Huawei presented on October 16th its much and long anticipated premium Mate 20 series. Although we talked about the series and the London event recently, we can now see the verdict of the Chinese tech giant’s revelation and how everything adds up in terms of specs, design and availability.
Being the flagship smartphone series of the company, the Mate 20 series is at the verge of innovation. Designed with the utmost advanced processor powering technology in the industry, these top smartphones raise the bar and set new records and norms even in the way that we categorize phones. Specifically, there is already a small part of experts and engineers in the field that have started talking about ‘intelligent phones’.
Our latest generation of interest comes equipped with the Kirin 980 CPU, which is touted as the most innovative processor ever designed for a smartphone; that goes both for performance and transistor density. Built with the 7nm architecture, this chipset integrates 8 powerful cores based not only on the Cortex-A76 but also on the Mali-G76 GPU. For the record, the 980 is 75% more powerful than its predecessor, the 970, while the artificial intelligence unit has grown by a whooping 226%.
The new 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge, the 15W HUAWEI Wireless QuickCharge and the batteries with big capacity are all factors that ensure maximum autonomy and unprecedented fast charging experiences.
The camera has been put according to the MCS (Matrix Camera System) and includes a 16mm ultra-wide-angle lens manufactured by Leica. It allows users to shoot not only wide shots but also take advantage of the macro mode that captures objects that are a breath away from the lens. In addition, thanks to the MCS, there’s a smart four-point design that makes the handset stand out. The Hyper Optical technology on the back glass side uses ambient light and shadow to create visual effects that capture all looks without getting extravagant.
Concerning the software, Huawei’s latest series will work with the EMUI 9.0, a smart user environment inspired by Android P, in which the core concept is that user will be able to enjoy and perform tasks with simple, minimal and natural swipes, taps and gestures. Although such a concept is not innovative – we’ve seen similar approaches in premium brands and their own User Interfaces, such as Apple and Samsung – it’s definitely good to see an outsider tackle the same issues that only top tier players have thought of so far. The best part is the self-learning algorithm that allows the system to distribute its sources and maintain high level performance and user experience even after extensive use.
Last but not least, we saw Huawei’s ecosystem grow and evolve with Huawei Share 3.0, a technology that promises revolutionary improvements in the way we connect devices, allowing users to transfer files between smartphones and computers.
As far as availability goes, the release date is ‘soon’ according to the company. Prices will vary from about $926 for the Mate 20, to nearly $1,800 for the Mate RS.
Richard Yu, Huawei’s head of Consumer Business Group mentioned during the Excel London: “Smartphones are an important entrance to the digital world. The Huawei Mate 20 series is designed to be the best Mate for consumers, accompanying and empowering them to enjoy a richer more