Huawei has unveiled the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20X in London, its next-gen flagship phones with the all-new HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC.

All three phones have triple rear camera modules, while the Mate 20X gets an M-Pen stylus to take on the Galaxy Note 9, along with a massive 7.2-inch display. The Mate 20 and the Mate 20X get a waterdrop display notch at the front, while the Mate 20 Pro gets a VSEL front-facing module for a more secure face unlock experience.

Huawei Mate 20

The Huawei Mate 20 features a 6.43-inch full-HD+ (1080×2244 pixels) panel with a small ‘Dewdrop notch’, resulting in an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. Under the hood, there will be a Kirin 980 SoC that is speculated to be accompanied by 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of onboard storage.

The phone has a massive 4,000mAh battery. Further, the smartphone has Huawei’s proprietary facial recognition technology, and a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is not present in the Mate 20 Pro.

Huawei Mate 20 has a rear fingerprint sensor

The Huawei Mate 20 gets the same cameras as Mate 20 Pro, which was not the case of the P20 series. Now both the Mate 20 phones have a triple rear camera setup with a 40-megapixel primary sensor along with an f/1.8 aperture, which supports pixel-binning to extract more light in a picture, a 20-megapixel secondary sensor along with an f/2.2 aperture, and an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor with an f/2.4 aperture.

Huawei Mate 20's dewdrop notch
Huawei Mate 20’s Dewdrop Notch

Huawei Mate 20 Specifications

Here are the key specs of the Mate 20:

DisplayHuawei Dewdrop Display; 6.53-inch LCD; 2244 x 1080 pixels resolution; 18.7:9;
DCI-P3 HDR support
SoCKirin 980 SoC (4 x Cortex-A76 at 2.6 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz)
GPU Mali-G76 GPU
RAM4/6GB
Storage128GB + microSD support up to 256GB
Rear CameraTriple Cameras (40MP f/1.8+ 20MP f/2.2 + 8MP f/2.4)
Front Camera24MP (f/2.0)
Battery4,000 mAh with 22.5W Huawei SuperCharge
ConnectivityUSB Type-C, NFC, 3.5 mm headphone jack
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie,
EMUI 9

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Unlike the Huawei Mate 20, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro will have a smaller display at 6.39 inches, but with a QHD+ (1440×3120 pixels) resolution. And this one is an OLED display. You get the same Kirin 980 SoC along with 6GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage.¬†The Mate 20 Pro is also the first phone to support Huawei’s proprietary “Nano Memory Card”, which enables storage expansion up to 256GB.

No rear fingerprint sensor on the Mate 20 Pro

Unlike the Mate 20, the Pro version gets an under-display fingerprint scanner. Further, it will have a larger 4,200mAh battery along with support for SuperCharge 2.0, that will supposedly charge the phone to 70 percent in just 30 minutes.

The front camera module consists of a VSEL sensor with 3D Depth Sensing, which projects over 30,000 points on your face to identify and unlock the phone.

In terms of connectivity, it has support for high-speed LTE access, NFC, Bluetooth v5.0, and Gigabit WLAN along with dual-band support. The Mate 20 Pro comes with a dual-SIM slot where one of the slots can take in the NM Card or a nano SIM.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Specifications

Here are they key specs of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro:

DisplayHuawei FullView Display; 6.39-inch curved OLED panel; 3120 x 1440 pixels; 19.5:9 aspect ratio,
DCI-P3 HDR support
SoCKirin 980 SoC (4 x Cortex-A76 at 2.6 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz)
GPU Mali-G76 GPU
RAM6 GB
Storage128 GB + Nano Memory Card support
Primary CameraTriple Rear Cameras (40MP f/1.8+ 20MP f/2.2 + 8MP f/2.4)
Rear Camera24MP Front Camera
Battery4,200 mAh with 40W Huawei SuperCharge support
ConnectivityUSB Type-C, NFC, No headphone jack
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie,
EMUI 9

Huawei also launched a Porsche Design Mate 20 RS, which features a leather back and similar specs to the Mate 20 Pro, with an under-display fingerprint sensor.

Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro: Pricing and Availability

Huawei Mate 20 has been priced starting at 799 euros for the 4GB/128GB variant, with the Mate 20 Pro at $1049. Both phones will be available in five colors, including the much-praised Twilight shade that launched with the P20 Pro.

The company has not announced the India availability of the phones. Huawei usually has a separate launch event for India, just as we saw with the P20 Pro and we will bring you more about the phones in the next few weeks leading up to the launch.