Recursion in action.
At an event in London, Huawei introduced the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones. The “older” version features more powerful cameras, an analogue of Face ID, a fingerprint sensor built into the screen and the ability to wirelessly charge other devices.
Three Leica cameras are built into the Mate 20 Pro: the main one at 40 megapixel, the wide-angle one at 20 megapixel and the telephoto end of eight megapixels, providing a threefold zoom. In the “bangs” Mate 20 Pro is the projector points for face recognition by analogy with the Face ID. The smartphone is equipped with a 6.39-inch QHD + screen with a resolution of 3120 by 1440 pixels and a fingerprint scanner in the display.
In addition, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro received a new Kirin 980 processor, developed by Huawei. The company promises that it will provide an increase in productivity by 20%, and energy efficiency – by 40%.
The processor also embedded two chips “neural processing”. Huawei claims that thanks to them, the smartphone will be able to use the new capabilities of the camera based on AI. Among them, the prediction of autofocus, as well as the selective color mode, in which the device can discolor the entire image, except for people in real time.
Mate 20 Pro is equipped with a 4200 mAh battery, 6 gigabytes of RAM, 128 gigabytes of internal memory and a slot for microSD cards. Accelerated charging from a 40 watt power adapter is also provided – this is twice as fast as regular “fast” charging on Android smartphones. The smartphone is protected from moisture and dust by the standard IP68 – like the iPhone XS.
Mate 20 Pro can wirelessly charge other devices. The company called this “reverse wireless charging.” It is enough to turn on the special mode and lean the other device against the back cover. However, the editor of The Verge, who tested the smartphone, noted that the function can hardly be called practical – the charge will be transferred too slowly.
Unlike the “younger” version, the Mate 20 Pro does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. However, in the usual Mate 20, the battery is smaller, worse than the camera, there is no fingerprint sensor under the display and there is no equivalent to the FaceID system.
Both smartphones have a back panel of what the company calls the Hyper Optical Pattern. It helps the smartphone to better lie in your hand and less dirty during use. As noted in Gizmodo, with Mate 20 Pro, Huawei took the opposite position with respect to Google, which focused on software development, and not on hardware.
The exact date of release of new smartphones Huawei is unknown, the company promised that they will be available “later in 2018”. Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will be sold at a price of 800 euros (60 thousand rubles) for the “junior” version and from 1050 euros (80 thousand rubles) for the “senior”. Smartphones will be available in several colors, including midnight blue, emerald green, black, and rose gold.