Yesterday, Huawei launched the Mate 20 series to the world. There are two main variants of the Mate 20, these are, the regular Huawei Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro. They have similar internals but look different to some extent.
The Mate 20 Pro is the beast of the two with a 6.39-inch display with a massive notch at the top. The excuse for having this wide notch is the 3D depth-sensing array that the company has included in this phone. Also in the notch cut out sits the 24MP selfie camera. The Mate 20 Pro also comes with an in-display fingerprint reader.
At the back, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a three-camera setup made up of a 40MP main lens, 20MP ultra-wide lens and an 8MP lens with 3x optical zoom. Besides the cameras, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with wireless reverse charging. This lets you charge any other smartphone wirelessly by placing it on top of the Mate 20 Pro. This means that you can turn the 4200 mAh battery of the Mate 20 Pro to a power bank.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage space as standard. This can be expanded to 256GB using the company’s new Nano Memory card.
The standard Huawei Mate 20 on the other hand comes with a 6.53 inch display with a 24MP selfie camera. It does not have in display fingerprint reader. For the cameras, it has a 12MP main camera, 16MP ultra-wide lens and an 8MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom.
The battery used here is a 4000mAh one, not small by any standard. The Mate 20 has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, there will be a 6GB RAM option with 128GB of storage space.
Both the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro come with the Kirin 980 processor that the company unveiled at IFA 2018. As for price, the 4GB+128GB Mate 20 will retail for EUR 799 (approximately 93,000) and the 6GB+128GB model goes for EUR 849 (approximately Ksh 99,000). The Mate 20 Pro costs EUR 1,049 (approximately Ksh 122,000).