Huawei Mate 20 Pro Hands-On: The Phone I Crossed An Ocean For

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Huawei Mate 20: where, when and how to watch the event live

Other than having more RAM and storage than the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS also has a leather back and of course Porsche Design branding.

The 2018 Mate line improves upon the Leica-engineered triple cameras of the P20 series from earlier in the year. But what's really interesting is the support for reverse wireless charging on the Mate 20 Pro. While the Pro model features a wide notch housing all the necessary tech for enhanced facial unlock, the standard Mate 20 comes with a teardrop Display, it's the tiny notch which only features the front-facing camera.

Like the Mate 20, it also has triple rear cameras but in a different configuration- a 40MP f/1.8 wide-angle sensor, a 20MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle sensor and an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto sensor with OIS. The Mate 20 Pro has a nano-memory card slot like the Mate 20, making them both the first phones to support the new memory card size.

Watch the Global Keynote Presentation of the Huawei Mate 20 at 9PM today! It also has a 3D model scanning feature which allows it to scan objects which can be used in AR mode. The phones also pack an in-display fingerprint sensor that's supposedly 10% faster than other sensors, as well as a USB-C port that doubles as a bottom speaker.

The Mate 20 X is essentially a gaming-centric smartphone that will no doubt take on the likes of the Xiaomi Black Shark and Razer Phone 2. The size of the display is 6.53-inches, bigger than that of the iPhone XS Max and it is an LCD panel with a resolution of 2244 x 1080.

The P20 Pro launched with the Kirin 970 processor that offered very capable performance, but it appears Huawei is determined to take things to the next level. The Mate 20 Pro will start at €1,049 ($1,217) in Europe, which is cheaper than the iPhone XS in the region but on par with Samsung's Galaxy Note 9. Huawei insisted on stage that its Mate 20 phones are the best phones out there when it comes to processor and RAM speed, Wi-Fi downloads, Global Positioning System accuracy, camera performance, and battery performance. The Mate 20 Pro is priced at €1,049 (Rs 89,100 approximately) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage model, and both will be available starting October 16.

Huawei phones have been the battery king for a few generations now, and the Mate 20 series keeps that up.

Finally WinFuture declared the Mate 20 Pro will cost €999 (£876.38) for a version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There is no word on when the smartphones will launch in India.

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