Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei unveiled its latest smartphones the Mate 20 Series, which include the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS, and Mate 20 X, on Oct. 16 in London. While the former two are Huawei’s flagship devices as expected, the Mate 20 RS is a high-end Porsche Design product and Mate 20 X is designed for a niche market of gamers.
Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are Huawei’s 2018 updates to last year’s 5.9-inch Mate 10 and 6.0-inch Mate 10 Pro smartphones, packed with Huawei’s latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset and the largest batteries you can find in a smartphone, 4000 mAh in Mate 20 and 4200 mAh in Mate 20 Pro.
The large batteries are said to be more than enough to charge through a full day. But more importantly, the Mate 20 Pro can wirelessly charge another device, even its rivals iPhones, Samsung Galaxies and any other wireless-charging capable devices.
Moreover, the camera array on both phones is upgraded to a three-Leica-camera set, adding a third 20MP ultra wide angle lens to the 40 MP main camera and 8MP 3X zoom lens. The AI system, which was introduced last year with Mate 10 series, can now detect over 500 scenes in 19 categories.
In addition to Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS is another product of collaboration between Huawei and Porsche Design, aiming at the high-end market with its leather-clad design and doubled price.
The Mate 20 X, labeled as a gaming device, features a 7.2-inch screen and its own cooling system. Thanks to its huge size, it’s packed with some powerful hardware, such as 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage and an octa-core Kirin 980 processor, the same specs as its other Mate 20 siblings, but with an even larger battery of 5000 mAh and an addition of a cooling system that utilizes a combination of graphene film and vapor chambers to keep the device cool.
The prices revealed at the launching event are in euro terms, specifically, €799 and €849 for 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM versions of Mate 20, €1049 for Mate 20 Pro, €1,695 and €2,095 for Mate RS’s 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM configuration, and €899 fro Mate 20 X.
Huawei also launched Watch GT, a fitness band that’s designed as a watch and priced at €199 for the Sports version and €249 for the classic model.