Huawei Mate 20

Dolby

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Hm, I'd like to see how those 3 cameras stack up against something like a Pixel 3 which only has 1 camera. Google has shown that its all down to software when it comes to smartphone photography. Except for optical zoom
Aren't 1 of those only zoom?
So it's to see how the two cameras stack up?
 

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I think the the camera functionalities will be the same as P20 pro
 

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Reverse wireless charging to charge the poor iPhone users phones.. Classic
 

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If you use 2 sims the nano sim is useless since it uses the 2nd sim slot.
 

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inscreen fingerprint sensor..but I expected a camera improvement.
 

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Huawei unveiled the Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 today. The Pro model sets a benchmark in camera and charging technologies, but even the base Mate 20 enjoys the power of Android’s first 7nm chipset and a revamped Leica camera.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro stands apart from its sibling with a more advanced screen and camera. We start with the 6.39” curved OLED display with 1,440p resolution and HDR support.

The triple camera here is descended from the P20 Pro camera. It combines a 40MP Quad Bayer sensor with f/1.8 wide-angle lens, a 20MP sensor with f/2.2 ultra-wide lens and an 8MP 80mm f/2.2 telephoto camera.

The Mate 20 Pro can do macro shots from just 2.5cm / 1in. Video gets a helping hand from AI Cinema Mode, which can adjust the color tint, saturation and brightness of a clip to enhance the mood. Selective desaturation can render people in full color upon a black & white background.

Speaking of AI, Huawei’s new chipset (more on it in a bit) is powerful enough to bypass the cloud. It can, for example, detect similar videos and extract sections of them to make a 10-second highlights reel.

Back to the camera department, the font features a 24MP selfie camera (f/2.0) and a 3D face scanner. Additionally, there’s an in-display fingerprint reader that’s also pressure sensitive.

The Pro is the first Huawei to feature the new SuperCharge tech. It pushes a whopping 40W of power and can fill 70% of the 4,200mAh battery in just half an hour (that’s about 2,940mAh). TUV Rheinland has certified that the tech is safe.

Then there’s 15W Wireless Quick Charge, which gets the battery from 0% to 30% in half an hour (1,300mAh). And here’s a unique trick - Wireless Reverse Charging can share the phone’s juice with other devices.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro boasts stereo speakers with an interesting design choice – there’s no grille on the bottom, instead the hole for the USB-C port is used. We don’t know if this helped or not, but the Pro now has IP68 waterproofing (the P20 Pro had IP67).

Interesting tidbits from the connectivity section include Dual band GPS and Dual VoLTE. But wait until you hear about the memory cart (spoiler: it’s not microSD).

Huawei Mate 20

The Huawei Mate 20 has a very different screen – a 6.53” flat LCD with 1080p resolution. Another change is the triple camera. It’s still ultra-wide, wide and tele, but with different sensors and lenses.

The main shooter has a 12MP sensor behind an f/1.8 lens. It’s joined by a 16MP camera with an f/2.2 ultra-wide lens and an 8MP 52mm f/2.4 telephoto cam. The 2.5cm / 1in macro mode and the AI features are available here as well.

The 24MP selfie camera lives in a teardrop notch, but that one has no room for the advanced 3D face scanner. The fingerprint reader is on the back, below the triple camera.

The Mate 20 has a 4,000mAh battery and uses the older 22.5W SuperCharge. There’s no wireless charging here in either direction.

Charging is done over USB-C and, unlike the Pro, there’s a classic 3.5mm headphone jack. Also unlike the Pro, there are no stereo speakers here and no waterproofing.

Kirin 980

Huawei’s new flagships are introducing the Kirin 980 chipset. It’s the first 7nm chip for Android phones and also the first to use ARM’s new Cortex-A76 cores. All together, the new chipset is made up of 6.9 billion transistors, 60% more than its predecessor.

Part of the increase is due to the larger A76 cores. They promise a 75% boost in performance and 58% improved power efficiency over the A73 cores in the Kirin 970.

The CPU in the Kirin 980 is a three tier design – two A76 as the big cores, two more A76 as medium cores and, finally, four small A55 cores.

The new phones will run EMUI 9.0 out of the box, which is based on Android 9.0 Pie. The chipset features a dual NPU for all the AI tasks, part of which are memory optimizations to ensure a smooth performance.

Storage and RAM

The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will be available by the end of the month with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage.

Huawei partnered with Toshiba to introduce a new nano memory card format. They are hoping to get the backing of the SD Alliance and make this a global standard, but that sounds like it may take a substantial amount of time to materialize. For now, these cards can expand the phone’s storage by up to 256GB.

Source:https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mate_20_and_mate_20_pro_official_leica_triple_camera_insance_charging-news-33762.php
 

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As in the other thread:

live stream starts at 3pm today:

Thanks, can hardly hear the guy, couldn't they get a better speaker or could speak his vernacular and perhaps have a translator for international audiences
 

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I'll be honest - I used to love the monochrome sensors on the previous cameras ... low light monochrome looked fantastic!
 
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I'll be honest - I used to love the monochrome sensors on the previous cameras ... low light monochrome looked fantastic!
I really enjoy the monochrome camera of the mate 10 pro. You get some really dramatic pics from that thing. Suppose they went for improving the low light performance this time around
 

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So now that it's been revealed, the things I'm not so sure about:
Large notch - suppose this is the trend amoung phone manufacturers, hopefully it can be disabled with software. The regular mate 20 has a much better looking implementation of the notch.
Speaker through the USB port - I hope this doesn't affect loudness and quality. I'd have loved some front facing stereo speakers.

Things I'm excited about:
In screen fingerprint sensor - apparently as good/quick as a normal fingerprint reader.
New quick charge sounds like it's just blitz! And wireless charging to boot (not that I'd really use wireless charging, but it's there)
Higher resolution screen - was weird that the mate 10 pro only came with a 1080p screen.
Even bigger battery.
Cameras seem impressive (slightly enhanced cameras from the p20 pro?)
Charging other peasants batteries with my phone lol
 
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