Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS: First impressions

Laverne Mann
October 20, 2018

Huawei is also targeting Samsung's Note flagships with the introduction of the M-Pen.

Before the launch of these devices, there have been lots of leaks, especially over the past few weeks. Also, the Mate 20 is expected to bear a starting price tag of Euro 750 (roughly Rs. 63,700), while the Mate 20 Pro might start at Euro 850 (about Rs. 72,200).

Moreover the hardware is powered by Huawei's new Kirin 980 processor that is built using a 7nanometre process the Chinese firm claims will deliver blisteringly quick performance. The smartphones from this series come with a square-shaped camera setup. Now there's an ultra-wide angle lens. The cameras also include LED flashlights and Super HDR mode. It offers connectivity options of Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C. They've included a crowd-pleasing camera upgrade, a record-breaking display, but in line with this and their slick, modern look, with a chassis in five colours that is waterproof, dust-proof, and anti-slip, they also made good on their promise to amp up the power. It has an IP53 rating. There's no word yet on Huawei Mate 20 or Mate 20 Pro price in India and release date.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro carries practically similar specs than the Mate 20. It's also rated to IP68 water and dust resistant. This device is more powerful then P20 and P20 Pro. This makes it the cheaper way to get the 40MP quad Bayer sensor, plus the 3x optical zoom of the 8MP telephoto camera and the 20MP ultra-wide angle camera. The Mate 20 Pro is the slightly smaller of the two, but with premium features like an OLED screen and iridescent glass back. The front notch on the smartphone consists of an IR dot projector and 3D depth sensing to identify over 30,000 points on your face before unlocking the phone.

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The Mate 20 RS lives up to its race auto aesthetics with high performance parts. Additionally, the smartphone also supports 15W wireless charging (again, the fastest phone to charge wirelessly). It runs on Android 9.0 Pie and is backed by a 4200mAh battery with fast charging, wireless charging and reverse wireless charging support.

The Huawei Mate 20 X is a phablet that was launched with the Mate 20 series. Its mammoth screen boasts an 1080p resolution, comes constructed from OLED and features an 18.7:9 aspect ratio.

Exactly as with Apple's A12 Bionic in the iPhone XS, the Kirin 980 has 6.9 billion transistors and includes dedicated neural processing units to assist with AI tasks. It uses a graphene film and vapor chamber-based cooling system that the company says allows for extended periods of gameplay, without overheating, on the go. The Mate 20 has a fingerprint sensor on the back, and the Mate 20 Pro has a much larger notch. In addition to this, the smartphone is further powered by 6GB of RAM coupled with 128GB of internal storage. It is priced at Euro 899 (about 377,000 Naira) and will be available in select European markets from October 26.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro, on the other hand, is priced at $1,217.

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