At the official presentation in London, the ChineseHuawei has introduced new members of its advanced Mate lineup - the base Mate 20 or more advanced version of the Mate 20 Pro. Traditionally, it is in the devices of this series that the manufacturer tries to implement all of its advanced developments, which eventually begin to be used in other devices. This time, the new products featured a brand-new 8-core Kirin 980 processor, based on the 7-nm process technology and complemented by a double neuroblock, a subscreen fingerprint scanner, a triple main camera in a pretty fresh layout and the latest version of Android OS 9.0 Pie.
The design of new products is different from last year's Mate 10. The simpler model, the Mate 20, has a teardrop-shaped display for an ordinary selfie camera and a fingerprint scanner on the back, while the Mate 20 Pro also includes a set of sensors for 3D scanning of people with a response time 0.5 seconds. The fingerprint sensor of the advanced version is located under the screen. Another distinctive and noticeable element in both new products was the triple main camera with Leica optics, which was located in the square with the LED flash, and not vertically or horizontally in a row, as was previously seen in other smartphones from various manufacturers. The difference from the Pro-version of the Mate 20 also became a curved screen on the sides, which made the flagship more elegant and “slim”.
The model Mate 20 is set to 6.53-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 2244 × 1080 pixels (18.7: 9 aspect ratio, HDR and DCI-P3 support), in the older version of Mate 20 Pro, a 6.39-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 3120x1440 pixels was used (19.5 aspect ratio : 9, HDR and DCI-P3 are present. The heart of the new products was the 8-core Kirin 980 processor with a clock speed of up to 2.6 GHz and Mali-G76 MP10 graphics. The first model will have options with 4 and 6 GB of RAM LPDDR4X, the advanced version will receive only 6 GB of RAM. The built-in UFS 2.1 flash drive is the same for all 128 GB. To expand the memory, a new hybrid slot of the Nano Memory Card format is provided. You can install either a nanoSIM card or a nano Toshiba format memory card up to 128 GB.
Despite the fact that apparently the main camera at Mate20 and Mate 20 Pro are similar, the sensors installed in them are different. In the first case, sensors of 12, 16 and 8 megapixels are involved, in the second - 40, 20 and 8 megapixels. Auxiliary sensors are responsible for identical functionality: shooting with a triple optical zoom and the creation of ultra wide-angle images. The use of a monochrome sensor in Huawei was completely abandoned.
The Mate 20 Pro has a bright 40 megapixelQuad Bayer lens (f / 1.8, focal length 27 mm) is able to create macro photographs at a distance of 2.5 centimeters from the object, and in the dark the highest quality shooting is provided by applying technology that combines 4 pixels into one. It is also possible to approximate 5 times (hybrid zoom) and shooting under water.
Video creation takes place directlyAI participation, which can recognize more than 100 scenarios and almost 5,000 items. When determining a moving object, artificial intelligence automatically records high-quality sound from its side. Functionality AI Cinema Mode automatically adjusts the colors, brightness and saturation of the frame, taking into account the standard HDR. Proprietary technology HiVision allows you to search the Internet for similar products and calculate calorie content in products.
Both smartphones have 24 megapixel frontf / 2.0 aperture camera. Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a 3D face scanner for biometric identification of the device owner, like the iPhone X. If desired, you can create three-dimensional models of objects, like Sony flagships, for publishing on social networks and videos.
Another innovation was the possibilityreverse wireless charging from Huawei Mate 20 Pro. That is, the flagship with a capacity of its own 4200 mAh battery is able to recharge wirelessly another mobile gadget that supports this method of energy transfer. By the way, the senior flagship is endowed with and fast charging SuperCharge 2.0 with a power of 40 W (in just 30 minutes the battery will recover 70%), and wireless. Huawei Mate 20 has a battery capacity of 4000 mAh, only SuperCharge fast charging is supported.
Among other things, we note that smartphones are endowedsupport for 4G LTE networks at speeds up to 1.4 Gbps and two SIM cards, dual-frequency GPS-module, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0, NFC chip and USB Type-C 3.1 port. Only Dolby Atmos and SLS formats have stereo speakers with only the Mate 20 Pro. His body is protected from water and dust in accordance with the standard IP68, the standard smartphone received only protection against IP54 splashes. But in the Mate 20 retained the traditional 3.5-mm audio jack. Improved and PC-mode with support for multiple windows. Now smartphones can be connected to an external monitor wirelessly via Miracast.
Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro work on Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0 shell. Their dimensions and weight are 158.2 x 77.2 x 83 mm with 188 grams and 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm with 189 grams, respectively. In Europe, mobile devices will start selling for € 1,050 - Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Huawei Mate 20 was priced at € 800 and € 850 euros, depending on the amount of RAM. The hull colors can be selected from the five colors offered.
Source: huawei.com, engadget.com, androidcentral.com, cnet.com