Huawei teases Mate 20 features in official press invite

Huawei teases Mate 20 features in official press invite
Just a couple of weeks ago, Huawei unveiled the date when it will make its new flagship, the Huawei Mate 20, official: October 16th, but now it has sent out the official invites for the media and they reveal a couple of interesting details about Huawei's big launch.

The Mate 20 is expected to be a big phone with a large screen and a bigger-than-before battery, and this teaser image confirms that it will indeed feature the Kirin 980 system chip, one of the first made on the 7nm manufacturing process, a big leap in productivity. The teaser also seems to confirm the square camera setup that we saw in leaked photos of the device. The Mate 20 has been spotted in the wild rocking three cameras, similarly to the Huawei P20 Pro.

Last, but definitely not least, Huawei continues perfecting its AI and it teases the Mate 20 with the following slogan: "A higher Intelligence is coming", highlighting the AI abbreviation for its smarter camera and other improvements in performance that it has worked on.

Huawei has promised big leaps in productivity and performance with the Kirin 980 on the Mate 20. Double digit growth in CPU performance and up to 178% faster graphics chip. The company is also pushing the boundaries of cellular modems and the Mate 20 will have the fastest Wi-Fi and cellular data modems around.

We now have around a month until the big reveal. Stay tuned as more details about the Mate 20 may well still appear before the official launch.



1. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Question is will it be able to measure up to the Note 9 and the Pixel 3?

2. scarface21173

Posts: 660; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

performance wise yeah new 7nm chip should be much faster. samsung will recieve there new chip early next year, as for google a full years time before we see the pixel with the 7nm chip in it, which will be the pixel 4.


Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Easily bests the Pixel 3XL. That phone is DOA with the design.

4. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

Kirin 980 may easily surpass current 10nm flagship chipsets in the market overall performance & power efficiency wise, unless they screw it all up like they did on Honor Play and P20 Pro whose performance is severely capped in any tasks apart from benchmarks due to extremely strict power management. I'm sure Huawei isn't stupid enough to make the same mistake twice, though, and hopefully this time around the new chipset will deliver what the company promised.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

This remains to be seen yet. Skeptical but open minded. They have a history of shenanigans to swallow down yet far enough so most forget.

8. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

But the P20 pro performs quite fine in daily usage and gives great battery life. So its not really a wise decision to boost performance for worse battery life only to gain benchmark respect.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Definitely will beat the Pixel 3 / 3XL due to the 7nm chipset. And as stated, the third generation Pixels are DOA design wise, and will mosf likely come with a whole host of new issues along with carry over issues. It should beat out the Note 9 as well due to the newer chipset.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Can't wait for this. The Mate 20 Pro will definitely be my next Huawei smartphone to replace my Mate 10 Pro.

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