We've spent some time getting to know the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, so check out our first impressions of Huawei's new flagship smartphone. In short, the Mate 20 Pro stands out as one of the machines the most powerful on the market. The name derives from the small notch that houses the camera at the top of the display.
The Mate 20 has the same Kirin 980 guts, but doesn't get the same supercharged cellular and wireless capabilities. An interesting feature of this handset is that it has a wireless charging pad that's fitted in the handset; this allows you to charge any other device that supports wireless charging. The new camera system also supports macro distance, which produces crisp images of objects that are placed as close as 2.5cm from the lens.
The Mate 20 is priced at €799 (4GB) and €849 (6GB). The phone has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB internal storage. If you need more space, you can insert a NanoSD card.
A dual-SIM version will also be available from Harvey Norman for €1,049, and will include a free Huawei Watch GT and wireless charging dock worth €249. The phone featured with the same triple camera sensors on the back side but different lens size. The best part? All sensors are enhanced with lenses made in conjunction with Leica. The OnePlus 6T will have an in-display fingerprint sensor, but the phone won't start shipping until next month.
The impressive Night Mode featured on the P20 Pro is also present here, providing stunning night-time photography using a combination of long-exposure shots and AI to counteract the shakiness of your hand.
Huawei has gone all in on the gaming category, not only including powerful specs but also announcing an accessory to make the gaming experience much better.
So what do you think of the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro? Here's what we expect from the Huawei Mate 20 launch event. The screen is based on IPS matrix with Full HD resolution and a diagonal of 6.5 inches. I hope they'll be coming to Kenya. The notched display supports QHD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. However, none of these new phones are destined for the US.
Both phones come with a 24 MP front-facing camera, more than enough for folks who love taking selfies. It comes with water drop notched which means there is no space for 3D face scanning feature.
Huawei is hoping that major performance improvements to the Mate series - including on-screen fingerprint recognition, a triple-lens camera system with artificial-intelligence software, and phone-to-phone charging - will cement its position ahead of Apple. Instead of huge sensors, the Mate 20 instead featured an ultra-wide 16 MP sensor; a wide-angle 12 MP sensor, and a 2x telephoto 8 MP sensor.