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.
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.
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|
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– 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|
|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|
|– 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.