If you’ve missed the sell-out pre-order, here’s another chance to get your hands on the new Huawei Mate 20 Series. With some mouth-watering goodies thrown in too! From 27 and 28 October 2018, Huawei is inviting you to its official sales launch roadshows happening simultaneously at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Queensbay Mall, Penang and AEON Bandar Dato Onn, Johor Bahru.
The first 1,000 customers at the launch will receive a FREE DJI Tello drone worth MYR469. The allocation of units are as follows: Pavilion KL (400 units), Queensbay Mall (300 units) and AEON Bandar Dato Onn (300 units).
At the roadshow at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur on 27 October, Dr. Shazril Shaharuddin aka Dr. Say (Dr who?) will be meeting Huawei fans as well as sharing his experience on using the Mate 20 Pro.
The Mate 20 series comprises the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X.
The Mate 20 sports a 6.53-inch 18.7:9 FHD+ RGBW LCD display (2244×1080) with super slim bezels and a tiny teardrop notch.
It’s powered by the new octa-core 7nm Kirin 980 processor with dual NPU (neural processing unit). Huawei claims its new SoC is 20 percent faster and 40 percent more power efficient than its predecessor.
The device comes with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM with 128GB of onboard storage. The Mate 20 will offer expandable storage, but this time using Huawei’s proprietary NM (nano memory) format which is 35 percent smaller than a microSD card.
The Mate 20 has a new glass and metal body that looks and feels good. It comes with a “Hyper Optical Multi-Pattern” which gives the back a textured feel for better grip.
The headline feature is of course the camera. The rear camera setup has an iconic four-point design that is apparently inspired by the Porsche 919 Hybrid.
It’s a Leica triple camera setup that consists of a main 12MP wide-angle f/1.8 (27mm) lens, a 16MP ultra-wide angle f/2.2 (17mm) lens and an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens (52mm).
Mate 20 Pro
The top-of-the-line Mate 20 Pro on the other hand, features a slightly smaller 6.39-inch OLED display (3120×1440) with a taller 19.5:9 screen aspect ratio. Like the previous Mate 10 Pro, the display is curved on both sides but now has a large notch.
The notch houses 3D camera, similar to the iPhone X, although Huawei claims face unlocking is 100 percent faster than Apple’s.
The Mate 20 Pro has a metal and glass body but with added IP68 dust- and water-resistance, an improvement over its predecessor.
The device packs the same Kirin 980 chip with 6GB of RAM and a standard 128GB of storage. Expandable storage is via NM card.
The Mate 20 Pro comes with a 4,200mAh battery that charges up via USB Type-C. It features Huawei’s 40W Super Charge 2.0 which can take you from 0-70% charge in just 30 minutes. Also, the device supports 15W wireless charging. The phone can even do reverse wireless charging, able to charge other Qi-compatible devices wirelessly.
What you’ll notice is that it doesn’t have a rear mounted fingerprint sensor like the Mate 20. Instead, it has an in-display pressure sensitive fingerprint scanner instead.
Mate 20 X
The Mate 20 X is a gargantuan 7.2-inch device that comes with a stylus. Its tablet-sized body houses a 7.2-inch FHD+ OLED display (2244×1080) with a screen aspect ratio of 18.7:9.
The main camera setup is similar to the Mate 20 Pro and it’s built to support Huawei’s M-Pen stylus.
It’s also powered by the Kirin 980 and comes with 6GB of RAM coupled with 128GB of storage.
It comes with a whopping 5,000mAh battery that Huawei claims can last up to two days of use.
Pricing and availability
The Mate 20 Series is priced as follows:
- Mate 20 Pro – 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – MYR3,599
- Mate 20 – 6GB + 128GB storage – MYR2,799
- Mate 20 X – 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – MYR3,199