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Huawei lays the groundwork for its upcoming flagship by patenting the Mate 20 name

The move to name its next Mate series smartphone Mate 20 is in line with how Huawei prefers to name its devices as evident with the P series.

  • Published: July 11, 2018 9:27 AM IST
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Huawei has just patented the name “Mate 20” at EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) that is responsible for managing all the registered trademarks of a company in the European Union. This hints at the company establishing the groundwork for its upcoming flagship, the Huawei Mate 20 to the market.

We could have thought that Huawei was probably being paranoid and/or future-proof, and may name its next device the Mate 11. But according to Dutch website Mobielkopen, the company has registered all the way till Mate 90 with the EUIPO. This move confirms that the company is planning to follow the multiple of 10s when it comes to the naming of its Mate series.

The move to name its next Mate series smartphone Mate 20 is in line with how Huawei prefers to name its devices as evident with the P series and the P20 flagship smartphone that the company launched during MWC 2018. According to the report, the company is expected to launch the Mate 20 around October this year. As previously reported, it is likely that the company will pack its latest SoC in the market, the upcoming Kirin 980 in the Mate 20. Though the company has not made the SoC official at the time of writing.

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The company is planning to make the unannounced Kirin 980 using 7-nm fabrication process in an attempt to catch up Qualcomm when it comes to the performance of its Kirin SoC lineup in comparison to the Snapdragon 800 series.

According to the report, the company is expected to launch a 6GB and 8GB RAM variant of the Mate 20 along with Lite and Pro versions. Huawei has not issued any statement about the report at the time of writing.

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  • Published Date: July 11, 2018 9:27 AM IST