Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro India Launch Details
Huawei has launched the new Mate Series at an event in London, yesterday and as per the latest information from Amazon India, the new Mate Series will launch in the country exclusively to Amazon. However, Amazon has only listed the Mate 20 Pro on the website and other phones are not listed.
Huawei usually doesn’t launch high-end phones in India, However, the brand couple of months back brought the Huawei P20 Pro to the country. It is likely that Huawei may bring both the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro to India soon.
Huawei launched three new phones – Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and the Mate 20 X. The Mate 20 X is a monstrous phablet that comes with a 7.2 Inch display and has a stylus like the Samsung Note 9.
Key Highlights for the Mate 20 Series
Apart from impressive triple rear cameras, in-display fingerprint scanner the key highlights include 40Watts Super fast charger, Wireless Reverse Charging support (Worlds First), and the Kirin 980 new Flagship Processor.
Another key highlight was the new Nano Sd-Card that Huawei has introduced with the Mate series. Unlike the micro-sd card, it takes 45% lesser space, and you can buy it from Huawei to use with the Mate series phones.
The phones come with Dual Nano Sim support, or you can swap the nano-sim with the nano-sd card.
Let’s have a look at each new phone in detail, starting with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
Huawei Mate 20 PRO
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with a unique rear camera assembly, unlike we have seen on any phone before. The squarish assembly holds three cameras and a flash, and at the top of it, there is Leica branding.
It is a unique design, and some people may instantly like or hate it. As far as I am concerned, I still prefer the vertically aligned triple cameras on the P20 Pro.
The Mate 20 Pro comes with a curved OLED Display with (1440×3120 pixels) resolution and 87% screen to body ratio and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
There is a notch at the top of the display, but it is not as deep as the Google Pixel 3 XL.
Powering the mobile is the latest flagship processor from Huawei the Kirin 980 which is based on the 7Nm process similar to the Apple A12 used in the new iPhone Xs, and Xs Max.
Also, the processor comes with new AI capabilities to improve the on-device processing in comparison to the Kirin 970 Processor.
The Mate 20 Pro comes with 3 Leica rear cameras which are similar to the P20 Pro. The Primary camera is a 40 MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and the second lens has a 20 MP resolution and offers wide-angle photography capabilities.
The third lens comes with 8 MP resolution and is used as a telephoto lens for up to 3X zoom. For the unaware, Samsung recently launched the Galaxy A9 with the Quad-Rear camera module.
At the front, there is a 24-megapixel selfie camera that comes with fast 3D face recognition technology for quick unlocking of the device.
The phone comes with a massive 4200 mAH capacity battery and has a 40 Watts charge that can charge it really fast. Also, it has the worlds first wireless reverse charging support which means you can put it back to back with another phone that supports wireless charging to transfer the charge.
Additionally, the Mate 20 Pro offers wireless charging support thanks to the glass back design.
Also, the Mate series smartphones come with the Android 9 Pie and run on the EMUI version 9 on top of it.
The Mate 20 Pro also has an in-display fingerprint scanner like several phones from Vivo and Oppo and even has the IP 68 rating.
Notably, other Mate 20 series phone lacks the above 2 features.
The phone comes in 4 color choices – twilight, blue, green and black. The Mate 20 Pro price starts at EURO 1049 (approx Rs. 86,000) and comes with 6 GB of Ram and 128 GB internal storage.
Huawei Mate 20
The Huawei Mate 20 is similar to the Pro version with a couple of downgrades. The Mate 20 comes with an FHD+ display with (1080×2244 pixels) and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio.
Also, the design is a bit different as it comes with a waterdrop notch as seen on many phones from Oppo including the upcoming OnePlus 6T.
Even the camera set up on the Mate 20 is different, and it comes with a primary 16 Megapixel camera, secondary 12 Megapixel wide angle sensor and a third 8 Megapixel telephoto shooter.
The phone also has a fingerprint scanner at the back since it misses the in-display scanner.
Further, the phone comes with a 4000 mAH capacity battery with support for 40 Watts Super Charging.
Other features and options are same for the Mate 20 as we have described for the Mate 20 Pro. The Mate 20 Price starts at 799 Euro (Approx Rs 66,000) for the 128 GB Storage and 4 GB Ram and approx Rs. 72,000 for the 6 GB ram version.
Huawei Mate 20 X
The Huawei Mate 20 X is a totally different phone and comes with a massive 7.2 Inch Display and an enormous 5000 mAH capacity battery.
The phone comes with a similar camera and processor as the Mate 20 Pro and even manages to offer a stylus to rival the Samsung Note Series.
It is unlikely that Huawei will launch the Mate 20X in India. The Mate 20 X costs EURO 899 or Rs. 88,000 and comes only in the 128 GB storage and 6 GB ram version.
Read Below about the Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design.
Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Porsche Design Futuristic Phones Launched
Huawei has unveiled flagship smartphones for 2018 at an event in Munich Germany. The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro comes with an advanced processor which uses AI and also has voguish bezel-less displays.
Huawei has also unveiled the Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design which shares similar specs like the Huawei Mate 10 PRO.
The Huawei Mate 10 PRO
Huawei Mate 10 Pro comes with a Full View Display and has a 6.0 Inch OLED Display with FHD+ (2160*1080) pixels resolution. The smartphone comes with Iconic design and has the fingerprint scanner at the back.
The device is dust and waterproof and comes with an IP 67 rating. The Mate 10 Pro has an HDR 10 technology which makes the display more vivid and colors more vibrant.
At the back, there is a signature stripe which highlights the Dual Leica Camera and the glass back cover oozes style and elegance.
The mobile is powered by a new Kirin 970 processor which Huawei claims to be much advanced as it is made from the 10 Nm manufacturing process.
The processor is an Octa-Core SOC and comes with a 12 Core GPU which can handle any game or graphical task with ease. Though, the key highlight of the Kirin 970 is a dedicated NPU (Neural Processing Unit), something similar to the Apple A11 (Neural processor) which uses AI to process data in real time.
Huawei is heading to the Future With New Mate 10 Series
The Mate 10 Pro comes with 4 GB of Ram, and there is 64 GB onboard storage. Also, there is a 128 GB / 6 GB RAM version of the Pro available.
Further, the mobile offers a 4000 mAH capacity battery which even has Huawei supercharging support. Another key highlight of the phone is the presence of Dual Leica cameras with f/1.6 aperture.
The Lg V30 is the only phone so far to have a f/1.6 aperture lens and now the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro share that with the Lg V30.
There is a 20-megapixel monochrome camera lens and a 12 Megapixel RGB sensor to capture images. Also, the camera comes with Optical image stabilization and also uses the Huawei Artificial intelligence to improve the image quality.
Huawei explains that the camera can understand different scenes automatically and can enhance the image based on its understanding. It can figure out portrait shots, landscapes, night, food, sunset, sunrise and lot of different scenes. And can even apply the image processing based on the scene to make the shots even better.
Moreover, the camera uses the AI-powered bokeh effect to separate the subject from the surrounding to make the shots look more natural and perfect.
On paper, Huawei promises everything that the iPhone X offers and even more. The Mate 10 Pro comes with the EMUI 8.0 along with Android 8.0 Os.
Another excellent feature of the Huawei Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro is that we can use it to power a large display, like a monitor. Something similar to the Samsung Dex or Windows Continuum. Having said that, the Huawei phone doesn’t require a dock and can be straight away plugged into a monitor using a USB type C to HDMI converter.
Also, Huawei promises improved call quality by boosting the call volume using AI. It can even reduce the background noise in the call, using the neural processing unit.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has a price tag of $940 or close to Rs. 65,000 and will go on sale in November 2017.
Huawei Mate 10 – What’s the Difference Vs. Mate 10 PRO?
The crucial difference between the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro is it’s display and form factor. The Mate 10 comes with a 16:9 display resolution and has a 5.9-inch display. It is much broader in comparison to the Mate 10 Pro that offers 18:9 resolution.
Furthermore, it comes with a 5.9 Inch 2560*1440 pixels resolution and has an IPS LCD panel instead of the OLED panel on the Mate 10 Pro.
The fingerprint scanner is at the bottom of the display, unlike the Mate 10 Pro which has it at the back of the device. The other difference is that the Mate 10 gets the 3.5 mm headphone jack which is missing from the Mate 10 Pro.
The Mate 10 has a price tag of $823 or Euro 699 or Rs 54,000 and will be available next month.
Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
The Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design comes with similar specs and design like the Mate 10 Pro. However, Huawei has made it even more premium and exquisite using the glass uni-body construction, handcrafted exterior. It is exclusively available only in black diamond color.
There is Porsche branding at the back of the device, which is an added symbol of luxury. The Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design comes with 6 GB of ram and a massive 256 GB of internal storage.
Notably, it comes with an eye-watering price tag of $1645 or Rs 108,495 and will go on sale later next month.
All the Huawei (Mate 10 Series) phones will be available in some of the European Countries, China, and Saudi Arabia. Although there is no mention of India launch and we are not expecting that to happen at least in 2017.