New Huawei Mate 20 Pro report confirms every last detail about flagship

New Huawei Mate 20 Pro report confirms every last detail about flagship
Huawei has a trio of smartphones to introduce next week, but the one it will be pushing the hardest is the premium Huawei Mate 20 Pro. This offering has leaked out countless times before but today, with less than five days to go, a new report has surfaced which details every last aspect about it. 

To kick things off, let’s take a look at what will arguably be the device’s most important characteristic: The camera. As previously revealed, the main sensor on the rear will once again boast a 40-megapixel resolution. This will be combined with a f/1.8 aperture and a new technology called “FusionMind” which will combine four pixels into one, thus proving significantly better image quality in low-light scenarios. Much like the P20 Pro, the Mate 20 Pro will also include a telephoto camera complete with a f/2.4 aperture. However, the resolution has seen a huge increase from 8-megapixels to 20. Moreover, the new lens now supports 5x optical zoom rather than just 3x. As expected, the rear setup will be completed by a new 8-megapixel camera complete with a new wide-angle lens that replaces the previous monochrome sensor. Together, all of these sensors will also permit ultra-macro images, allowing users to take photos from a distance of just 2.5cm. On one final note, it’s worth noting that a 24-megapixel front-facing camera will also be present.

Outside of the camera department, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro will feature a slightly larger-than-expected 6.39-inch display with curved edges on either side for cosmetic purposes and an in-display fingerprint scanner beneath. This panel is set to receive a big boost in resolution over last year’s Mate 10 Pro to 3120 x 1440p. While on the topic of the screen, above it will sit a rather wide notch. This is home to a new 3D facial recognition technology that makes use of a Vertical Surface Emitting Laser (VSEL).

Internally, as confirmed by Huawei, the new Kirin 980 will be present and should run at a maximum clockspeed of 2.6GHz. Despite a previous certification listing revealing the existence of a variant with 4GB of RAM, it seems most markets, Europe included, will receive 6GB of RAM as the base model. This will then be coupled with the choice of either 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of internal storage which is further expandable via 256GB nanoSD cards developed by Huawei. A version with 8GB of RAM will also be sold.

Moving on to the battery, reports of a 4,200mAh are backed up. This will support a new 40W fast charging method set to be called SuperCharge 2.0 which will permit a 70% charge in just 30 minutes. Unlike Apple, the new fast charger will come in the box. On a related note, fast wireless charging will also be supported, although this charger will need to be purchased separately.

Following in the footsteps of Huawei’s P20 series, water and dust resistance will be included, although the rating is set to increase from IP67 to IP68. Other features include support for NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 and Gigabit WLAN with dual-band support. Also, Android 9 Pie complete with the new EMUI 9.0 will come pre-installed straight out of the box.

As revealed in previous leaks, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro will be available to purchase in four colors: black, blue, Twilight, and a new green option. Pricing is expected to start at around $1100 and, when it comes to a release, shipments are set to begin in either early November or the very end of October. Either way, pre-orders are set to kick off shortly after the October 16 event.

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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

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25 Comments

1. JCASS889

Posts: 565; Member since: May 18, 2018

you need there special sd cards? not liking that. but 5x optical zoom is sweet

8. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This phone will be the best phone of 2018 and by some distance tbh. So much New technologies on show. If you read the original article you'll find out that the mate20pro will be able to charge other phones and earpods just by placing them on the rear of the phone and it's called wireless reverse charge. There's also an ultrasonic under screen fps, 3d facial recognition, bone voice ID, 4,200 mAh battery, 40W charger than can charge up to 70% in 30mins, stereo Dolby Atmos speakers, 7nm SoC, dual NPU, 40MP camera, 5x Optical zoom, ultra wide angle lens, 8GB ram, 512 inbuilt storage, IR blaster, IP68, GPU Turbo 2.0, HiHealth that can measure the amount of calories you're taking just by looking at your meal, via their AI tech. This is aside other goodies like OLED, gradient finishes, BT 5.0, fushionmind camera tech etc.. There will be no hiding place for other oems. Remember all these are based on the original article and leaks from Roland quandt.

12. joshuaswingle

Posts: 640; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Undeniably one of the best phones of the year. I would have included all of those details in this article too but I've already covered those pieces of info before.

2. P20prouser

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 10, 2018

Omg looks promising, my 1 month old p20pro will be washout omg.. I like the 20mp telephoto lens..

3. rdjl_13

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

In display fingerprint scanner missing???

7. joshuaswingle

Posts: 640; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

It will be included in the lower portion of the display

9. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

And it will be of the ultra Sonic variety according to the rumors. What I really like here is that you'll be able to use the 3d facial recognition for security like private space, securing apps etc.

4. alanrock

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

we will see even mooore with Mate 20 pro:))...well done Huawei.

10. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Mooooore* 5x optical

5. Bobbii

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 18, 2017

“Pricing is expected to start at around $1100” iPhone Xs Max costs $1500 in Europe.

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 640; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Yep, a huge difference

11. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Worth it for all the new and crazy tech that will be included in this phone

13. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Huawei are really pushing samsung now, this phone on paper should be the best phone on the planet by far.

14. MaTaR92

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 26, 2015

So I am a little bit confused.. how large is the screen going to be?

15. geordie8t1

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

This phone was an absolute beast, i was going to trade in my note 8 for it but.....proprietary sd cards? Im not overly keen on that, i hope they sell the 256gb version in the uk and i wont care, the tech inside this thing is amazing and i think it justifies its price better then EVERY other manufacturer out there at the moment, samsung and for sure apple included, the camera setup alone is enough to make me jump ship, i had the p20 pro and tjat was damn impressive but this is going to be next level i suspect

16. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Best phone of 2018 will be unveiled in 5 days! Can't wait to see the Mate 20X!!

17. tangbunna

Posts: 485; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

just use scissors to cut MicroSD to NanoSD size. it should work. remember MicroSim to NanoSim?

18. Blackout06

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

I let you cut the SD card... Why is that so ennoying? Do you guys often swap or remove the SD card from your device? IMO, it's just a way to get more space for cheaper than upgrading to a higher version... This phone has literally ALL the feature we would expect a flagship to have in 2018

19. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's also the fastest way to move all those files inside it, and get lots more free space, by simply swapping it with a new SD card. It's really useful when you're on vacation and storage get full with all photos & videos, you can upload it to cloud but hotel's wi-fi is almost always suck, and data roaming isn't an option. Or if you're carrying s**t load amount of data everyday, 1TB on your pocket might be useful.

20. Gags987

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 28, 2018

Give this phone a stylus and it will beat the heck out of note series

21. MaTaR92

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 26, 2015

I am a little bit confused , some people say it’s going to be 6,9” and some say 6,3”?! I hope it will be the 6,3” becouse if it’s going to be that big then it will be another phone for me.. anyone heard about the size of the phone yet?

23. mootu

Posts: 1530; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

It's 6.39" so you may as well just call it 6.4"

22. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Only two things are stopping me getting this day 1. No headphone port and I've already got a note 9. Great phone, hope Huawei do well with it.

24. MaTaR92

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 26, 2015

I am a little bit concerned of this new trend that phones gets bigger and bigger.. I want this phone but I am worried it’s going to be big.. I have iPhone 6s now..

25. Lukino

Posts: 31; Member since: May 04, 2018

Is there some article when and how to watch the huawei event? Just wondering why there is not countdown like for apple or Samsung. Anyway if you want to watch check huawei official.

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