Huawei is set to launch its upcoming Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro flagships next week at its big event in London.
We might not need to wait for the big day to know what the new flagships will be bringing to the table. A leak that came out of a German retail website has revealed most of the details related to Huawei Mate 20 Pro days ahead of its launch.
We have press renders, spec details, and UK pricing as well. As seen in the leaks, Mate 20 Pro is going to come with a notched display and curved edges. The company did not go for an all-screen phone like Vivo, but seems to be sticking to its notched design like the P20 Pro.
The phone is a top-notch flagship, made by one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world. Which is why it’s going to have some of the latest hardware. According to leaks, it will be IP68 certified and will support all the latest network bands.
The display is going to be a 6.39-inch notched unit, with a 1440×3120 (QHD+) resolution, and will also have an under-display fingerprint reader.
Triple Cameras – Not Four
But that’s not the big highlight. The main feature of the phone is going to be its camera set up. According to earlier leaks and rumors, Huawei was expected to use four rear cameras, but the latest renders say otherwise. Apparently, Huawei is using almost the same cameras as the P20 Pro in their latest flagship.
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The cameras and LED flash have been rearranged into a 2×2 box. Other than that, it’s almost the same, with a 40 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP configuration.
The main 40 MP sensor is an RGB f/1.8 unit, that actually combines four pixels into one for more detail. The 20 MP one is a f/2.4 telephoto camera for optical zoom. Finally, the 8 MP sensor is an ultra-wide one for a bigger field of view.
Huawei’s software lets the three cameras work together to get up to 5x optical lossless zoom. And just like before, the phone gets its own neural processing units (NPUs) – two of them – to change camera settings based on the scene, automatically.
Another big news is that the phone will come with a memory card slot, but it’s not going to be microSD. Mate 20 Pro will use Huawei’s own Nano-Memory card format. As the name suggests, its smaller than microSD, though its speed is just the same.
For now, these nano cards will only ship with up to 256 GB storage. For the internal storage, the phone will ship in three storage configurations – 128 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB. RAM options, as you’d expect, are 6 or 8 GB, however, the lower RAM variant will be limited to 128 GB of storage.
Other than that, Mate 20 Pro will be powered by Huawei’s latest Kirin 980 chipset, paired with a giant 4200 mAh battery cell.
Software is going to be Android 9.0 Pie, with EMUI 9.0, right out of the box. Color options are twilight, black, blue, and green. Price in the UK is expected to be £899 (~Rs. 155,000).
The details are not final just yet. We’ll know more when the phone gets launched on October 16th.