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Huawei Mate 20 series primed for launch

17 Oct 18

Huawei has unveiled the Huawei Mate 20 series - the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, and Porsche Design Mate 20 RS.

The series offers a range of sizes: 6.53-inch, 6.39-inch and 7.2-inch.

“Smartphones are an important entrance to the digital world. The Huawei Mate 20 Series is designed to be the best ‘mate’ of consumers, accompanying and empowering them to enjoy a richer, more fulfilled life with their higher intelligence, unparalleled battery lives and powerful camera performance,” says Huawei Consumer BG CEO Richard Yu.

Manufactured with the 7nm technology process, the Kirin 980 is the world’s first commercial system on a chip (SoC) to use the Cortex-A76-based cores and Mali-G76 GPU.

The Kirin 980 is also the industry’s first SoC to be equipped with Dual-NPU. In addition, it supports the 4.5G LTE Cat. 21 standard, the world’s fastest Wi-Fi connection speeds, and also supports dual-band (L1+L5) GPS positioning technology.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro houses a large, high-density 4200mAh (typical value) battery, and supports 40W Huawei SuperCharge. The safety of the technology is certified by TÜV Rheinland.

Moreover, Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports 15W Huawei Wireless Quick Charge, the industry’s fastest wireless charging solution, and Wireless Reverse Charge, which enables the device to work as a power bank for selected electronic devices supporting wireless charging.

Huawei augmented the Huawei Mate 20 with a powerful lens - 16mm Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens.

This wider perspective creates a sense of spaciousness and a 3D effect to the images.

The new camera system also supports macro distance, which produces crisp images of objects that are placed as close as 2.5cm from the lens.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s chassis is curved on all eight sides and comes in a new Emerald Green colour.

The Hyper Optical Pattern on the glass back is not only highly durable but also makes the device easy to grip and fingerprint resistant.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is equipped with a 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera.

Together, the trio of lenses supports a wide range of focal lengths (equivalent to the performance of a 16-270mm zoom lens).

Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS both support 3D Face Unlock which quickly and securely authenticates users within 0.6s at a false acceptance rate of below 1/1,000,000.

The Huawei Mate 20 Series comes with EMUI 9.0, a smart operating system based on Android P.

Through AI self-learning algorithms, an integrated and granular resource allocation system, and a highly optimised Android environment, EMUI 9 delivers an “evergreen” experience remaining smooth even through extended use.

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