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Huawei Mate 20 Pro to launch in India soon; Amazon India teaser reveals

Sadly, there is no word on the launch date yet.

  • Published: October 18, 2018 2:00 PM IST
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Earlier this week, Huawei unveiled four new flagship smartphones at an event in London. These smartphones include the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X and Porsche Design Mate 20 RS. While the company did not reveal if all of these smartphones will make their way to the Indian shores, a teaser on Amazon India page reveals that the Mate 20 Pro will be launched in India soon. Sadly, there is no word on the launch date. The teaser page, however, lets you click on the “Notify Me” option, so you can be updated with the launch date, pricing and sale date when it is announced.

Some highlights of the smartphone include a triple rear camera setup, an edge-to-edge display with a notch that houses the front camera with 3D depth-sensing capabilities, and more. The smartphone also includes fast charging at 40W, fast wireless charging at 15W, and reverse wireless charging where the phone acts like a power bank to wirelessly charge other smartphones that support wireless charging.

Watch: Huawei P20 Pro Review

Huawei Mate 20 Pro specifications and features

The Mate 20 Pro comes with a 6.39-inch OLED panel that runs at a 2K+ resolution – 3120×1440 pixels, 538ppi, and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.  At the heat of the Mate 20 Pro runs Huawei’s homebrewed HiSilicon 980 SoC built on 7nm fabrication, and has an octa-core CPU. This makes Mate 20 Pro the first Android smartphone to be powered by a 7nm chipset. It also comes with a dedicated NPU for handling AI enabled tasks.

The CPU configuration includes two Cortex A76 cores clocked at 2.6GHz, two Cortex A76 cores clocked at 1.92GHz, and four Cortex A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The chipset is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage option. Huawei has also added an expandable storage option which allows you to use a proprietary nano memory card for expandable storage.

The highlight of Mate 20 is the triple rear cameras out of which one is a 40-megapixel primary sensor of f/1.8 aperture. The second is a 20-megapixel sensor of f/2.2 aperture with an ultra-wide angle lens. Lastly, the sensor has 8-megapixel resolution with f/2.4 aperture, and it comes with a telephoto lens for portrait mode and optical zoom.

To keep things ticking, the Mate 20 Pro comes with a 4,200mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging feature. Connectivity options include dual SIM card slots with 4.5G VoLTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS and Bluetooth. You also get a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. The smartphone is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. On the software front, it runs Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9 skin on top.

The Mate 20 Pro is priced at €1,049 (Rs 89,100 approximately), but it remains to be seen how aggressive Huawei can go with the pricing in India.

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  • Published Date: October 18, 2018 2:00 PM IST