Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X with Kirin 980 SoC Launched

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At an event in London, Huawei has launched today Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X and Porsche Design Mate 20 RS smartphones. These phones are powered by the recently introduced Huawei’s densest and highest performing system on chip (SoC) to date—the Kirin 980. It comes with the advanced 7nm process incorporating the powerful Cortex-A76-based CPU and Mali-G76 GPU.

Acccording to Huawei, compared to Kirin 970, the latest chipset 980 is equipped with CPU that is 75 percent more powerful, GPU that is 46 percent more powerful and NPU that is 226 percent more powerful. Furthermore, the efficiency of the components has also been elevated: the CPU is 58 percent more efficient, GPU is 178 percent more efficient, and the NPU is 182 percent more efficient. The Kirin 980 is also the industry’s first SoC to be equipped with Dual-NPU which enhances AI processing capability to support any and all AI applications.

On the battery front, the Mate 20 Pro houses a large, high-density 4200mAh battery, and supports 40W Huawei SuperCharge, which according to the company gives the device 70 percent charge in 30 minutes. It also supports 15W HUAWEI Wireless Quick Charge, the industry’s fastest wireless charging solution, and Wireless Reverse Charge, which enables the device to work as a power bank for selected electronic devices supporting wireless charging.The safety of the technology is certified by TÜV Rheinland. The Mate 20 is packed with 4,000mAh battery with 22.5W Huawei Supercharge. The Mate 20 X supports an ultra-large 5000mAh battery, and is equipped with a revolutionary Huawei super cool system which will enable the phone to be used for an extended period of time and deliver the smoothest and most satisfying gaming experience to consumers.

On the camera front, the Mate 20 Pro is armed with three LEICA rear cameras – 40MP with f/1.8 aperture, second camera of 8MP with 3x telephoto sensor, OIS and  f/2.4 aperture and third camera of 20MP with ultra-wide sensor and f/2.2 aperture. The Mate 20 also has three main LEICA cameras of 12MP with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP with 3x telephoto sensor, OIS and  f/2.4 aperture and third camera of 16MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture. These phones have 24MP RGB front camera for selfies.

For security, the Mate 20 Pro comes with In-display fingerprint sensor and an IR camera for Face Unlock whereas the Mate 20 has fingerprint sensor on the rear.

The Mate 20 Pro has 6.39-inch curved OLED display (3120 x 1440 resolution) with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 whereas the Mate 20 has 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD display ( 2160 x 1080 resolution) with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. The Mate 20 Pro comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage whereas the Mate 20 comes in two variants of 4/6GB RAM and 128GB of storage.

The Mate 20 X phablet flaunts a 7.2-inch OLED display. It is packed with Leica triple rear cameras of 40 MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 20 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture). For selfies, it has 24 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. It comes with support for Huawei M-PEN. It comes with 6GB RAM + 128 GB of storage.

These phones run on EMUI 9.0 based on Android P.

The Mate 20 Pro will be available in Pink Gold, Midnight Blue, Emerald Green, Twilight, Black colors whereas the Mate 20 will be available in Pink Gold, Midnight Blue, Emerald Green, Twilight, Black colors.

Prices

The Mate 20 (4GB + 128GB configuration) is priced EURO 799 and the Mate 20 (6GB + 128GB configuration) is priced EUR0 849. It will start selling from 16th October, 2018.

The Mate 20 Pro (6GB + 128GB configuration) is priced EURO 1049 and will also go on sale from 16th October, 2018.

The Mate 20 X (6GB + 128GB configuration) is priced EURO 899 and will start selling from 26th October, 2018.

The PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS (8GB + 256GB configuration) is priced EURO 1695, and the PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS (8GB + 256GB configuration) is priced EURO 2095 and will go on sale from 16th November, 2018.

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