Huawei launches new flagship phones in bid to keep No. 2 spot

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The Pro model, which comes with a huge array of innovative features like in-screen fingerprint scanning, will set you back 1,049 euros for the 128GB model with 6GB of RAM.

The water and dustproofing were upgraded to IP68, at par with the iPhone XS line and the Galaxy Note 9. The Mate 20 has a teardrop notch while the Mate 20 Pro has a regular rectangular notch that is much slicker and pushed more to the top than other smartphones (Huawei mentioned iPhone XS). The phone has 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The Mate 20 series launched on October 16, 2018, and pre-orders began on the same day for the Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

However, unlike its predecessor, the Mate 20 Pro placed its modules in the centre of its rear glass panel.

The Mate 20 Pro has a 6.4-inch curved OLED screen with 3120 x 1440 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 86.90% screen-to-body ratio.

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The Leica-backed triple-rear camera setup on the Mate 20 includes a 16-megapixel sensor with ultra wide-angle lens (f/2.2), a 12-megapixel sensor with wide-angle lens (f/2.4) and an 8-megapixel sensor with telephoto lens (f/2.4) for 2X zoom and portrait mode. There's a 40MP Ultra-wide-angle Lecia Triple Camera in the same configuration as the Pro, complete with a big fat LED flash, too. So the hybrid SIM card tray can accommodate either a nanoSIM card or a Nano Memory Card apart from the primary NanoSIM. Sold separately is a 40W charger which can charge a percent of the battery every 30 seconds!

Besides the phones, it's tipped that Huawei will announce a new MateBook laptop, a new smartwatch and some wireless headphones akin to the Apple EarPods. The watch runs Huawei's own LiteOS operating system and features a 1.39-inch Amoled display. To add salt to the wound, Huawei specifically mentioned that it can charge an iPhone as well. This massive device also rolls with a new Huawei M-Pen.

Price-wise, the standard Huawei Mate 20 variant is listed at European Union 799 (about RM 3841) for the 4GB/128GB model and European Union 849 (~RM 4082) for 6GB/128GB version.

Let's check out the pricing details and specifications of the Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and Huawei Mate 20 X. Under the hood, you'll find the Kirin 980 processor with a vapor chamber and graphene film plus a 5,000 mAh battery that's rated to last up to 23 hours for video playback or 6.67 hours of gaming. The smartphone is said to offer 6GB/8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.

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