The Brilliance of The Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei’s latest smartphone release has proved itself to be truly brilliant. The new device has been largely appraised to be among the best phones of 2018. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with 3D face unlock and an in-screen fingerprint sensor. The device is also equipped with a triple camera.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro back camera view

This is the first time Huawei has successfully been a able to give Samsung and Apple a run for their money. The device is able to match the iPhone XS Max and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The device is very similar to both products in design as well as features. With a beautiful 6.39 display and a 189g weight, the phone has a light and smooth feel to it. The device uses a Li-Po 4200 mAh battery and a Kirin 980 processor which is very good for gaming. The phone uses a 3D IR face scanning system similar to the iPhone XS and an optical fingerprint sensor. Overall the device is top notch.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Mate 20 Pro Features

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2018, October
StatusAvailable. Released 2018, November
BODYDimensions157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm (6.21 x 2.85 x 0.34 in)
Weight189 g (6.67 oz)
BuildFront/back glass & aluminum frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)
DISPLAYTypeAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~87.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~538 ppi density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
– DCI-P3
– HDR10
– EMUI 9.0
PLATFORMOSAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G76 MP10
MEMORYCard slotNM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses SIM 2)
Internal256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERATriple40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″, PDAF/Laser AF
20 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.7″, PDAF/Laser AF
8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), 1/4″, 5x optical zoom, OIS, PDAF/Laser AF
FeaturesLeica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@960fps
SELFIE CAMERASingle24 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
FeaturesHDR
Video1080p@30fps
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackNo
– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPSYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFCYes
Infrared portYes
RadioNo
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURESSensorsFace ID, fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
– Fast battery charging 40W (70% in 30 min)
– Qi wireless fast charging 15W
– Reverse wireless charging
– DivX/XviD/MP4/H.265/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4200 mAh battery
MISCColorsEmerald Green, Midnight Blue, Twilight, Pink Gold, Black

Bola Johnson

Bola is a freelance writer, he is fascinated about mobile technology and its increasing impact on Nigerians and the World in general.

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