Chinese smartphone maker and electronics giant, Huawei is all set to launch its latest flagship smartphones in the market as part of its Mate 20 Series. The company will unveil its latest device lineup at a launch event for ExCeL Centre in London. The company is expected the launch three devices including the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and the Mate 20X. These devices are likely to be the upgraded versions of the Mate 10 line-up launched last year. The Mate 20 series will be powered by its in-house HiSilicon Kirin 980.
The company has not revealed any details about the upcoming devices but a number of leaks before the launch have given us a fair idea about what to expect from the company. The Huawei P20 Pro is likely to come with a triple-camera setup on the back of the device. Smartphones are not the only things that the company is expected to launch at the event as it is likely that it may also launch a pair of wireless earphones to compete with the AirPods by Apple.
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Huawei Mate 20, and Mate 20 Pro will go on sale starting October 16, Mate 20 X will go on sale starting October 26 and the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS will go on sale starting November 16.
Huawei Mate 20
4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage: €799 (Rs 67,844)
6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage: €849 (Rs 72,090)
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage: €1,049 (Rs 89,072)
Huawei Mate 20 X
6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage: €899 (Rs 76,335)
Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS
4GB RAM + 128GB internal storage: €1,695 (Rs 1,43,926)
6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage: €2,095 (Rs 1,77,890)
Huawei Watch GT
Sport: €199 (Rs 16,897)
Classic: €249 (Rs 21,143)
Huawei Band 3 Pro: €99 (Rs 8,406)
All these are converted prices, Huawei has not announced the official prices for the Indian market or what products it plans to bring to the market.
It comes with real-time heart-rate monitoring.
Huawei Watch GT boasts 2 weeks of battery backup with the help of its dual-core architecture.
Huawei has just launched its Watch GT that will go with the flagship Mate 20 series.
Huawei is also launching a gaming pad to go with its Mate 20 X.
The Mate 20 X is aiming to take on the Galaxy Note 9 and other gaming smartphones in the market. The device comes with Kirin 980 and a vapour chamber to cool the device during extended gaming sessions.
Huawei is also launching its Huawei Mate 20 X with 7.2-inch display.
Porsche Design CEO, Jan Becker is on stage to launch the Huawei Mate 20 RS.
Yu is back and stage to conclude the details about Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro.
Bob is sharing details of the partnership of both the companies.
Huawei has teamed up with Google and VP of marketing for Google, Bob Borchers.
He is showcasing a number of AI-related features on the Mate 20 series.
Yu is showcasing the screen gestures to navigate the software of the device for a more immersive experience.
The company is showcasing the number of changes that will make their way to customers with EMUI 9.
Huawei Mate 20 series will come with Android 9 Pie-based EMUI 9 out of the box.
One can scan any object and then even animate them to bring them to life.
Huawei has added 3D-object scanning to the Mate 20 Pro.
The Mate 20 Pro comes with 3D face unlock with the help of a 24-megapixel camera, dot projector, and flood illuminator.
The company has also revealed an underwater case for its Mate 20 series so that users can capture images underwater below the 1-meter mark (up to 5 meters).
Yu is showing off photo samples from its Mate 20 series.
Mate 20 Pro supports up to ISO 1,02,400 with the help of its large sensor.
Huawei has just launched “Revolutionary Matrix technology” for its triple camera setup on the back of the device for the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro.
Huawei Mate 20 Po also supports Wireless Reverse charging.
Mate 20 Pro will also come with 15W fast wireless charging.
The company has just launched its 40W Huawei Super Charging with the Mate 20 series.
The Mate 20 will come with 4,000mAh and Mate 20 Pro will come with 4,200 mAh battery.
Yu also introduced 5 colors for the Mate 20 Pro.
The Mate 20 Pro will come with Kirin 980.
The company has hidden the speaker inside the Type-C port. so that the audio is pushed out of the port without the need to speaker grills. The devices will come with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
This means that the card slots can use either the NM storage card or the nano-SIM card.
Huawei has introduced NM (Nano-Memory) card instead for the micro-SD card. The NM comes in the same footprint as that of a nano-SIM card.
Mate 20 Pro will come with an in-screen fingerprint scanner that works with the pressure.
The back of both the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro comes with a curved back for comfortable grip.
Mate 20 series will come with that infamous notch on the display. The Mate 20 will come with teardrop notch while the Mate 20 Pro will come with the regular notch.
Yu is talking about the display of the Mate 20 series, the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro.
Richard Yu, the CEO for Huawei Consumer Business Group has taken the stage and he is talking about the Mate series.
It looks like the event has started off with a music performance.
The Mate 20 series is expected to be powered by Kirin 980 SoC.
The event is scheduled to start in about 12 minutes.
Huawei is expected to launch its Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20X at the event.
The company is expected to launch a number of smartphones along with a smartwatch, pair of wireless earphones, and likely a stylus.
The event is scheduled to kick-start at 6:30 PM and we will be bringing all the updates directly from the show floor.
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- Published Date: October 16, 2018 5:43 PM IST
- Updated Date: October 16, 2018 8:30 PM IST