Huawei Mate 20 Pro in-display fingerprint scanner stars in video on eve of its unveiling


The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will be unveiled tomorrow. Thanks to a number of leaks, we have a good idea what to expect on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a YouTube poster with the handle NTK95 obtained a Mate 20 Pro unit and recorded an amateur unboxing of the device. The language spoken is Estonian, and without any subtitles, it isn't clear what is being discussed.

The highlight of the video (besides the Angry Bird cup on the desk), is the in-display fingerprint reader, which our video host is setting up as we watch. When he is finally finished with the setup, he tests out the biometric scanner; lo and behold, it works perfectly.

Earlier today, we told you about some leaked posters that reveal a 40W charger for both the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. This is a feature definitely needed since both models should be equipped with a battery in excess of 4000mAh. In addition, the pair will each be powered by the home-grown Kirin 980 SoC. It is the first 7nm chipset found under the hood of an Android phone, and as such, we expect to see stingy energy consumption by the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro.

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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

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23 Comments

1. Subie

Posts: 2384; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Was that a three step process I saw at the end of the video 1. he touched the screen to activate it 2. he had to move his finger over to where the scanner was and wait for it to light up. 3. he had to lift and then re-touch the screen to get it to unlock the phone. I hope it works a little more seamlessly than that...

3. S4NDY

Posts: 254; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

he missed scanner in first touch.

4. Subie

Posts: 2384; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I know. And with the screen off that could easily happen to anyone.

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 626; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Maybe for the first few days but eventually you'll get used to the scanner's placement and it'll come naturally to you

5. joshuaswingle

Posts: 626; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Check out minute 5:32. That's how it'll work

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

40 watt chargers, c’mon Apple. This 5 watt thing is laughable at this point.

12. Venom

Posts: 3692; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Everything Apple does now is laughable. Lack of TouchID anyone?

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If you’re gonna post stupid ass troll bait like that, post it elsewhere. Thank you.

22. Venom

Posts: 3692; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So providing a 5 watt charger in 2018 and lack of a fingerprint scanner isn't laughable? If a $300 Moto G6 can provide a fast charger that works right out of the box, then what is Apple's excuse?

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Simply not interested in the constant bashing of Apple, or of Samsung, or iOS and Android. It’s gotten old and stale. Please leave me alone with it, and take it elsewhere. Once again...thank you. #teamtech.

25. Venom

Posts: 3692; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I simply agreed with what you stated. You did the bashing. Simply put, refrain from commenting if you don't want anyone to comment on your posts. Problem solved.

16. Be_Mine

Posts: 288; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Just wondering. Will it cost Apple significantly more money to produce fast charger over their default 5 watt charger?

23. Venom

Posts: 3692; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

No it wouldn't.

21. cocoy

Posts: 460; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

It's unfortunate for us, consumers or customers, but for Apple it's a good decision. Phone shipment is constantly decreasing because the market is almost saturated by smartphones. They did it on purpose to increase their income.

7. LandLockedPH

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 01, 2011

Even when he hit "the spot"... it still opened much slower than the rear fingerprint sensor. I've been looking forward to the OnePlus 6T. Now, I'm not so sure.

9. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

I wouldn't put too much stock into it. This is preproduction. Though the 6t with the 2nd generation optical... For that look up some reviews on existing xiomi models

13. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Any under-display FPscanner that come after Vivo X20+UD is already use 2nd generation (i.e Vivo Nex, Mate RS Porsche, Mi8 Explorer, Mi 8 Pro). It's still noticeably slower than normal FPscanner, because it need to detect finger on that sensor (with touch or pressure sensor), flash light under that finger, and then start scanning the fingerprint. But it's easy to learn to unlock it while pulling it out from your pocket.

17. AbhiD

Posts: 843; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

I am pretty sure OnePlus has done a better implementation of it. They never do slow things. That would be like the worst thing for them. Also i am quite surprised that Huawei is implementing Optical version instead of Ultrasonic as rumoured. That's a bummer. $1000+ price tag needed a better one.

8. alanrock

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

scanner works as it should...tough crowd here on PA.

10. Novage

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

No livestream like the Pixel or iPhone ?

11. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

That early LEAK THOUGH..... Phone looks promising. certainly my next flagship.

15. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2246; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This seems half baked...

20. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

poor video

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