Huawei Mate 20 duo to introduce expandable storage, SuperCharge 2.0, and more

Huawei Mate 20 duo to introduce expandable storage, SuperCharge 2.0, and more

Design-wise, almost everything is known about the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. But when it comes to the internals and features, there are still quite a few mysteries. Thanks to some new information, however, there are now considerably less of them.

Previously, the battery capacities of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro were revealed as 4,000mAh and 4,200mAh respectively. However, the latest info states that these will be backed up by Huawei’s next-generation SuperCharge 2.0 technology. This will reportedly take fast charging to the next level by permitting a 70% charge in just 30 minutes.

Moving over to the camera department, the duo will swap out Huawei’s usual telephoto lens for a new wide-angle one. Up front, the two will also house a 24-megapixel camera within their respective notches. Speaking of which, the premium Mate 20 Pro will offer 3D facial recognition, which takes under half a second to work, and the cheaper model will make do with a 2D variant. Another unlock option comes in the form of a Voice ID technology that should be capable of distinguishing your voice even in crowded areas. Also, it's worth noting that the larger Mate 20 Pro is listed as including stereo speakers.

On some final technical details, the base Mate 20 model will include 4GB of RAM, and 6GB will be present in the Pro offering. Both devices will then include 128GB of expandable storage but, interestingly, this will not be via a microSD card. Instead, it’s claimed that Huawei will introduce a new nanoSD format. Lastly, the Mate 20 Pro will boast IP67 water and dust resistance, while the Mate 20 will make do with an IP53 rating.

Both the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are expected to go on sale by the end of October. Pricing wise, it’s claimed that the devices will cost the equivalent of $840 and $1115 in Israel respectively.


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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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19 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I just wish they stuck with the monochrome sensor, I love using it and will definitely miss it when I switch to the Mate 20 Pro.

2. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 643; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Nano SD, huh? I don't use SD cards at all anymore, but it could be interesting to see if that gains any traction.

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Is it even exist? I tried to search it but no one sell it. (yet?) Is it just a proprietary storage by Huawei?

14. yalokiy

Posts: 923; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Looks like it will use the same form and size as nanoSIM. Perhaps they'll make it an open/free standard.

3. ikenvape

Posts: 307; Member since: May 28, 2014

s**t... They had me up until $1115. Can't be too much lower in the states. Sucks, I was really looking forward to this. 6T is definitely not more than half a phone

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

If they keep the 3.5mm jack, FPscanner, and IR blaster, this phone will be the most feature packed smartphone of the year.

12. notfair

Posts: 711; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

no jack on the pro, maybe on the normal one.

6. akistz

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 26, 2018

The Pro should be priced around 800$ not over 1k when did this become the flagship price standard nowadays

7. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Oh , I was thinking it has monochrome sensor as well. Will miss it if its not there.

8. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2134; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Huawei can never be Apple selling $1k phones. Apple is the standard. Cracks me up to see $1000 phones now because of the Start of the X. Android is too saturated to be considered high end. It takes Apple to start the trend and look how many followers. Tired of it!

15. yalokiy

Posts: 923; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

The sell Mate RS for starting price of $1437.

9. Elsickness

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 24, 2016

Respectively

10. ALMBO6

Posts: 195; Member since: May 28, 2018

Any news of a headphone jack on this thing?

11. joshuaswingle

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Supposedly no headphone jack on the Pro model. But there will be on the regular one

17. ALMBO6

Posts: 195; Member since: May 28, 2018

Thanks

13. Sparkxster

Posts: 1198; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Nano sd card support? That's new wonder if it's proprietary or a new standard? Lot's of firsts in an Android phone 1st 7nm SoC, bone conduction mic, nano SD, boy is it sounding really good!!

16. yalokiy

Posts: 923; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

According to slides, looks like kirin 980 is only catching up to SD845, just like last year kirin 970 and SD835. At least it will be more efficient than 970.

18. joshuaswingle

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I wouldn't call it catching up, it's just to do with the timing of the release. Obviously, the SD855 will be more powerful than the Kirin 980 when it launches, but that's normal considering it will be available inside devices about 5 months later. Similarly, the Kirin 990 next year will be more powerful than the SD855. It all depends on the way you look at it. Some may see the SD855 as just "catching up" to the Kirin 980.

19. joshuaswingle

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

double post

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