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