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

Related phones

Mate 20
  • Display 6.5 inches 2244 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 24 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Huawei Emotion UI
Mate 20 Pro
  • Display 6.4 inches 3120 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP (Triple camera) 24 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh
  • OS Android 10 Huawei Emotion UI


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