Huawei Mate 20 duo to introduce expandable storage, SuperCharge 2.0, and more
by Joshua Swingle / Sep 26, 2018, 5:14 PM
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
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.
- 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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Nano SD, huh? I don't use SD cards at all anymore, but it could be interesting to see if that gains any traction.
posted on Sep 26, 2018, 5:45 PM 2
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Is it even exist? I tried to search it but no one sell it. (yet?) Is it just a proprietary storage by Huawei?
posted on Sep 26, 2018, 7:28 PM 1
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If they keep the 3.5mm jack, FPscanner, and IR blaster, this phone will be the most feature packed smartphone of the year.
posted on Sep 26, 2018, 7:39 PM 10
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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!
posted on Sep 26, 2018, 10:16 PM 0
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Any news of a headphone jack on this thing?
posted on Sep 27, 2018, 1:49 AM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 27, 2018, 4:33 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 27, 2018, 7:04 AM 2
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