Huawei Mate 20 Pro in-display fingerprint scanner stars in video on eve of its unveiling
by Alan Friedman / Oct 15, 2018, 4:45 PM
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.
- 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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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...
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 4:56 PM 0
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he missed scanner in first touch.
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 5:01 PM 3
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40 watt chargers, c’mon Apple. This 5 watt thing is laughable at this point.
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 4:58 PM 13
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Everything Apple does now is laughable. Lack of TouchID anyone?
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 6:37 PM 7
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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.
posted on Oct 16, 2018, 4:49 PM 1
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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.
posted on Oct 16, 2018, 4:58 AM 0
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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.
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 5:28 PM 2
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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
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 5:44 PM 0
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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.
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 6:43 PM 3
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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.
posted on Oct 16, 2018, 1:09 AM 0
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