Huawei has unveiled a bunch of new Mate series phones carrying the all-new HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC and triple rear camera modules. Out of the bunch, the new Mate 20 immediately caught my attention as it is the most affordable model, yet it brings an impressive set of specs.

Huawei Mate 20 Specifications

The Huawei Mate 20 features a 6.43-inch full-HD+ (1080×2244 pixels) panel. Thanks to a “Dewdrop notch”, the display has an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. Under the hood, the phone is powered by a Kirin 980 SoC coupled with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

The HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC, in case you don’t know, is the world’s first 7nm mobile chipset (Yes, Huawei announced it before Apple). Huawei is talking about some gains when it comes to CPU performance and power efficiency, but we’ll have to put it through its paces before commenting on it.

Just like its siblings, the Mate 20 comes with a beautiful glass and metal design. Inside the beautiful body, the Mate 20 houses a massive 4,000 mAh battery with support for Huawei SuperCharge. It is also worth pointing out that the Mate 20 runs on Android 9.0 Pie of the box, however, you’ll find Huawei’s EMUI 9.0 on top of it.

Huawei Mate 20 has a rear fingerprint sensor

As for the optics, the Mate 20 has the same cameras as Mate 20 Pro. There’s a triple rear camera setup with a 40-megapixel primary sensor along with an f/1.8 aperture, 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. On the front, there’s a 24-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.

Here’s a quick round-up of everything:

Huawei Mate 20 Specifications

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 Price

The Huawei Mate 20 starts at 799 euros for the 4GB/128GB variant and goes up to 850 euros for the 6GB/128GB variant. It will be available in four finishes – Emerald Green, Twilight, Midnight Blue, and Black. The company has not yet announced pricing outside Europe.

Huawei Mate 20 Launch Date

The Huawei Mate 20 will be available in select European markets starting October 26. Sadly, Huawei has decided to bring only the Mate 20 Pro smartphone to India, so it looks like it will remain exclusive to the European market, at least at launch.