New Huawei Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro teaser focuses on the Kirin 980

New Huawei Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro teaser focuses on the Kirin 980
Huawei has been teasing the Mate 20 series rather consistently for the past few weeks and, even though the premium Mate 20 Pro leaked out entirely yesterday, the Chinese brand is acting as if nothing happened. And in its latest teaser for the device, the company has focused on the smartphone’s processor.

As revealed towards the end of August at IFA 2018, the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will both arrive with the new Kirin 980 chip inside. This is the world’s first one to be built on the new 7-nanometer processor, although it’s worth noting that the new Apple A12 Bionic did beat Huawei’s chip to the market – the Kirin 980 will actually make its debut inside the Mate 20 devices.

Performance-wise, recent benchmarks did showcase huge performance gains over both the Kirin 970 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845. In addition, Huawei itself claimed that the chip is both 37% more powerful and 32% more efficient than Qualcomm’s alternative. Separately, the company also stated that its latest chip will be better than Apple’s latest offering. However, considering the A12 Bionic is arguably the most powerful chip on the market at the moment, the accuracy of these claims will remain to be seen.

For now, those interested in Huawei’s latest processor, or the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, will have to wait until October 16 to find all the full details. Sales of the devices are expected to begin in the final week of October.


source: YouTube via GSMArena

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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
Mate 20 Pro
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh

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15 Comments

1. Brewski

Posts: 660; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

That wallpaper looks like a nug.

2. OneLove123

Posts: 744; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

That mate 20 pro will be mine.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2476; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Wwiiillll be mmmiiine... What a beauty

12. whoyou

Posts: 17; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

me too... cant wait

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2115; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Everyone wants to be like Apple...

4. Dre1300

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

Oh please, you're retarded, CR@pple is like two years behind Android flagship smartphones, who came out with the notch,the triple camera, the in screen fingerprint scanner, the dual camera, the fingerprint scanner, Android device's came out with all of that first, then CR@pple copied,quit being such a CR@pple lover already, iPhones are so feminine and locked down, you're stupid for going with something like that.

10. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

No wonder why they are all iphone knockoffs.

6. Bankz

Posts: 2476; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This will totally destroy anything apple will release next year, let alone this year.

7. Sparkxster

Posts: 1145; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Just 3 wks away from the official unveiling of the two beasts.

8. monkeyb

Posts: 373; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

I wonder if my English is bad. "This is the world’s first one to be built on the new 7-nanometer processor". PA keeps using this statement again and again. The article also mentions iPhone beat it so I am confused. Why make a statement just to say someone else beat it.

9. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 577; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

It's flame bait for those that don't read everything.

13. MartinR

Posts: 64; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Apple was the second to announce but the first in consumers hands.

14. cocoy

Posts: 454; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

I think he's trying to state like this "Kirin is the first Android chip announced but beaten by the A12 chip to be released in the market." I'm just speculating based on the information in this article.

15. monkeyb

Posts: 373; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

I want to believe you but as Atrixboyyy has mentioned, I feel it is just to ignite a flame :P

11. kevin007in

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Saving some money for this phone. Definitely my next flagship.

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