Huawei Mate 20 'series' announcement set for October 16 in London

Including its Honor sub-brand, Huawei has not one and not two, but three impressive smartphones powered by that fancy new 7nm-based Kirin 980 processor in the pipeline. And alongside the announcement of four snazzy P20 Pro models, the world’s second-largest handset vendor has just unveiled the official launch date of the Mate 20 “Series” at IFA Berlin.

The highly anticipated Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are scheduled to see daylight in London on October 16, although actual sales will probably kick off a little further down the line.

Obviously, US availability remains unlikely, unless retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo Video will continue to ignore the government’s recommendations and choose to support one or both flagship models with unlocked GSM connectivity.

Just like last year, when the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro were made official on the exact same date unveiled today, it seems as though Huawei will be beaten to market by Apple and Google.
But recently leaked renders have showcased objectively sleeker designs than the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, with triple rear-facing camera combos in tow that iPhones are only expected to adopt next year.

The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro might be hiding a number of other cool tricks up their sleeves, including crazy fast wireless charging capabilities, pre-installed Android 9 Pie software, stellar battery capacity, in-display fingerprint recognition technology, and 3D face scanning.

Bottom line, you should definitely “mark your calendars” for October 16, 2018, and perhaps hold off on buying the Galaxy Note 9 before checking out everything these two Kirin 980 powerhouses have to offer.

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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



1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

The wait for the Mate series unveiling grows tougher and tougher :( It's so close!

2. trqster

Posts: 177; Member since: May 17, 2013

The bar will be set high - Huwaey is starting to emerge as a serious competitor to Samsung.


Posts: 946; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

At least spell their name right. Not just Huawei all Chinese smartphones.

3. tiz_meh

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

nah locked bootloader

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thanks to the fantastic time I'm having with my Huawei Mate 10 Pro, the Mate 20 Pro will be on my list for myself for the holidays. Keep up the great work, Huawei.

6. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Announcement not enough. The phone should be available for purchase by October 16. The more they delay the more they get closer to release of Samsung S10 and Sandragon 855 and reducing the charm of Mate 20.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

You have to remember that the Mate 20/Mate 20 Pro is going to sell extremely well in China, where Samsung isn't doing well at all. Huawei smartphones have also been gaining momentum across Europe and in India. I highly doubt that the S10 release will cases Huawei to lose sales in those countries.

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