An early retail listing has revealed the Huawei Mate 20's key specs and pricing

An early retail listing has revealed the Huawei Mate 20's key specs and pricing
Earlier today, new details provided by tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer revealed that Huawei’s upcoming Mate 20 may boast a 6.25-inch display complete with a notch up top and a chin down below. This information follows leaks that showcased the entire front panel and revealed certain other details. And now, adding to all of these claims, a new retail listing allegedly reveals the spec sheet and the official pricing of the smartphone.

Starting off with the processor, Huawei’s homegrown Kirin 980 is unsurprisingly listed alongside the choice of 6GB or 8GB of RAM. These options are then combined with two storage capacities in the form of 128GB and 256GB which are expandable via a microSD card of up to 256GB. Moving on to the camera department, a triple-camera setup similar to the one featured on the P20 Pro will be present, making use of a main 40-megapixel sensor. This will then be combined with a 20-megapixel camera up front which sits within the display’s notch. Speaking of which, the Huawei Mate 20 is listed as including a 6.3-inch panel, which is only slightly larger than the dimensions rumored earlier today. On one final note, a very respectable 4,200mAh battery is listed alongside the EMUI 9.0 custom overlay which is based on Android 9 Pie.

In terms of when the Huawei Mate 20 can be expected to go on sale, it was previously assumed that the device would make its debut in October, much like previous Mate devices. However, if this listing is accurate, an announcement may actually take place in early September before a release later on in the month. Once this happens, it seems the smartphone will retail for $999.

Before getting ahead of ourselves it's worth pointing out that the listing in question is likely a placeholder one that has been activated prematurely. Thus, certain details are probably inaccurate – the image included, for example, is simply a P20 Pro press image that has been modified to coincide with current Mate 20 rumors. Nevertheless, even if this is the case, it does provide a glimpse into what Huawei’s next flagship launch will bring.

source: Giztop

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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

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36 Comments

1. jellmoo

Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Oh come on. Huawei most certainly does not have the brand recognition or reputation to command a $999 retail price in North America.

19. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Alright... now this 1000 dollar s**t is getting ridiculous... this may be the straw that breaks the camels back... everyone is just gonna keep going up until we all just stop buying

29. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

Hate to say this but the camel's been dead a while ago. They are just breaking the carcass at this point. I would love to buy new flagships but I can't justify a grand for non-meaningful upgrades. I'm perfectly content with my Samsung S7 Edge. I can eek out another year out of it. We'll see how the landscape changes in mid-2019.

33. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

yeah you got that right.... at this point waiting for prices to drop is the best option... unless you get a killer deal... but you should be ripe for an upgrade next year depending on how you use your phone

32. ishaqthkr

Posts: 155; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

The difference is phones nowadays is pretty low in daily usage so I'd rather buy a year old or two model for cheap and it'd still do my stuff perfectly. This 1000 bucks thing is too much at least for me.

25. Nickfuryroad

Posts: 43; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

Huawei is banned in the US anyway, which did not prevent them from kicking Apple's ass, LOL.

27. Jmar72

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 15, 2017

Huawei phones are NOT banned in the US. Also, the US government just passed a law yesterday that will prevent govt employees from using ZTE and Huawei phones. They also banned their network equipment. If I wanted to I could buy a ZTE or Huawei phone. With that said, Huawei is not going to do well in the US until they can sell in a carrier store. It sucks for us as consumers because competition drives the price down... If you go in a US carrier they have a Samsung and Apple table. In the corner, they have maybe an lg, Moto, with all the junk phones. It sucks it's not a fair playing field. Hence, the 1000 price tags..... We need and want competition so the consider can benefit.

2. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

$499 for bf.

3. mikedemoda

Posts: 127; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

Samsung, this is how you make a flagship!!!!

6. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Please. While I don't have anything against Huawei (they've improved immensely over the last few years), this phone overall does not match up to the Note 9. If I'm going spend a $1,000 on a phone, I'll pass on a notch + chin combination.

8. mikedemoda

Posts: 127; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

if that right there is what you call a chin, the Note 9 has a triple chin

12. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Then I guess you can call the notch a fivehead.

7. AbhiD

Posts: 720; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Dude like really? Huawei will be using Samsung's amoled panel(probably inferior version). Note 9 has inbuilt S- Pen, much better skin unlike the EMUI crap, huge cooling pipe, better screen, no ugly notches, 3.5 mm jack, IP68 certification, fast wireless charging, IRIS scanner, better brand value and is much more secure than communist Chinese government sponsored Huawei. And this is coming from someone who neither owns a samsung nor a fan of it. But it is outright clear samsung flagships are the most complete and no compromise solutions. And wait for S10+, will launch just few months after this and will be better in every single way and whip it's a$$ for a lesser price.

11. mikedemoda

Posts: 127; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

Iris scanner sucks, its slow, lights up a red indicator on the upper left top bezel, doesn't work in the dark and overall not a good alternative to fingerprint scanner... I can tell cuz I have a S9+ from my job and it's nowhere near 3D face scanning like the iPhone X or Oppo Find X and after using EMUI and Samsung Experience, I like EMUI much better

13. AbhiD

Posts: 720; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Is here literally to troll Samsung and praise Huawei, claims owns a S9+ and also claims EMUI is better than Samsung Experience. You really didn't need to give away your fake story so easily bro. While you were quick to point out IRIS scanner, remained dead mute on other novelty features that need to be in $999 phone which huaweis lack like a sore thumb. Also as far as EMUI is concerned, even MIUI is better. EMUI looks old, dated, incoherent, iOS's copy, kills every single process and notification running in the background(VLC even banned Huawei phones for this reason) and is even worse than samsung in getting updates for flagships.

14. mikedemoda

Posts: 127; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

I've used the Huawei P8, P9 and P10 as a second phone for my job, I have an iPhone X as main phone and now I get every Samsung flagship cuz I'm part of Samsung expert program, if you don't know what that is, Google it...

24. Lanx1998

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

You're a fanboii "a Huawei boii"

26. srgonu

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

You are part of Samsung expert program and still can't understand how IRIS scanner works? Samsung needs to train the folks that work for them.

35. mikedemoda

Posts: 127; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

WTF you talking about? all I'm saying is iris scanner doesn't work in the dark cuz it can't see your eyes

36. srgonu

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

hmm... that proves you never tried. As @bucknassty said below, you need to know how infrared works.

20. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

isnt one of the main advantages of an infrared light to give low light performance? i see my eyes light up when i go to unlock my phone at night... so IDK what you're looking at.... sounds.... fishy...

28. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 595; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

gotta disagree my iris scanner be on point night or day. none of them are quicker than the FP scanner seeing as how i can activate the FP sensor before taking the phone out my pocket itll always win in speed.

34. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

you obviously never used a Samsung phone if you say this pos chinese UI is better. I really recommend you to go buy a Samsung and REALLY try it before you talk.

16. midan

Posts: 2707; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I would take that 40 MP triple cam everyday over the list of things you just said, and i would say lot of people agree with me, just saying. That camera will change the way how you take photos, It's going to have great zoom. I mean did you seriously just said iris scanner? :)

23. Lanx1998

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

If I'm going to spend $1000 for a phone then I better get a QHD screen not full HD+ screen. Okay I know what you'll say bruv QHD is useless on small screen bla bla bla but if I'm spending 1000 bucks on a phone then I want the best whether I can or cannot the spot difference.

4. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

I have visited this site a few times, they always put Upcoming phones way before they get launched with rumoured specs . There is no base of their listings. So, no reason to trust them .

5. S4NDY

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

yeah, picture is from Geskin but specs looks very possible

9. delta

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

999 it's just a mistake, i doubt the mali g72 mp24 will be on pair with the adreno 630, it's overpriced, and notch + chin combo? Hell no, better go with symmetrical small bezels

10. fyah_king unregistered

I gotta admit the design is better than the x. The bezels on the side are way smaller.

18. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Not really. It just appears that way because the sides are curved. Plus, the top & bottom bezels are definitely bigger.

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