilight

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro

  • 6.39-inch 3120×1440 display
  • Octa-core 7nm Kirin 980 processor
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB storage
  • Leica Triple Camera (40-megapixel wide-angle with f/1.8 aperture + 20-megapixel ultra wide angle with f/2.2 aperture + 8-megapixel telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture)
  • 24-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 4200mAh battery with 40W Super Charge, and 15W Wireless Quick Charge
  • EMUI 9.0 (based on Android 9.0 Pie)
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Colors: Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Black, Twilight

Huawei Mate 20 X

  • 7.2-inch OLED display
  • Octa-core 7nm Kirin 980 processor
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB storage
  • Leica Triple Camera (40-megapixel wide-angle with f/1.8 aperture + 20-megapixel ultra wide angle with f/2.2 aperture + 8-megapixel telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture)
  • 24-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 5000mAh battery with 40W Super Charge
  • EMUI 9.0 (based on Android 9.0 Pie)
  • Huawei Supercool cooling system
  • Colors: Midnight Blue, Phantom Silver

The Porsche Design Mate 20 RS is essentially the Mate 20 Pro with a tweaked design.

From specs alone, all three devices are beastly, setting new flagship standards. Of particular note is the Kirin 980 processor, which is the world’s first 7nm process mobile processor. This enables it to provide powerful performance with new opportunities for AI, all while running efficiently.

The camera also deserves a mention. Huawei’s partnership with Leica has produced some fantastic mobile cameras, and this looks to be the best yet. We’ll reserve final judgement until we can test it, but it looks to be a winner.

And if you’re wondering where the Mate 20 X fits in the lineup, it’s a bit like a larger Mate 20 Pro with an emphasis on mobile gaming, hence the cooling system.

Huawei is launch the Mate 20 series on a rolling basis in select countries beginning today.

What are your thoughts on Huawei’s latest devices? Are you planning to purchase any of them?