Huawei announces Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro – Leica triple camera, Kirin 980 and more

Huawei just made their two new smartphones, the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro official and it comes with beasty specifications and things like a triple camera using Leica lens, Kirin 980 which is the company’s flagship chipset which will be replacing Kirin 970 and more. The Kirin 980 is built upon 7nm platform which will not only make the processor more efficient in terms of performance, but also in terms of power usage and heat management.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the company’s flagship and it comes with a 6.39-inch curved OLED display that has a Quad HD resolution of 1440p. The display also supports HDR which is an added bonus. The next thing that the phone has to offer is the triple camera setup that the company last used in the P20 Pro.

The triple camera set up has a 40MP Quad Bayer sensor with f/1.8 wide-angle lens, a 20MP sensor with f/2.2 ultra-wide lens and an 8MP 80mm f/2.2 telephoto camera. The camera is capable enough to capture macro shots and you can keep the phone as close as 1-inch from the subject.

Huawei has also worked upon their camera related AI and it now works with video as well where it uses AI Cinema Mode which essentially color corrects the footage while you’re capturing it. You can use things like Selective Desaturation that can render people in full color on a black & white background.

The selfie camera in the front is a 24MP unit with an aperture of f/2.0. Huawei has also added something they’re calling the 3D face scanner that will be used for face unlock. You will also find an in-display fingerprint sensor which is pressure sensitive. This makes the sensor more accurate and it also saves battery because the sensor is only activated when you apply pressure on it.

The phone is powered by a 4200mAh battery which is huge and you can charge it with SuperCharge which is a new fast-charging feature that uses 40W directly from the wall. It is certified by TUV Rheinland and it can charge up to 70% of the battery within 30 minutes.


Back to the camera department, the font features a 24MP selfie camera (f/2.0) and a 3D face scanner. Additionally, there’s an in-display fingerprint reader that’s also pressure sensitive.

The Pro is the first Huawei to feature the new SuperCharge tech. It pushes a whopping 40W of power and can fill 70% of the 4,200mAh battery in just half an hour (that’s about 2,940mAh).  has certified that the tech is safe. It also has a 15W traditional fast charge that can charge the battery from 0% to 30% in half an hour. It also supports wireless charging and you can use the phone as a wireless charging power bank to charge other phones.

The phone has no speaker grill but Huawei is using a clever design where the speaker grill is integrated into the USB Type-C port. It also doubles the earpiece as a secondary speaker making the phone a phone that comes with a stereo speaker set up. It is also IP68 certified which makes it water and dust resistant.

Huawei Mate 20

Next comes the Huawei Mate 20 which has a smaller 6.53-inch IPS LCD display with a 1080p full HD+ resolution. The phone also has the triple camera set up on the back but it uses different sensors and this one has a 12MP sensor with an aperture of f/1.8. The other two sensors include a 16MP camera with a f/2.2 ultra-wide lens and an 8MP camera with an aperture of f/2.4 which will be used as a telephoto camera. The camera also allows you to capture macro shots of subjects that are 1-inch close to the phone.

The front has a 24 MP selfie camera that is placed in a teardrop notch just like the one you see on an Essential PH-1. The phone has a fingerprint sensor on the back right below the triple camera setup. Under the hood, the phone is essentially the same as the Mate 20 Pro but for the battery, you get a 4000mAh battery that can be charged with a 22.5W SuperCharge.

You also don’t get wireless charging on the Mate 20 which is a feature on the Mate 20 Pro. The phone misses out on stereo speakers and has no waterproof certificate but it does come with a 3.5mm audio jack.

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