Huawei has confirmed that it’ll be launching the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones on October 16 at an event in London. As the launch draws nearer, rumors surrounding the two devices are also getting more frequent.
In the latest of such leaks, an unknown person was recently photographed holding a Huawei Mate 20 Pro in their hands. The photos (shared by GSMArena) reveal some of the key features of the soon-to-be-launched smartphone, despite it being in a protective case.
The photos reveal the unique tri-camera setup at the back of smartphone, arranged in the form of a 2×2 matrix, with the LED flash making up the fourth element of the matrix. A circular fingerprint sensor is also visible below the camera and flash assembly. This is in line with the recently-leaked renders of the Mate 20 Pro (and Mate 20).
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Huawei’s upcoming Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are both expected to be powered by the company’s latest HiSilicon 980 SoC, which was recently announced at the IFA 2018 consumer electronics show in Berlin. Successor to last year’s Kirin 970 SoC, the new chipset brings big improvements to performance and efficiency. One of the key highlights of the new chipset is that it is the first SoC to be made on 7nm fabrication process.
Built around ARM’s Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 CPU and Mali-G76 GPU, it is the first chipset with a Cat.21 modem to support upload speeds of up to 1.4Gbps. It is also the first SoC to support LPDDR4X RAM with speed of 2,133MHz. The Kirin 980 SoC packs in 6.9 billion transistors in a tiny form factor, that is smaller than a thumbnail.