The Mate line for Huawei is special. It is in it that the Chinese manufacturer demonstrates its most advanced developments, which are then gradually being introduced into other devices. Not surprisingly, the presentation of each new Mate model receives so much attention. This time, to look at what Huawei is going to surprise consumers with, almost a thousand journalists from all over the world gathered in London.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
The most amazing thing about the Mate 20 Pro is the photo capabilities. The company has long focused on the ability of smartphones to take photos and videos. And together with Leica, it was decided to install three main cameras: a 40-megapixel camera with f / 1.8 aperture, a 20-megapixel telephoto with f / 2.4 aperture and an 8-megapixel wide-angle.
Provide a decent shooting in the dark designed a separate function, combining four pixels into one. Moreover, the Mate 20 Pro has 3x optical zoom (and 5x hybrid), and underwater photography is also implemented. Macro shooting is possible from a distance of only 2.5 centimeters from the subject. Moreover, the 24-megapixel front-facing camera, thanks to a vertical laser emitter, is able to accurately and quickly recognize the face of the user, much like the new iPhones do. Using the camera, you can also determine the caloric content of a meal.
Another interesting thing is Huawei’s own memory card format. MicroSD goes down in history, and instead comes NanoSD. In fact, this is a regular memory card, but with the same size as the nano-SIM. This means that both slots on the phone are now exactly the same.
Fast charging allows you to nourish the battery capacity of 4200 mAh at 70% per half hour. There is also support for wireless charging, and, according to the company, the energy replenishment rate is 440% higher than that of the iPhone XS Max . Yes, and the Mate 20 Pro will be able to perform the role of such a charge: put another device on it – and it charges. The glass case is protected from dust and moisture. Fingerprint scanner engineers have embedded under the glass display.
The rest of the technical characteristics of the new items are 6.4-inch AMOLED-screen with a resolution of 1440 × 3120 pixels, a Kirin 980 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. The price of the issue is 1049 euros.
Huawei Mate 20 RS
As expected, Huawei showed a premium version of the smartphone – Mate 20 RS. The model design was developed in conjunction with the Porsche Bureau. In the decoration is applied not only glass, but also leather of red or black color.
The hardware stuffing is almost the same as in the Mate 20 Pro, except that the RAM is 8 GB, and not 6 GB. The version with a 256 GB drive in Europe will cost 1,695 euros, with 512 GB – 2,095 euros.
Huawei mate 20
The younger version of the “proshki” differs more modest technical characteristics, although the difference is not so big. The design is almost the same, except for the classic fingerprint sensor on the rear panel and a drop-like cut-out at the top of the display. The diagonal of the IPS screen is 0.1 inches larger, but the resolution is smaller and amounts to 2244 × 1080 pixels. In addition, in this model there are no rounded ends, the matrix is traditional, “flat”.
There are three cameras, but the sensors are different. In contrast to the 40 + 20 + 8 Mp circuit, the 16 + 12 + 8 Mp layout is used, with the optical stabilization preserved. The battery capacity is slightly smaller and is 4000 mAh. The rest of the Mate 20 is not different from the older brother.
In Europe, you can buy a smartphone from today for 849 euros. At 50 euros cheaper version with 4 GB of RAM instead of 6 GB.
Huawei Mate 20 X
This model is positioned as a game. Mate 20 X is a kind of hybrid that incorporates something from Mate 20 Pro, something from Mate 20, but with its own twist.
So, the device is equipped with a 7.2-inch OLED-display with a resolution of Full HD +. The screen supports the work with a complete stylus that recognizes more than four thousand levels of depression. In addition, there is a battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh, just designed for serious gaming loads.
Mate 20 X is equipped with the same block of cameras as its older “colleague”. In Europe, the model can be bought for almost 900 euros.
Watch GT Watch and Band 3 Pro Bracelet
The company did not limit itself to smartphones and introduced Watch GT smart watches with many advanced features for lovers of an active lifestyle.
The device received a 1.39-inch OLED-display with a resolution of 454 × 454 pixels. The new energy-efficient processor, according to the developer, allows the watch to work without recharging for two weeks in the daily mode of a smart assistant. Huawei didn’t forget to compare the model with the latest generation Apple Watch, which doesn’t stand even a day.
The novelty is able to track the pulse in real time, and athletes will certainly appreciate the presence of atmospheric pressure sensors, a compass, a barometer and GPS. The case is protected from moisture. Buying watches for a simple European guy will cost 249 euros, if we talk about the classic version. Modification Sport with a rubber strap costs 199 euros.
Band 3 Pro Fitness Bracelet is equipped with a 0.95-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 120 × 240 pixels. There is a touchscreen, GPS, recognition of different types of workouts and autonomy for about 20 days. Price in Europe – 99 euros.
Note that in Belarus from all four models of smartphones will be sold exactly Mate 20 Pro. Soon we will prepare a detailed review of the device, but for now we can share first impressions. A live device looks much more interesting than on any photos or in commercials. The device is surprisingly thin (thinner than it seems), the block with the camera does not look too bulky, and the colors are pretty.
The front panel design brings back memories of the Galaxy lineup. The point, of course, is in the rounded ends. True, the radius of rounding in the case of the Mate 20 Pro is not so big. It turned out a compromise between the classic flat glass and curved.
The Mate 20 smartphone is tactilely more slippery, but its bulky dimensions are not felt in the hand. The display with a “drop” looks interesting, but in fact we have the same “mono-brow”. But the model Mate 20 RS for us has remained a mystery. Subjectively, all these leather inserts give lurid Asiatic. In this case, in front of us is a copy of the “proshki”. What kind of money? Is that for the memory.