Huawei Mate 20 Pro to arrive with QHD+ resolution, Mate 20 to stick with FHD+

Huawei Mate 20 Pro to arrive with QHD+ resolution, Mate 20 to stick with FHD+
Alleged Huawei Mate 20 Pro render

For years, Huawei and Sony's flagship smartphones have continued to use Full-HD displays, even as the industry standard shifted towards the higher QHD resolution. Last week, though, with the arrival of the Xperia XZ3, Sony finally made the switch over to QHD+. And now, if new information is accurate, it appears Huawei will be following suit.

As revealed by a new user agent profile belonging to the Mate 20 Pro, Huawei’s next flagship will offer a resolution of 3120 x 1440p. This coincides with the expected aspect ratio of 18.7:9 that is also present on the P20 series. Additionally, this should translate into a pixel density of 498 pixels-per-inch if rumors of a massive 6.9-inch display are true. Speaking of which, the Mate 20 Pro is expected to follow in the footsteps of Samsung's most recent flagships by utilizing a large AMOLED panel complete with curved edges on either side. In regards to the Huawei Mate 20, it seems this device will make use of a smaller flat display that sits at 6.3-inches in size. Unlike its larger sibling, though, the regular model will make do with a FHD+ resolution of 2244 x 1080p, therefore matching that of the P20 and P20 Pro.

Aside from the display differences, both the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will ship with the new Kirin 980 processor on the inside. This is set to be coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of non-expandable storage. Also, Android 9 Pie will come pre-installed straight out of the box.

Those interested in acquiring either one of the Mate 20 flagships will have to wait until their announcement on October 16. Following this, the devices will likely be made available for pre-order ahead of their release at the end of the month.

source: UAProf (1,2) via: MobielKopen (translated)

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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. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Make sense, Pro version higher resolution. Standard one low resolution. Last year was just exceptional

2. S4NDY

Posts: 267; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Mate 20 reso is same as Honor 8X Max which means 7,12" screen.

3. joshuaswingle

Posts: 672; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Nope, the resolution doesn't have anything to do with the display size. Also, the Honor 8X Max includes a waterdrop notch. The Mate 20 Pro is expected to include a much wider notch that will incorporate 3D face scanning technology.

4. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

Oh nooo! That's so stupid! This will make absolutely no visible difference and only drain the battery much faster! So glad I have the p20 pro, the battery lasts forever!

5. joshuaswingle

Posts: 672; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

At nearly 7-inches in size, the difference in resolution will probably be noticeable, actually.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

Makes sense. Mate 20 Pro for me. My Mate 10 Pro is serving me well, and I'm extremely happy with it. I'm certain that I'll have the same level of satisfaction with the Mate 20 Pro.

8. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

The article is wrong. Its the other way around. Mate 20 will have QHD just like mate 10 with traditional aspect ratio and larger screen area. Whereas Mate 20 pro will be FHD+ just as Mate 10 pro and its 16:9 screen ratio.

9. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

You obviously didn't look at the screen shot which lists the phones and their resolutions.

10. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Screen shots where "mate 20" amd "Mate 20 pro" were added later and not in the log. The screen of Mate 20 and Mate 20 pro is also leaked in previous article. Mate 20 has the bigger 6.9" screen with essential notch. The Mate 20 pro gets the smaller 6.3" screen while curved edges.

11. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Regardless it will be a disappointment if they regress the mate 20 screen resolution back to 1080p instead of the QHD on the Mate 10. Same with the screen size. If Mate 20 gets the 6.3inch screen over a 18:9 ration that will be a smaller screen area than the mate 10 which had a 5.9" screen but 16:9 ratio make it quite bigger screen than the Mate 10 pro.

12. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

I don't know where you even got the display size information from, but I think it is safer to assume that the "Pro" variant will come with larger, higher resolution display + curved edges whereas the regular one with a flat lower res panel. Last year was the exception. Mate 10 Pro carried lower res display, only because the manufacturer of the OLED panel for Huawei, BOE, was not capable of making QHD panel at that time.

13. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

If the mate 20 screen is 1080x2244, this would be similar to the P20 pro 6.1" screen. However compare the hands on pictures of the Mate 20 water drop notch front panel with p20 pro screen and it should be clear, its not similar. So i expect mate 20 pro to be curved edge amoled screen, FHD+ 6.3" size with eyes scanner making it similar the P20 pro and meant to cater for majority of customers. Whereas the Mate 20 will be traditional mate series customers who want the big screen experience and so with 6.9" QHD screen and the minimal water drop notch.

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