In terms of what's powering both devices is a Kirin 980 processor coupled with either 4 or 6GB of RAM on the Mate 20 and 6GB on the Mate 20 Pro. The Mate 20 Pro has a nano-memory card slot like the Mate 20, making them both the first phones to support the new memory card size. It also retains the back-mounted fingerprint scanner, lacking the advanced front camera in its more expensive sibling. The Pro in particular houses three - 40MP for wide angle, telephoto and a new 20MP ultra wide angle lens, which, complemented by those AI technologies now with 150 scenes recognised, promise to deliver a near-enough professional standard experience for all scenarios. The Mate 20 packs a 4,000 mAh battery while the Mate 20 Pro has a 4,200 mAh battery. The phone is said to have a 3.5mm audio jack at the top, and a glass back cover.
The Mate 20 RS lives up to its race auto aesthetics with high performance parts.
The Chinese phone maker managed to surpass Apple to take the No. 2 spot in the second quarter, industry data shows, despite facing an effective ban in the USA market over whispered national security concerns. Users can also unlock the phone using its facial recognition feature (Face Unlock).
But the star of the show is really the Kirin 980 chip set, with dual-NPUs inside that Huawei says can process images and analyse scenes in real time faster than any phone.
Another new AI-powered camera feature is HiVision, which allows for real-time object recognition of important landmarks across 15 countries and cities like London and Paris by aiming the camera at the landmark.
According to reports, the Huawei Mate 20 will be available at Euro 799 (around Rs 68,300), while the Mate 20 Pro is expected to be sold at Euro 1,080 (around Rs 92,300) in the European markets. Well, mostly. Where the Pro model features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the Porsche Design variant bumps that up to 8GB and either 256GB or a whopping 512GB of storage.
Along with the launch of the two devices, Huawei is expected to announce the price and sale details for the phones. The smartphone flaunts a huge 7.2-inch AMOLED display with support for HDR10 for a more immersive visual experience. Alternatively, we'll be bringing you the local pricing and availability in a separate article. The Sports version costs $199 euros (S$316) while the Classic model costs $249 euros (S$396).