Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS Official

Huawei Mate 20

Huawei announced its latest flagships in the "Mate" series, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, at an event held in London on Tuesday. At the event, the firm also launched the PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS with a customize design.

The Mate 20 features a 6.53-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD+ resolution, while the Pro model has a 6.39-inch HDR OLED screen boasting a QHD+ resolution. These are powered by Huawei newest HiSilicon Kirin 980 7nm chipset with a dedicated dual NPU. RAM and storage options go up to 6GB and 256GB for the Mate 20; while the Mate 20 Pro comes with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage.

The phones are provided with external storage expansion slots, but these does not use the regular MicroSD card. The firm introduced a new NM (Nano Memory) card storage for the device, claimed to be 25% smaller than the standard MicroSD card. With the memory card the phones can be further expanded up to 256GB. However, there is no details regarding its features, pricing and availability at the moment. The NM card shared the same slot with the secondary SIM card slot.

The Mate 20s inherited the triple camera setup from the P20 Pro, the placement and configurations are however different. The triple rear cameras are arranged in grid layout and they use what Huawei called "Matrix camera system". The Mate 20 camera features a standard 12MP f/1.8 sensor, a secondary 16MP f/2.2 wide-angle sensor, while the third uses an 8MP telephoto sensor with an f/2.4 aperture.

The Mate 20 Pro on the other hand sports a standard 40MP f/1.8 sensor, a secondary 20MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle sensor, and an 8MP telephoto sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The cameras comes with various AI enhancements including AI Spotlight Reel, AI Portrait Color video mode, and AI Live model. The phones are equipped with 24MP front cameras. The Mate 20 Pro has a 3D Depth Sensing camera that supports 3D Face Unlock in addition to its in-display fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication, while the Mate 20 fingerprint sensor is located at the back.

The Mate 20 has a 3.5mm audio jack but lacked stereo speakers and waterproofing. The Mate 20 Pro lacked a 3.5mm audio jack but have stereo speakers and IP68 waterproof rating. The former is fuelled by a 4000mAh battery with 22.5W SuperCharge fast charging, while the later packed a 4200mAh battery with supports for Huawei's new 40W SuperCharge fast charging that can charge the phone from 0% to 70% in just 30 minutes. The Mate 20 Pro also supports 15W fast wireless charging and Wireless Reverse Charging, which the Mate 20 lacked.

Porsche Design Mate 20 RS

The PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS has identical specifications as the Mate 20 Pro, but it comes with a handcrafted custom racing stripe motifs with all-natural leather back. It has up to 512GB of internal storage as well.

Huawei Mate 20 Specifications

  • 6.53-inch IPS LCD display with FHD+ (2244x1080) resolution, 18.7:9 aspect ratio, DCI-P3
  • 64-bit 2.6GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor, Mali-G76 MP10 GPU, dual NPU
  • 4GB / 6GB RAM
  • 128GB built-in storage (expandable up to 256GB via NM card)
  • 12MP (f/1.8 aperture / wide-angle lens) + 16MP (f/2.2 aperture / ultra wide-angle lens) + 8MP (f/2.4 aperture / telephoto) triple rear camera, Leica lenses, LAF, CAF, PDAF, AIS (Huawei AI Image Stabilization)
  • 24-megapixel front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture; face unlock
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9.0
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear mounted)
  • Hybrid dual SIM
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac (dual band), Bluetooth 5 LE (aptX / aptX HD / LDAC), Dual 4G VoLTE, 3G, 2G, GPS/A-GPS (GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo), NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 1), 3.5mm audio jack
  • Battery: 4000mAh, 22.5W SuperCharge fast charging
  • Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3mm
  • Weight: 188 grams
  • Color(s): Black, Emerald Green, Twilight, Midnight Blue

Mate 20 Pro

Huawei Mate 20 Pro / PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS Specifications

  • 6.39-inch OLED HDR display with QHD+ (3120x1440) resolution, DCI-P3, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 538PPI
  • 64-bit 2.6GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor, Mali-G76 MP10 GPU, dual NPU
  • 6GB / 8GB RAM
  • 128GB / 256GB / 512GB (PORSCHE DESIGN) built-in storage (expandable up to 256GB via NM card)
  • 40MP (f/1.8 aperture / wide-angle lens) + 20MP (f/2.2 aperture / ultra wide-angle lens) + 8MP (f/2.4 aperture / telephoto) triple rear camera, Leica lenses, LAF, CAF, PDAF, AIS (Huawei AI Image Stabilization)
  • 24-megapixel front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture; 3D Depth Sensing camera for 3D face unlock
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9.0
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • Hybrid dual SIM
  • Dual stereo speakers
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac (dual band), Bluetooth 5 LE (aptX / aptX HD / LDAC), Dual 4G VoLTE, 3G, 2G, GPS/A-GPS (GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo), NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 1)
  • Battery: 4000mAh, 40W SuperCharge fast charging, 15W wireless charging
  • Dimensions: 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6mm
  • Weight: 189 grams
  • Color(s): Black, Emerald Green, Twilight, Midnight Blue; PORSCHE DESIGN - Red and Black


Pricing


  • Mate 20 with 4GB RAM + 64GB storage -> €799 ($925)
  • Mate 20 with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage -> €849 ($983)
  • Mate 20 Pro with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage -> €1049 ($1215)
  • PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS with 8GB RAM + 256GB storage -> €1695 ($1959)
  • PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS with 8GB RAM + 512GB storage -> €2095 ($2422)


The Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will be available in the U.K, France, Italy, and UAE from October 16th. The PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 Rs will arrive on November 16th at select markets.
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