Yesterday, HUAWEI livestreamed the announcement of a new Mate20 series all the way from London, and they showcased four new devices in the series with the HUAWEI Mate20, HUAWEI Mate20 Pro, HUAWEI Mate20 X, and the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate20 RS. They also showed off a new smartwatch, the new HUAWEI Watch GT, and a new fitness band, dubbed the HUAWEI Band 3 Pro.
As per any other phone launches, HUAWEI likes to compare themselves against the other big hitters in the market right now, so throughout the presentation, Richard Yu, the CEO of HUAWEI Consumer BG made some huge statements about how the new device will be stronger and better. But nevertheless, let’s jump in and see how they are on paper.
First up the Mate20, probably the most affordable one of the bunch, will be coming with two configurations of 4GB or 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage. It will be powered with the HUAWEI Kirin 980, just like the rest of the Mate20 entries. It will have a 6.53-inch display at Full HD+ with a tiny notch on top. The battery of the Mate20 is no slouch as well, packing a 4,000 mAh battery, along with the new three camera setup on the back of the phone – a 12-megapixel wide angle lens + 16-megapixel ultra wide angle lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens, but lets not forget a powerful 24-megapixel front camera.
Next, we have the Mate20 Pro, a more souped up version of the Mate20, with a smaller display of 6.39-inch 2k+ OLED display with a notch on top, as well as 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that can be bumped up with a 256GB NM card, a smaller SD card that is developed by HUAWEI and since its developed by HUAWEI, we’ll have to see how much it will cost and how it performs when it rolls out. It also has a larger 4,200 mAh battery that can be wirelessly charged, with an added bonus. You can now charge other Qi-enabled devices with the Mate20 Pro. If you own a Note 9 and wish to charge it with your brand new Mate20 Pro, that is now possible. But we don’t see other people wishing to use it as they’ll have to either pass your their smartphone or you will have to pass them your phone. The other star of the show is with its camera, coming with a 40-megapixel wide angle lens + 20-megapixel ultra wide lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens and a 24-megapixel front camera with 3D depth sensing capabilities.
Richard then introduced the crowd to the Mate20 X, the larger brother compared to the rest as it is packing a 7.2-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a small notch. Sporting some similar specs to the Mate20 Pro, the X comes with a Kirin 980 processor and 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. A larger battery can also be found on the device, packing a 5,000 mAh battery and the same camera setup as the Mate20 Pro, with its 40-megapixel wide angle lens + 20-megapixel ultra wide angle lens and 8-megapixel telephoto lens and a 24-megapixel front camera.
Last but not least for the Mate20 series of devices, the prestigious PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate20 RS. Equipped with a 6.39-inch OLED 2K+ display and powered with a Kirin 980, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It also has a 4,200 mAh battery and the same triple camera setup of 40-megapixel wide angle lens + 20-megapixel ultra wide angle lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens, as well as a 24-megapixel selfie camera.
Pricing is as follows:
HUAWEI Mate20: RM2,799
HUAWEI Mate20 Pro: RM3,599
HUAWEI Mate20 X: RM3,199