Triple-camera setups and 40W fast charging reportedly coming to Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro

Triple-camera setups and 40W fast charging reportedly coming to Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro

Earlier today, a new certification listing in China revealed the complete design of the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 Lite. This device is expected to launch in October alongside the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. And, although not much is known about what these two will look like, new information has surfaced today detailing some of the device’s hardware.

Going by the codenames “Hima” and “Laya”, the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are both set to sport triple camera layouts complete with Leica-branded sensors. In the case of the Mate 20 Pro model, its setup is expected to match that of the P20 Pro. This means a 40-megapixel camera will be accompanied by a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera capable of 3x optical zoom. Separately, this same telephoto lens will be featured on the regular Mate 20 model. However, the monochrome sensor will offer a lower resolution of 12-megapixels and the main camera will be capable of capturing 20-megapixel images.

On a separate note, Huawei’s Kirin 980 which is set to be unveiled at the brand’s IFA event late this month, is unsurprisingly listed as powering the smartphone alongside a minimum of 6GB of RAM. Recently, it was claimed that this processor would offer clock speeds of up to 2.8GHz and would be built on the newer 7nm process, thus also resulting in some improvements to battery life. Speaking of which, while it’s unconfirmed what battery capacity will be included, the two smartphones will reportedly ship with new 40W fast chargers in the box. Lastly, when it comes to the software side of things, EMUI 9.0 is set to ship straight out of the box on top of Android 9.0 P.

Currently, Huawei’s Mate 20 lineup can be expected to go on sale by the end of October or the beginning of November. At this moment in time, though, it’s unclear how Huawei will choose to price the smartphones.

source: QQ (translated) via: GizmoChina

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Mate 20
  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2244 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Nice Huawei is decking out the mate 20 series! Fast charging, wireless charging, triple cameras new Kirin 980 7nm SoC, and a bigger battery this phone will be beastly in features and performance!!

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I wish atleast the Mate 20 Pro has a stylus like the Note 9. And cleaner UI.

3. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

They use crappy Kiron Cpu-Gpu, which lags behind Snapdragon, let alone Exynos G72MP18 Gpu. And also Exynos Soc was spec down 15% lower to meet Snapdragon.

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Seems like you don't know Kirin SoCs also use Mali GPUs. Just with less cores Update your knowledge.

4. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

I'd take a big 16nm die core Cpu-Gpu wafer with bigger battery, than a maggot size 7nm midget.....

8. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Seems like you know nothing about how chipsets work! A lower nm means they can fit more in the same die area. So your point is invalid.


Posts: 196; Member since: May 28, 2018

Only thing left is the headphone jack and it'll be the perfect phone for me.

7. BuffaloSouce unregistered

40w fast charging is overkill. Don't expect the lifespan of your better to last very long

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