Smartphones from the Huawei Mate 20 flagship series have been premiered. Two new models joined the family: Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro, introducing a new quality on the mobile market. We know their prices and possibilities – are they the best Android smartphones ever?
After countless reports and information on the latest flagship of the Chinese manufacturer, we can finally say – we have them. Date 16 October will long be a part of the history of Huawei, and the presented models from the latest series of Huawei Mate 20 have a chance to conquer the market. The London premiere brought two new Huawei Mate 20 models and its improved version of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro to the ranks of the popular brand. Together with the previously released Mate 20 Lite, all three form a harmonious trio. In a separate entry you will get to know Mate 20 X and Mate 20 RS Porsche Design.
The screens have grown and have indentations
This year Huawei's debut smartphones have significantly enlarged and changed the design of their screens. The front part of the basic version of the Huawei Mate 20 is filled with a 6.43-inch TFT LCD and 18.7: 9 aspect ratio. The panel has not been curved and has a Full HD + resolution (2240 x 1080) and a small water drop shape. The thin frames on each side of the casing and the partial water resistance guaranteed by the IP53 certificate have not been forgotten .In the more powerful Huawei Mate 20 Pro we find a stranger smaller screen with a diagonal of 6.39 inches. It was decided on a matrix made in OLED technology – curved on the sides and equipped with QHD + resolution (3120 x 1440). We do not have to worry about the sharpness of the image being displayed, but the presence of a fairly wide notch at the top of the screen may be disturbing. The manufacturer explains the size of the indentation with the need to put in the construction of 3D face recognition technology, speakers and sensors. This means even faster unlocking of the phone face and stereo sound. In addition, reports about the presence of a fingerprint integrated with the screen were widely reported . There is certainly a lot of Huawei fans waiting for this technology, although we can expect that the classic sensor from Mate 20 will work equally well.
Performance in the flagship edition
The latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset with Mali-G76 graphics works inside both flagships. The IFA SoC presented at the Berlin fair was made in a revolutionary 7 nm process and composed of an octa-core processor, consisting of: 2x super-cores Cortex-A76, 2x large Cortex-A76 and 4x small Cortex-A55. It is worth mentioning that the Kirin 980 is next to the Apple A12 Bionic the only processor made in 7 nm.The set supports second-generation NPU, a dedicated unit for handling artificial intelligence , capable of recognizing the scenery of 4,500 photos per minute. Huawei strongly emphasizes the AI's capabilities of its chipset, estimating its speed increase by 20 percent compared to its predecessor. In addition to the faster and more energy-efficient processor, the flagship has the following amount of memory:
- Huawei Mate 20: 4 GB RAM ,
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro: 6 GB RAM .
When it comes to internal memory, in the basic Mate 20 we will receive 128 GB of memory (UFS 2.1) for our own files. The basic variants of Huawei Mate 20 Pro memory will be able to be expanded by the nanoSD cards presented by the manufacturer – these will not be the cheapest. The standard edition will remain with the classic microSD layouts.
Triple camera is a hit?
It is no secret that Huawei puts primarily on photography, wishing to repeat the success of the praised Huawei P20 Pro. Therefore, Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro were equipped with a triple camera with LEICA optics in a square and centered configuration that visually appealed to me.A set of cameras in Mate 20 Pro opens the main lens with an impressive 40 MP resolution and f / 1.8 aperture. It is equipped with FusionMind technology, which for better image sharpness combines four pixels into one. The second camera is designed for portraits of the 8 MP telephoto lens with the f / 2.4 aperture, and the third is the 20 MP wide eyepiece . The square frame is completed by the LED. The camera supports optical image stabilization and a fivefold zoom, the effects of which are to surprise with almost lossless quality. The aforementioned NPU controller will play a major role in this process. When it comes to Mate 20, here we will find a slightly different set: a 12 MP main camera, a 16 MP wide angle and an 8 MP telephoto lens. The difference is therefore noticeable and explains differences in features (which we will discuss more in a moment). We will take selfie photos using an advanced 24 MP camera with spatial facial recognition technology, but only on Mate 20 Pro.
Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro from the kitchen
Huawei did not spared on the accessories and the appropriate communication facilities. On board both versions we will find the latest Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9, USB-C connector, NFC payments, fingerprint readers in various forms, Bluetooth 5.0 and LTE cat. 21. Differences appeared in the 3.5 mm jack connector, which we will meet in Mate 20, which was missing in Mate 20 Pro. Huawei also came up with an interesting idea and hid the multimedia speaker in the housing so that the sound escapes through the USB type C connector. Mate 20 Pro also has a second multimedia speaker, so we're talking about a stereo set.The basic energy will be taken care of by the lithium-ion battery with a good 4000 mAh capacity , and the flagship Mate 20 Pro receives a 4200 mAh cell with a fast option (40W in Pro and 22.5W in the basic Mate 20) and wireless charging (15W) . Particularly impressive is the fast charging on the cable – 70% of the battery will be filled in half an hour, and the process itself is 440% faster than the iPhone Xs Max, charged with the charger from the sales set. Mate 20 Pro can be used as a wireless charger for other devices.
How much will Huawei's premiere smartphones cost?
All information about pre-sales and prices of smartphones Mate 20 can be found in the entry below: https://www.gsmmaniak.pl/909318/huawei-mate-20-pro-cena-przedsprzedaz-gratisy/
Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro – specification:
|Huawei Mate 20||Huawei Mate 20 Pro|
|System||Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9 overlay|
|Screen||6.53 ", TFT LCD, 2440 x 1080 px||6.39 ", AMOLED, 3120 x 1440 px|
|SoC||Kirin 980, 7 nm|
|RAM||4 GB||6 GB|
|Built-in memory||128 GB|
|The camera||12 MP (f / 1.8) + 16 MP (f / 2.2) + 8 MP (f / 2.4)||40 MP (f / 1.8) + 20 MP (f / 2.2) + 8 MP (f / 2.4)|
|Camera||24 MP||24 MP, FaceID|
|Battery||4000 mAh, fast charging||4200 mAh, fast and wireless charging|
|Housing||waterproof (IP53)||waterproof (IP68)|
|Connectivity and more||USB type C connector, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi ac (2.4 and 5 GHz), GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS, NFC, 3.5 mm jack (only on Mate 20)|
|Dimensions and weight||158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm||157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm, 189 g.|