Huawei Mate 20 Full Specification, Features and Price

In my last post, I wrote about the Mate 20 Pro, revealing some important information you need to know about the new device. This post is dedicated to its base sibling –  the Huawei Mate 20. Read on and see is full specification, features and price.

Huawei Mate 20 Features

The Huawei Mate 20 came with a different screen from the Pro model. It sports a 6.53 flat LCD display with 1080 pixel resolution. Another difference is the triple camera. The Mate 20 is still ultra-wide, wide and tele, but with different sensors and lens.

Huawei Mate 20 Full Specification, Features and Price

The main shooter of the Huawei Mate 20 has a 12MP sensor behind an f/1.8 lens. It is paired with a 16MP camera with an f/2.2 ultra-wide lens and an 8MP 52mm f/2.4 telephoto cam. The 2.5cm / 1in macro mode and the AI features are available here as well.

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The 24MP selfie camera of the Huawei Mate 20 lives in a teardrop notch, but this one has no room for the advanced 3D face scanner. The fingerprint reader is found on the back, below the triple camera.

Talking about the battery, the Huawei Mate 20 came with a 4000mAh capacity battery and uses the older 22.5W Super Charge. The phone does not come with wireless charging support like the Pro version. Charging is done over a USB-C port, and unlike the Pro model, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack. Unlike the Mate 20 Pro also, the Mate 20 have no stereo speakers and no waterproofing.

Kirin 980 Chipset

The Huawei’s new flagships came with the Kirin 980 chipset.. It is the first 7nm chipset for Android phones , and also the first to use ARM’s new Cortex-A76 cores.  All together, the new chipset is made up of 6.9 billion transistors, 60% more than its predecessor.

Part of the increase is due to the larger A76 cores. They promise a 75% boost in performance and 58% improved power efficiency over the A73 cores in the Kirin 970.

The CPU in the Kirin 980 is a three tier design – two A76 as the big cores, two more A76 as medium cores and, finally, four small A55 cores.

The new Mate 20 phones will run EMUI 9.0 out of the box, which is based on Android 9.0 Pie. The chipset features a dual NPU for all the AI tasks, part of which are memory optimizations to ensure a smooth performance.

Storage and RAM

The Huawei Mate 20 will be available with 4GB or 6GB RAM, and 128Gb internal storage. While the Pro model comes only in 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage configuration.  You can find more about its full specification from the table below.

Huawei Mate 20 Specification


Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(900), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300) – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps



Announced 2018, October
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, October



Dimensions 158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm (6.23 x 3.04 x 0.33 in)
Weight 188 g (6.63 oz)
Build Front/back glass &aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  – IP53 dust and splash protection



Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.53 inches, 107.5 cm2 (~88.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2244 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~381 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  – HDR10 compliant
– EMUI 9.0



OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
CPU Octa-core 2.6 GHz
GPU Mali-G76 MP10



Card slot Yes, NM card, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2)
Internal 128 GB, 6 GB RAM



Triple 12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm, 1/2.3″
16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (wide)
8 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (tele)
Features Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@960fps



Single 24MP, f/2.0
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps



Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic



WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host



Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
  – Fast battery charging 4.5V/5A (58% in 30 min)
– DivX/XviD/MP4/H.265/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Document editor
– Photo/video editor



  Non-removable 4,000mAh Li-Po battery



Colours Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Twilight, Pink Gold, Black
Price About 800 EUR

Huawei Mate 20 Price

The Huawei Mate 20 price has not been made official yet. You will be updated on his site once it is announced.

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