Huawei's Mate 20 series may not arrive in gradient colors, despite popularity

Huawei's Mate 20 series may not arrive in gradient colors, despite popularity
Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

Huawei has certainly made a name for itself this year by introducing some rather unique features to its smartphones. The P20 Pro, for example, made use of the industry’s first triple-camera setup, while the Mate 20 line is set to utilize the world’s first 7nm processor. Another decision that caught the public’s eye was the introduction of Huawei’s new gradient colors on the P20 Pro. But unfortunately, it seems as though these may not be making a return with the Mate 20 series.

So far, according to information provided by tipster Roland Quandt, Huawei has chosen only two basic colors for its next flagship smartphones: black and blue. These two variants are certainly nothing new – Huawei has used them on multiple smartphones before – so it’s no big surprise to hear that they will be making a return. However, it does seem a little odd that no gradient models for the Mate 20 or Mate 20 Pro have been selected for release. After all, due to the popularity of the original P20 Pro gradient color, Huawei announced two extra ones just last week.

Quandt has confirmed that other colors could be added to Huawei’s release schedule ahead of the unveiling on October 16, which means variants with gradient colors could still make it to the market. But considering they are yet to be confirmed, perhaps Huawei has chosen to reserve these unique offerings for its P-series releases.

No matter which colors the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro arrive in, the two devices are destined to impress. After all, alongside the Kirin 980 that was mentioned above, the smartphones are expected to incorporate 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Additionally, a triple-camera setup will be included on the rear of both, while Android 9 Pie will come pre-installed. As an added bonus, those who purchase the Pro model are expected to gain access to an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a curved edge display.

Related phones

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
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

Huawei please make at least one gradient color for the mate 20 series and definitely bring the leather backs for the mate 20 series :) blue and red leather would be dope!

2. Cat97

Posts: 1935; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It doesn't have any popularity except for reviewers, that "gradient" looks just like a poop fly (do a Google image search). No one spends their hard earned cash for that, but since reviewers get them for free, they can say it looks "cool".

3. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 926; Member since: May 07, 2014

That gradient looks awesome, though I would always get the black version.

5. joshuaswingle

Posts: 641; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

If it wasn't popular Huawei wouldn't have announced two new gradient colors last week.

6. yalokiy

Posts: 1057; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Chocolate color matches human poop, so should everybody stop eating chocolate?

4. w1000i

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

I want that phone even if it has no color

7. yalokiy

Posts: 1057; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

They might introduce gradient colors later on. I like bright colors, a la sky blue.

8. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Mate series has always been more professional centric. While P-Series is more fashion centric. So, no gradient colour for Mate-Series is not shocking. P10 came with various colours but Mate 10 with only 3-4 basic colour.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Huawei, just release the phones already, gradient colors or not. After the fantastic time I've been having with my Mate 10 Pro, I'm absolutely certain the Mate 20 Pro will be every bit as good, if not better.

10. yalokiy

Posts: 1057; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Have some patience, they'll arrive in October as last year Mate series.

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