Huawei Mate 20 Series smartphones launched - Mobile Phones

Donna Miller
October 19, 2018

Huawei also showed off an add-on Gamepad that equips the device with a physical analogue stick and D-Pad controls. The phone is powered by the latest Kirin 980 chipset, which is based on the 7nm process along with Mali-G76 MP10 GPU.

Skating neatly over the fact it doesn't have access to the likes of Mario or Zelda, the Huawei phone is indeed a powerhouse gadget built for gaming. While these are already really high-end phones, Huawei and Porsche Design wanted to take it a step further yet again.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro is IP68 rated water and dust resistance. The confusingly-named Huawei Porsche Design Mate 20 RS is official, and we recently got some hands-on time with it.

The Mate 20 X also features the same triple-camera setup as the Mate 20 Pro.

The Mate 20 Pro also now lets you wirelessly project a PC-like experience onto a compatible external monitor, rather than just using a USB-to-HDMI cable. There's a very likely similar story happening with the Galaxy S10, assuming you're going for the largest version, comparable to the Mate 20 Pro.

While the device is a powerhouse, the talking point is the cooling system under the hood. For Huawei, this design gives the Mate 20 series a strong personality and identity that allows it to be identified immediately even on a distance. Like Samsung's phablet, the Mate 20 X too supports a stylus called M-Pen. The EMUI 9, Huawei's own designed UI has been redesigned with gestures, swiping left and right for easier navigation.

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.

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"Smartphones are an important entrance to the digital world". But the rating level is nowhere close to the Mate 20 Pro or other Android flagship smartphones.

The Mate 20 Pro will be made available on the 16th of October, 2018 internationally.

The device also features both a vapor chamber and graphene film created to work together to keep the phone's chips working more efficiently at lower temperatures.

You shouldn't be hurting for battery life with the Mate 20 X, thanks to the 5,000 mAh power pack on board. Huawei said that it's finally solved its previous gripes with Qi, which is that it's so slow, so you'll get 15W wireless charging from the Mate 20 Pro.

Gartner analyst Roberta Cozza said that in a highly commoditized smartphone market of look-alike phones, Huawei is managing to differentiate itself with the camera and personalization features. For the front, there is a 24-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. There's also a new AI Cinema mode, where you can render real-time video effects while you're recording, such as Color Pops. It adopts the better camera array from the Mate 20 Pro but also pairs that with the more subtle dewdrop notch of the Mate 20. The solution quickly and securely authenticates users within 0.6s at a false acceptance rate of below 1/1,000,000.

AI predictably remains a focus for Huawei, with its technology bettered and expanded, as is the Mate series' use as a camera. It also introduces new AI features that enable the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series to perform or enhance a range of tasks from object identification to food calorie counting.

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