Mate 20 series unwrapped by Huawei at London launch

Mate 20 series unwrapped by Huawei at London launch

Instead of the glass rear, the Mate 20 RS has a premium leather.

The Mate 20 features a 6.53-inch LCD display boasting a resolution of 2,244 x 1,080 while the Mate 20 Pro has a slightly smaller 6.39-inch OLED panel at 3,120 x 1,440 pixels.

We are now just a few hours away from the official launch. Interestingly, it is first smartphone that comes loaded with nano microSD card support. The only difference is that it will have a slightly smaller 6.4-inch OLED display (3120x1440 resolution), 6 or 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM options and a 4,200 mAh battery. The handset is powered by a Kirin 980 processor and is paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. It sports a Leica triple camera setup. Connectivity options include dual SIM card slots with 4.5G VoLTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Global Positioning System and Bluetooth. The phone comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and Apple iPhone X-like facial recognition.

The Mate 20 Pro X, on the other hand, is more of a phablet device.

Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are Huawei's 2018 updates to last year's 5.9-inch Mate 10 and 6.0-inch Mate 10 Pro smartphones, packed with Huawei's latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset and the largest batteries you can find in a smartphone, 4000 mAh in Mate 20 and 4200 mAh in Mate 20 Pro. This display has a high color saturation. Huawei showed on stage an image showing a Mate 20 Pro recharging the battery of an iPhone XS to make this point.

Huawei has unveiled the latest members of its Mate smartphone series: the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. The company is implementing three different focal lengths, with one 20-megapixel camera for super wide shots, one 40-megapixel shooter in a conventional wide-angle, and one 8-megapixel telephoto camera. Yes, there's also a Mate 20 Lite and a P20 Lite for the mid-ranger aficionados among you, in case you were wondering.

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On top of that, 3D Face Unlock can also be used to access a protected area of the smartphone that can contain apps and data.

The Mate 20 Pro powered by Octa-Core CPU under the hood which has three tier design. This includes a world-first feature that I wish would be implemented in more devices: backwards charging. Yes, you read that right, the Mate 20 Pro can charge any Qi compatible device wirelessly by posing as a wireless mat of sorts. Like the Mate 20, it comes with an IP53 water and dust resistance rating.

The Mate 20 triple-camera packs a 16MP (Ultra Wide Angle 17mm, f/2.2) shooter, a 12MP (Wide angle 27mm, f/1.8) unit, and an 8MP (2x Telephoto 52mm, f/2.4, OIS) lens.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is arriving in Australia on November 1.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes in just one memory variant of 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage with a price tag of Euro 1049 (about 440,000 Naira).

The Huawei Mate 20 X is a huge gaming smartphone and when we say huge we mean it.

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