One of the most anticipated smartphones of the second half of the year arrives. Punctual to his appointment with press and public, we just know the official characteristics of the Huawei Mate 20 , a terminal that comes with the and the new watch of the firm, the Huawei Watch GT . What is it that we find in the new phablet of the company?
Just take a look at the official photos of the device you will realize that there is something that draws attention. Indeed, we refer to the redesign of the notch housed on the screen that adopts the “drop of water” format to annoy as little as possible and give more space to the display, improving the display of contents compared to what was seen in previous models of the brand such as the and the . The other great novelty is the back, where the triple camera of the high-end manufacturer but with a change of arrangement is maintained. In the , instead of being aligned vertically, next to the upper left corner, now the 3 sensors are combined with the LED flash to form a square in the center of the back case.
Another key aspect of the design found in this Huawei Mate 20, made of glass, is the fingerprint reader. If the Huawei Mate 10 located it at the bottom of the screen, the new lines and shapes of the mobile involve its movement towards the back, just below the camera module.
Official characteristics of Huawei Mate 20
This redesign of the mobile comes accompanied by features such as the , being the first mobile in the market that comes to the stores equipped with this CPU that claims to be the most “intelligent” in the world thanks to its double NPU. Before continuing to break down all the features of the mobile, it is appropriate to review the specifications of the Huawei Mate 20 one by one.
|–||Huawei Mate 20|
|screen||6.53 “FHD + (2,244 x 1,080 pixels) / Format 18.7: 9|
|Size and weight||158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm / ND|
|Processor||Kirin 980, octacore with double NPU at 2.6 GHz|
|ROM||128 GB + NM Card|
|Camera|| – Triple of 12 MP ƒ / 1.8 wide angle + 16 MP ƒ / 2.2 super wide angle + 8 MP ƒ2.4 telephoto / Zoom x3 optical, x5 hybrid
– Front of 24 MP, f / 2.0
|Connectivity||4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB type-C, IP53, fingerprint sensor|
|YOU||Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0|
|Drums||4,000 mAh with SuperCharge (up to 40W)|
|Price||N / D|
The reduction of the notch to the minimum expression allows to enjoy a IPS screen of 6,53 “with Full HD + resolution of 2,244 x 1,080 pixels. In addition to presenting a 18.7: 9 aspect of viewing, it is one of the largest screens ever seen on a Huawei phone. In fact Huawei ensures a screen ratio of 88.07% .
As we were advancing back lines, under this panel we have the Kirin 980, an Octa-Core CPU configured with 4-core architecture (2x Cortex-A76 at 2.6 GHz + 2x Cortex-A76 at 1.9 GHz) and other 4 Cortex-A55 cores (at 1.8 GHz). This is another of the great innovations of the Huawei Mate 20, because in addition to superior power and better energy performance, the processor will offer the fastest Wi-Fi speed in the world, reaching 1,732 Mbps and boasting dual NPU power Artificial Intelligence functions of the phone.
To all this we must add the presence of a Mali-G76 GPU and 4 GB of RAM, as well as 128 GB of internal storage with NM Card compatibility … What is this? It is the new storage card format developed by Huawei designed for saving large files such as 4K videos or very high resolution photos. These memory cards have a high reading speed (90 MB / sg) and make it easy to read media from external storage. This allows the use of two nano SIM cards or a nano SIM card and a memory card.
A multimedia section of exception
Continuing with the characteristics of the Huawei Mate 20 , we reach the multimedia section, supported by a 4,000 mAh battery with fast charge SuperCharge technology of up to 40W. The same should not have problems to keep lit all day a smartphone over 6.5 inches, because the smartphone also comes to market with Android 9 Pie (with the customization layer) that has different tools to improve the energy consumption of the whole, something in which the Kirin 980 of Huawei also participates.
If something has stood out for the brand in recent months, it is for that triple camera of the Huawei P20 Pro , complemented by AI functions, which has allowed the manufacturer to have in its catalog the best camera mobile of the moment. And it seems that the firm is ready to repeat this success because we found a similar configuration that mentioned top of the range of the brand but arranged in square format and, what should increase the photos obtained with it: the support of a double NPU capable , for example, of recognizing 4,500 images per minute and capturing sharp movements without blurring.
As for its more technical aspect, we are facing a new collaboration of Leica with Huawei to give life to 3 cameras in charge of different jobs. The first sensor is a wide angle that reaches 12 MP and has an aperture of f / 1.8 The second of the cameras would be 16 MP, with an aperture of f / 2.2 and would make the functions of a super wide-angle. Finally, the third sensor would have a resolution of 8 MP with aperture f / 2.4 and would contain a telephoto lens capable of offering an optical zoom of 3 magnifications (x5 hybrid).
As regards the front camera of the Huawei Mate 20 , we have a 24 MP sensor with f / 2.0 aperture that has also been improved with new Artificial Intelligence tools to achieve better quality selfies.
The phone retains the 3.5mm jack connector that the other range stops launched this year lack, and is completed with a USB Type C port, speakers hidden in the body of the smartphone, NFC connectivity and FM radio.
The power without control is useless and both the cameras of the device, as its dual NPU integrated into the CPU, are enhanced by , the customization layer based on Android 9 Pie that looks this Huawei Mate 20 . We speak of an operating system 13% faster than the previous version in general terms and 10% fewer options when it comes to adjusting the device, making the whole process much easier and, above all, intuitive. To all this we must add new security options, the addition of gestures to handle the smartphone with one hand comfortably or the presence of a much more intelligent camera app.
Price and date of purchase
As usual in these presentations, we are still waiting to confirm both the price and the availability of the smartphone, which will hit the stores next to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Huawei Watch GT . The smartphone can be purchased in blue, black, pink gold, emerald green and gradient or twilight, as it happened with the range of the signature tops released at the beginning of the year.