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Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaked benchmark scores hint at a powerhouse

Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will be launched next week on October 16 at an event in London.

  • Published: October 8, 2018 12:54 PM IST
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We are about a week away from the launch of Huawei’s latest Mate 20 series, and there is no stopping the various leaks. The Mate 20 Pro has now been spotted on a benchmarking website, and unsurprisingly, the numbers hint at a powerhouse of a device.

The Mate 20 Pro will be powered by Huawei’s next-generation Kirin 980 SoC built on a 7nm process. There’s quite a bit of buzz around the chipset, which is believed to be more powerful than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. The latest benchmarking scores now prove as much.

The Mate 20 Pro was spotted on AnTuTu, and it has managed to score a total of 313,561 across various tests. With most flagship Android devices scoring close to the 290,000 mark, it just shows that the new Kirin 980 SoC is more powerful than the Snapdragon 845 chipset.

To put these scores into perspective, Apple’s latest iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max have scored over 370,000 on AnTuTu. These new iPhones are powered by Apple’s new A12 Bionic chipset, which too has been manufactured on the 7nm process.

It is likely that the Mate 20 Pro benchmarked here could be a production unit, and the final device could score higher (and closer) to the new iPhones. We will no doubt have a clearer picture next week, but it is quite clear that both the upcoming Mate smartphones will be a powerhouse.

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Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro rumored specifications, features

The upcoming smartphones are likely to feature a 6.3-inch bezel-less AMOLED display with a notch at the top. The Pro variant is likely to feature an advanced Face ID-like security feature with the sensors hidden in the notch.

The highlight will no doubt be the camera setup. Huawei will continue to use a triple-camera setup, but they will be arranged in a square shape. Huawei is promising improved low light photography, and various camera modes including an underwater mode.

There will be multiple variants to choose from featuring 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB/256GB/512GB storage options. The smartphones will be backed by 4,000mAh and 4,200mAh batteries respectively with support for what the company is calling ‘SuperCharge 2.0’. This next-gen fast charging technology will be able to top-up the battery up to 70 percent in only 30 minutes. Both devices will also support up to 15W wireless charging.

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  • Published Date: October 8, 2018 12:54 PM IST