Huawei's Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X in 60 seconds

Huawei Mate 20

Huawei Mate 20

Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) unveiled the Huawei Mate 20 Series, one of the most highly anticipated smartphone series of the year. The company says it can charge the phone to 70% of battery life in just 30 minutes, although this is only with the charger that comes in the box. You'll also get a free Huawei Watch GT and wireless charging Dock worth €249 with this purchase. Along with its super-fast Cat.21 LTE, 1.732Gbps Wifi connection, the Mate 20 Pro is capable of streaming 4K live video with no buffering. The CPU has three tiers consisting of two ultra-large cores, two large cores and four small cores.

The Mate 20 has a 6.53-inch 2,244x1,080 HDR LCD, giving it an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. There's also an optical in-display fingerprint scanner, just in case.

The Mate 20 RS has almost identical specs to the Mate 20 Pro but swaps 6GB of RAM for 8GB and starts storage options at 256GB.

You might have noticed that there are some major design differences between the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro. Using AI, the Mate 20 devices can de-saturate colors around human subjects for improved highlights.

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Additionally, it includes the company's Kirin 980 processor, 5,000 mAh battery and IP53-certified water and dust resistance. Huawei has brought a reverse wireless charging feature, so that the mammoth 4,200mAh battery can actually charge other Qi-compatible phones. The Huawei Mate 20 Series is powered by Huawei's densest and highest performing system on chip (SoC) to date - the Kirin 980. And the Mate 20 Pro might top it. The P20 Pro's screen was very nice, but the Mate 20 Pro's screen is better still. This means there's no fancy 3D face unlocking on this one, and also it misses out on an in-display fingerprint scanner in favour of a conventional rear-mounted mechanism.

The Mate 20 X has the same dewdrop notch on its display as the Mate 20. It comes wit up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage with support for Huawei's nano-SD cards for expansion. The OS is Android 9 Pie in combination with EMUI 9, which has been upgraded with themes and background images from Porsche. There's a very likely similar story happening with the Galaxy S10, assuming you're going for the largest version, comparable to the Mate 20 Pro.

The triple camera is the same as that of the Mate 20 Pro. 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. The system is arranged in a distinct rectangle on the back like on the Mate 20 Pro.

The Huawei Mate 20 X is a niche product that seems to easily straddle different roles.

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There are a few other novelties to justify the Mate 20 X's note-taking and multimedia consumption credentials. It also has a vapor chamber and graphene film cooling system so that users can play on their phone longer without it heating it up.

Moreover, the smartphone features the Dolby Atmos stereo speakers.

The Huawei Mate 20 X is a great-looking phablet with a huge screen and the promise of some meaty gaming capabilities.

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Last but not the least, the Mate 20 RS Porsche Design continues Huawei's collaboration with Porsche and may be regarded as a limited edition take on the Mate 20 Pro.

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