The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is launching tomorrow, and it’s going to be a beast. Sources suggest that it will look like a lot of other flagship phones, and will include an Infinity Display-like screen with curved edges and minimal bezels at the top and bottom. On top, there’s a camera notch, which will house Huawei’s own Face ID alternative, complete with depth sensing support.
On the back, there’s a camera module, placed right smack in the middle. It will be a triple camera setup and a flash inside a square module, which is an original take on triple-lens camera arrangements. There’s no fingerprint sensor on the back, but rather under the screen.
The Leica-branded main camera features a 40-megapixel sensor with an f1.8 aperture and is joined by an f2.4 20-megapixel telephoto lens and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor. You can expect optical zoom support of up to 5X and support for macro shots, which Huawei says you’ll be able to place the camera as close as 2.5cm to the subject.
Other specs include a 6.39-inch OLED screen with 3120 X 1440 resolution, 7nm Kirin 980 processor with second-gen NPU, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB of UFS 2.1 storage, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit WLAN, LTE, and a 4,200mAh battery. There’s also support for extra storage in the form of brand new nanoSD cards in configurations of up to 256GB that will look just like a nano-SIM card.
The battery does fast charging, 70% in 30 minutes, and wireless charging, and the Mate 20 Pro acts as a wireless charger for other accessories, like Huawei’s wireless AirPods-like earphones, the Freebuds 2, or even other phones. The phone will be available in four colors initially, including the Twilight gradient color first seen on the P20 earlier this year, and comes with IP68 water and dust resistance rating. Finally, the Mate 20 Pro runs Android 9.0 with EMUI 9.0 on top, although the Huawei user interface has been trimmed down.
Huawei will unveil the Mate 20 Pro tomorrow, Tuesday, October 16th.