Home » Tech

Huawei hit the spot with Mate 20 Pro launch

20 October, 2018, 06:56 | Author: Arnold Gilbert
  • Is Huawei Mate 20 Pro the Most Powerful Android Smartphone? Find Out Now

Huawei's latest flagship smartphones, the Mate 20, the Mate 20 Pro, and the Mate 20 X have been launched at an event held in London, United Kingdom. The Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro announced today feature that weird camera arrangement we've seen leaked over the past couple of weeks. The regular Mate 20 has a flat screen and a teardrop notch, while the Mate 20 Pro features an iPhone X-like notch (complete with 3D face recognition similar to Face ID) and curved screens like Samsung's Galaxy S and Note phones.

"In terms of physical design, the Mate 20 Pro is admirably lithe for a phone that combines a 6.4-inch screen, a substantial camera array, and a 4,200mAh battery". The Mate 20, which is the largest device out of the two, has a 6.5-inch display and a notch that is much smaller. The display offers up to 820 nits of brightness, DCI-P3 and HDR10 features.

The phone runs on Google's latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box along with EMUI 9.0 UI running on top. The added ultra-wide angle lens and macro support completes the feature set of the camera system, elevating it to a truly all-round camera that is ready to capture any and all action.

For the connectivity options, the Mate 20 include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port.

We saw in-display fingerprint technology on other smartphones, but a lot of them are mid-range devices.

There's also wireless charging for the first time on a Huawei device, which uses the 15W standard, twice as fast as the industry standard and 160% faster than the Apple iPhone X. There's also a clever feature called wireless reverse charging, where you can charge other devices with the Mate 20 Pro! The notch on the phone is very small compare to other Huawei devices.

Is Huawei Mate 20 Pro the Most Powerful Android Smartphone? Find Out Now
Huawei announces the Mate 20 X with 7.2-inch display and M Pen stylus

The phone features a 6.39-inch Quad HD+ OLED display with a screen resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, DCI-P3 HDR and 820 nits brightness. This display has a high color saturation. The Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 are powered by Huawei's own Kirin 980 SoC. Some of the specifics like RAM and water resistance ratings vary between devices, though.

Under the hood, it carries the same flagship Kirin 980 processor as the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, alongside the triple lens rear camera of the Mate 20 Pro. There are 40-megapixel Quad Bayer camera sensors with f/1.8 aperture and wide angle lens, 20-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 8-megapixel telephoto camera sensor with f/2.4 aperture and OIS.

Huawei also embedded AI software into its camera system, meaning the device can sense and follow the subject of a photo or video. However, a rumor tipped to Gizmochina suggests the Mate 20 Pro will sell for 5,000 yuan which is approximately US$732.

This device is powered by a 4,200mAh battery and also supports 40W charging.

There's support for expandable storage even if with a twist, as this is the world's first smartphone to support nano-SD cards, if that's the name we'll eventually go with.

Recommended:

  • Your Ball: So, what are your first impressions of Lakers?

    Your Ball: So, what are your first impressions of Lakers?

    Unsurprisingly, LeBron said it's going to take a little while, and he explained why by using an oatmeal analogy. The Lakers lost the game, but James was in his usual lethal form.
    Syria reopens border crossings

    Syria reopens border crossings

    Weeks of talks led to the reopening of the border, a key moment in the return to normality for the economy of post-war Syria. On Saturday, IS militants stormed a settlement for displaced people in Hajin and abducted scores of civilians.
    Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Out Floyd Mayweather

    Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Out Floyd Mayweather

    If the boxing match ever goes down, Mayweather has opened as a 20-1 favorite at -2000 against the UFC lightweight champion. Floyd Mayweather has released a response after Khabib Nurmagomedov challenged him to come out of retirement for a fight.
  • Woman caught on camera abandoning 2-year-old on stranger's doorstep

    Woman caught on camera abandoning 2-year-old on stranger's doorstep

    The woman inside the home opened the door after she heard the knock, the sheriff's office said on Facebook, and she called police. The child is now in the custody of Child Protective Services, which will determine whether to return him to his family.
    O’Rourke swings harder at Cruz in second Texas Senate debate

    O’Rourke swings harder at Cruz in second Texas Senate debate

    O'Rourke's comment came in response to Cruz's criticism of the Democrat's desire for a tax on oil production. "Sen. With Election Day just three weeks away, Tuesday might have been one of O'Rourke's last shots to gain ground.
    Trump Realizes Kanye Is 'Black Me'! During White House Visit

    Trump Realizes Kanye Is 'Black Me'! During White House Visit

    Then, Meyers then proceeded to say how Kid Rock looked like "the adult in the room" next to West, which is a hard thing to do. Rapper Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian visited Uganda's President, Yoweri Museveni on Monday morning at State House.
  • Dana White: Pay No Attention To Mayweather vs. Khabib Talk

    Dana White: Pay No Attention To Mayweather vs. Khabib Talk

    Nurmagomedov told Mayweather "in the jungle there is only one king" in requesting a bout. Khabib boxes well, he showed that against McGregor, where he was one step ahead.
    $1 million dollar lottery ticket sold in Kentucky; Mega Millions jackpot increases

    $1 million dollar lottery ticket sold in Kentucky; Mega Millions jackpot increases

    The estimated jackpot now balloons to $868 million, which would be the second-biggest USA lottery jackpot ever, according to AP. Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2.

    Canelo Alvarez, Golden Boy Promotions sign five-year partnership with DAZN

    It also works out at $33m a fight - around the same figure he earned for his September win over Gennady Golovkin on pay-per-view. Golden Boy Promotions said Wednesday that Alvarez's deal will be the richest athlete contract in sports history.
  • Shaw on new Man Utd deal: A year ago this was impossible

    Shaw on new Man Utd deal: A year ago this was impossible

    Shaw, 23, was in the final year of the deal he signed four years ago when joining from Southampton as the world's most expensive teenager at the time .
    Pompeo listened to an alleged recording of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

    Pompeo listened to an alleged recording of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

    The Trump administration faces growing bipartisan outrage in Congress over Saudi Arabia's role in Mr Khashoggi's disappearance. Khashoggi disappeared on October 2 after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, sparking global outcry and concern.
    USA  judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump

    USA judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump

    Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, "a total con", an insult that sparked her initial lawsuit. A total con job , playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!"the president tweeted ".


Popular

Apple To Live Stream Its October 30th iPad, Mac Event
Sure, it would need a new dongle or cable, but since Apple loves to sell dongles and cables, I don't see what the problem is. Apple has sent out invites for their second fall event and it will be taking place later this month on 10/30.

EU leaders to meet on Brexit when enough progress reported
The European Council president on Thursday said the EU had made a decision to continue the Brexit talks "in a positive spirit". No EU leader reacted to May's speech, as has been the tradition with the Brexit discussions at EU level.

Liverpool to wait on Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane fitness for Huddersfield
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has renewed his criticism of the Nations League, saying football doesn't need the new competition in an already packed calendar.

Indonesia warns Australia over possible Jerusalem move
If Mr Morrison fails to retain the Sydney electorate, Wentworth, he will be forced into minority government. The decision angered the Muslim world and was a setback for Palestinian aspirations for statehood.

First impressions in opener versus Toronto Raptors
To re-up here for four more years and get to wear the (number) 22 in the city of Cleveland, I can't put it into words. After a series of roster changes in the off-season, the Cavaliers face different expectations this year.

3 top Afghan provincial officials killed, United States general unhurt
Raziq and two others, including the provincial intelligence chief and a journalist, were killed in the attack. Seen as a close US ally and a fervent enemy of the Taliban, Raziq was also deeply controversial.

Breaking! Tension at Sabarimala Temple
The protesters alleged that they had resorted to stone-throwing in retaliation after the policemen hurled stones at them. Police personnel were deployed at Pamba, Nilakkal and Erumeli, three important landmarks on the route to Sabarimala .

Oil price slides as figures show a surprise build in U.S. stocks
Saudi Arabia stands committed to meeting all of India's energy needs, especially in oil, its Energy Minister Khalid A. Global benchmark Brent crude for December delivery rose 9 cents, or 0.1 percent, to $80.87 per barrel, while the U.S.

Storm Leslie slams Portugal, over 300K left in the dark
Forecasters said a tropical storm warning is in effect for Madeira Island, where Leslie is expected to hit Saturday night. Dominion Energy released a tweet Saturday saying they expect most if not all customers will have power back by Monday.

Saudi Hollywood deal hit by Khashoggi disappearance
Trump has threatened the kingdom with " severe punishment " if it is shown that Khashoggi was killed inside its Istanbul mission. Prince Mohammed told Reuters past year that Blackstone and BlackRock Inc were planning to open offices in the kingdom.