Huawei Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro firmware details a number of new features

Huawei Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro firmware details a number of new features
Leaked Huawei Mate 20 Pro renders

Last week, a group of slides revealed the feature set of Huawei’s upcoming Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Following this, the guys over at XDA Developers decided to sieve through that Mate 20 firmware in order to corroborate this information. But in the process, they also found a few new details.

Kicking things off with some of the external aspects, the firmware confirms that the regular Huawei Mate 20 will sport a large 6.53-inch TFT display that boasts a resolution of 1080 × 2244p. This will be powered by a 4,000mAh battery on the inside. For comparison, the premium Mate 20 Pro boasts a 6.3-inch curved AMOLED display and a 4,200mAh battery. As revealed previously, these will both support wireless charging, but the latest firmware inspection does confirm that the Freebuds 2 Pro will also charge wirelessly by placing them on the rear of the models.

Elsewhere in the firmware, references to Wireless Easy Projection were found. Huawei initially debuted Easy Projection last year as a Samsung DeX rival. With the Mate 20 series, though, the company is set to debut a wireless alternative that will work with 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi connections. Coincidentally, this information has surfaced just hours after a report revealed Samsung was working on a similar solution.

One final feature comes in the form of HiVision which is essentially Huawei’s alternative to Google Lens. This has already been confirmed by the company but is yet to be introduced. It will be capable of recognizing food and displaying both the nutritional value and calorie count of items. In addition to this, the software will also identify landmarks, paintings, and even languages – real-time translation will be possible thanks to Microsoft Translate.

source: XDA Developers

Related phones

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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11 Comments

1. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

Resolution of Mate 20 Pro ??? No info on that

2. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

1440 x 3120 pixels

3. CEDEOTB

Posts: 391; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Why is the notch so huge on the pro, they already have the fingerprint scanner underneath the screen . They could've just went with the same notch on the regular version.

4. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

The obviously felt a Face ID rival was necessary.

5. OneLove123

Posts: 969; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I must be the only one not using a finger print scanner or face id on my phone.

8. scarface21173

Posts: 658; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I dont use them either, dont need them

10. yalokiy

Posts: 951; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

If you worry about privacy, a pin is still your safest bet. I don't worry about it that much, so I use both.

6. mclaren113

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 12, 2017

In the article you said the pro version has 6.3 inches display, but in the specifications below it's 6.9 inches!!

11. yalokiy

Posts: 951; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Looks like they believed a leak that claimed it's 6.9", then they were lazy to change it.

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Beastly specs holy s**t! 6.9 is tablet level wtf?!

9. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

The camera/flash layout really bothers me.

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