The Huawei Mate 20 has been launched along with the Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X and Porsche Design Mate 20 RS, in a global event held in London. And here’s all you need to know about the devices. 

Huawei Mate 20 Midnight Blue

The Huawei Mate 20 is powered by the company’s latest and greatest octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor, which supports GPU Turbo. It runs on EMUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie out of the box, one of the first devices to do so, besides the Pixel 3 phones.

The Mate 20 will be available in 4GB/6GB RAM variants with 128GB of storage, which can be further expanded to 256GB via a microSD card slot. The phone is backed by a 4000mAh battery, which charges over a USB Type-C port, and thankfully retains the 3.5mm headphone jack.

There are three LEICA cameras on the Huawei Mate 20, which comprise of a 12MP wide-angle lens, a 16MP ultra wide-angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens, accompanied by a laser focus an LED Flash. The selfie lens is a 24MP front camera.

The Mate 20 sports a 6.53-inch LCD display with a dewdrop notch, and supports a resolution of 2240 x 1080 pixels, with 381 PPI and a DCI-P3 Color Gamut. The device has a fingerprint scanner on the back panel.

Huawei Mate 20 technical specifications 

  • Display: 6.53-inch TFT IPS LCD 2240 x 1080 pixels, dewdrop notch, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 381 PPI, DCI-P3 Color Gamut 
  • Operating System: EMUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie 
  • Processor: octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 + GPU Turbo  
  • Memory: 4GB/6GB RAM  
  • Storage: 128GB + up to 256GB MicroSD 
  • Rear Cameras: LEICA 12MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 16MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 8MP (Telephoto Lens, f/2.4 aperture), laser focus, phase focus, contrast focus, AIS (AI Image stabilization) 
  • Selfie Camera: 24MP, f/2.0 aperture.  
  • Battery: 4000 mAh 
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (wave2), 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 + BLE, USB Type-C 3.1, 3.5mm headphone jack 
  • Sensors: Rear-mounted Fingerprint Scanner, Proximity Sensor, Ambient light sensor, Digital Compass, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Hall sensor, laser sensor, Barometer, Infrared sensor, Colour temperature sensor 
  • Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3mm 
  • Weight: 188g 

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is significantly different, compared to the regular variant. It is equipped with a 6.39-inch OLED display, which supports a 2K resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels, with a pixel density 538 PPI, DCI-P3 Color Gamut, but has an iPhone X-style long notch.

The reason the notch is larger is because the Mate 20 Pro has a 3D-depth sensing camera for Face Unlock. The phone has an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner.

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The rear cameras on the Mate 20 Pro comprises of a 40MP Wide Angle Lens (yes, you read it right), a 20MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens, and an 8MP Telephoto lens, with laser focus and an LED Flash. The rest of the device’s specs are similar to that of the Mate 20, except for a few details like the memory, battery. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro technical specifications 

  • Display: 6.39-inch OLED 3120 x 1440 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 538 PPI, DCI-P3 Color Gamut 
  • Operating System: EMUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie 
  • Processor: octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 + GPU Turbo  
  • Memory: 6GB/8GB RAM  
  • Storage: 128GB + up to 256GB MicroSD 
  • Rear Cameras: LEICA 40MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 20MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 8MP (Telephoto Lens, f/2.4 aperture), laser focus, phase focus, contrast focus, AIS (AI Image stabilization) 
  • Selfie Camera: 24MP, f/2.0 aperture.  
  • Battery: 4200 mAh 
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (wave2), 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 + BLE, USB Type-C 3.1 
  • Sensors: In-Display Fingerprint Scanner, Proximity Sensor, Ambient light sensor, Digital Compass, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope,  Hall sensor, laser sensor, Barometer, Infrared sensor, Colour temperature sensor 
  • Dimensions: 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6mm 
  • Other: IP 68 Splash, Water and dust resistant 
  • Weight: 189g 
  • Colours: Midnight Blue, Black, Emerald Green and Twilight 

Huawei Mate 20 X

Take away the long-notch and the dedicated face unlock camera from the Pro version, and you have the Huawei Mate 20 X. It has a bigger display and battery though.

Huawei Mate 20 X technical specifications 

  • Display: 7.2-inch OLED 2240 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, dewdrop Notch, DCI-P3 Color Gamut 
  • Operating System: EMUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie 
  • Processor: octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 + GPU Turbo  
  • Memory: 6GB RAM  
  • Storage: 128GB + up to 256GB MicroSD 
  • Rear Cameras: LEICA 40MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 20MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 8MP (Telephoto Lens, f/2.4 aperture), laser focus, phase focus, contrast focus, AIS (AI Image stabilization) 
  • Selfie Camera: 24MP, f/2.0 aperture.  
  • Battery: 5000 mAh 
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (wave2), 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 + BLE, USB Type-C 3.1, 3.5mm headphoen jack 
  • Sensors: Rear Fingerprint Scanner, Proximity Sensor, Ambient light sensor, Digital Compass, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope,  Hall sensor, laser sensor, Barometer, Infrared sensor, Colour temperature sensor 
  • Dimensions: 174.8 x 85.4 x 8.15mm 
  • Other: IP 68 Splash, Water and dust resistant 
  • Weight: 232g 
  • Colours: Phantom Silver, Midnight Blue 

Porsche Design Mate 20 RS

Now take the Mate 20 Pro, give it a Porsche branding, with more RAM and storage, and different colour options. That is what the Porsche Design Mate 20 RS is.

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PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS Black

Porsche Design Mate 20 RS technical specifications 

  • Display: 6.39-inch OLED 3120 x 1440 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 538 PPI, DCI-P3 Color Gamut  
  • Operating System: EMUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie  
  • Processor: octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 + GPU Turbo   
  • Memory: 8GB RAM   
  • Storage: 256GB + up to 256GB MicroSD  
  • Rear Cameras: LEICA 40MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 20MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 8MP (Telephoto Lens, f/2.4 aperture), laser focus, phase focus, contrast focus, AIS (AI Image stabilization)  
  • Selfie Camera: 24MP, f/2.0 aperture.   
  • Battery: 4200 mAh  
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (wave2), 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 + BLE, USB Type-C 3.1  
  • Security:  In-Display Fingerprint Scanner, 3D Depth Sensing Face Unlock 
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Ambient light sensor, Digital Compass, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope,  Hall sensor, laser sensor, Barometer, Infrared sensor, Colour temperature sensor  
  • Dimensions: 157.8, 72.3 x 9.7mm 
  • Other: IP 68 Splash, Water and dust resistant 
  • Weight: 187g 
  • Colours: Black, Red

Huawei Mate 20 series pricing:

  • Huawei Mate 20 (4GB + 128GB) – EUR799
  • Huawei Mate 20 (6GB + 128GB) – EUR849
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro (6GB + 128GB) – EUR1049
  • Huawei Mate 20 X (6GB + 128GB) – EUR899
  • Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS (8GB + 256GB) – EUR1695
  • Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS (8GB + 512GB) – EUR2095

The devices will be available in the U.K., France, Italy and United Arab Emirates soon.


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