Huawei takes on Apple and Samsung with three-camera Mate20 Pro

Todd Singleton
October 20, 2018

This display has a maximum brightness of 820 nits. Inside the smartphone is a 7-nanometer processor Kirin 980 with artificial intelligence to neural computing. On the back are three shooters in the same configuration, but you'll find a 40MP Wide Angle lens, 20MP Ultra Wide Angle lens, and 8MP Telephoto lens. There's also a fingerprint sensor inside the display.

The new Mate device also has fast wireless charging, like Samsung's smartphones, but Huawei goes a step further by also offering reverse wireless charging to Qi-compatible devices. It has an IP53 rating. It comes with a 6.39-inch QHD+ (1440×3120 pixels) curved OLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 86.9 percent.

The Huawei Mate 20 runs Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0 on top. The smartphone sports an indisplay fingerprint sensor and has IP68 rating, making it is water and dust resistant.

Huawei claim that they don't need the monochrome sensor that's on the P20 Pro - instead they can get great images from the wide-angle module instead.

In terms of security, a hot topic right now, the Mate 20 pro has a dedicated 3D depth sensing camera for its face unlock feature. The phone also supports 15W wireless charging, along with 40W wired charging, which is a lot more than the current industry standard. Either way, this has given the Indian fans a reason to rejoice as not only Huawei has brought the best of the series to the country, this is also the first time the Mate series is coming to India.

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The Mate 20 X comes with a larger display with it measuring 7.2-inches. Together, the trio of lenses supports a wide range of focal lengths (equivalent to the performance of a 16-270mm zoom lens), enabling it to mimic the results from professional cameras.

Huawei, the world's second-biggest phone maker behind Samsung, unveiled the Mate20 and Mate20 Pro to take on Apple's iPhone XS and Google's Pixel 3 at an event in London on Tuesday. The phone has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB internal storage.

The Huawei Mate 20X is set for October 26 in Europe and will cost around $1040 United States dollars for the 6GB RAM variant coupled with 128GB storage. It is priced at Euro 899 (about 377,000 Naira) and will be available in select European markets from October 26. The phone has been launched in Midnight Blue and Phantom Silver colour options.

Huawei's feature-packed new super phones, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, are available now in Europe, including the UK. Both phones are now available in select European markets. The Kirin 980 chipset is the first 7nm chip for Android devices and also the first one to couple with new Cortex-A76 cores. It is expected to be made available in four color options, including Twilight, Black, Blue, and Green.

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