Huawei today at an event officially lifted the veil of the all-new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones. Both are powered by Android’s first 7nm chipset and houses Leicas’ triple camera setup.
With these new flagship smartphones, Huawei also introduces Android’s first 7nm chips dubbed as Kirin 980. The chipset is the first to use ARM’s new Cortex-A76 cores.
Talking of which, the new chipset is made up of 6.9 billion transistors, 60% more than its predecessor.
Huawei claims that with this new chip, the users will get a 75% boost in performance and 58% improved power efficiency over the A73 cores
This chip is a three-tier design – two A76 as the big cores, two more A76 as medium cores and, finally, four small A55 cores.
Android 9.0 Pie comes pre-installed out of the box with EMUI 9.0 on top of that.
The Pro model has only the 6/128GB variant. And the normal Huawei Mate 20 comes with an option to choose from 4GB/6GB of RAM but with a single 128GB storage option.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
As always the Pro variant is the more powerful one. This new Mate 20 Pro is equipped with the 6.39” curved OLED display with 1,440p resolution and supports HDR.
The camera section of this model has also revamped. Now there’s the triple camera sensor which is descended from the P20 Pro camera. This includes a 40MP wide angle lens (27MM), 20MP ultra-wide lens (16MM), and 8MP 3X telephoto lens (80MM).
The camera of this model is really amazing, it can capture macro shots from just 2.5cm / 1in.
Thanks to the AI Cinema Mode, the video option of this device has also improved. One can now adjust the color tint, saturation and brightness of a clip to enhance the mood.
The front side of the device has the 24MP snapper (f/2.0) and a 3D face scanner. Following the norm, Huawei has also embedded an in-display fingerprint reader which is pressure sensitive.
To keep the lights of the device on, the company has embedded a 4,200mAh of the battery. Huawei has introduced a new SuperCharge tech which can charge 70 percent of batter in just 30 minutes (a whopping 40W of power). This new tech is safe to use – TUV Rheinland has certified this.
The device also supports Wireless Charging, there’s 15W Wireless Quick Charge, which gets the battery from 0% to 30% in half an hour (1,300mAh). And here’s a new thing, – Wireless Reverse Charging, with this new trick you can share your battery’s juice with other devices.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports stereo speakers has the USB-C port for charging. Connectivity option includes Dual band GPS and Dual VoLTE.
Huawei Mate 20
This one is equipped with a flat LCD screen of size 6.53″, and has a resolution of 1080 pixels. You will sport the Tripple camera setup on this unit as well, but the sensor size and lenses have changed.
The primary shooter is the 12MP one with the f/1.8 lens. The ultra-wide lens is the 16MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Then there’s the 8MP 52mm f/2.4 telephoto cam. Both the 2.5cm / 1in macro mode and the AI features are available here as well.
As you can see in the depicted-picture the front side has a tiny teardrop notch. The front camera is embedded there only – the 24MP sensor but sadly no room for the advanced 3D face scanner.
No in-display sensor in this case, but there’s one fingerprint reader located on the rear side – just below the camera setup.
The Huawei Mate 20 also has a bigger battery of size 4,000mAh but came up with the older 22.5W SuperCharge. No wireless charging here.
Charging is done over USB-C and has the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Availability & Price
As far as the pricing goes the 4GB/128GB variant of the Huawei Mate 20 starts at €800 while the 6GB RAM variant goes up to €850. And the 6GB/128GB variant of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro will set you back at €1,050.