Huawei Mate 20 Pro India Launch Said to Be on November 27
Huawei is set to launch the premium Mate 20 Pro. The company had last month announced it was ready to bring its wireless charging capabilities with the launch of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone in the country, sometime in November. Amazon India also revealed a landing page, hinting at online retail exclusivity.
The Mate 20 Pro runs Huawei’s own EMUI 9.0 software based on Android 9.0 Pie.
“The EMUI 9.0 features key contributions from the Huawei India R&D team, thus, allowing for several localized capabilities,” the company had earlier said.
In the smartphone business in India, Huawei has so far pushed its sub-brand Honor to compete in the affordable segment. And by bringing more Huawei-branded phones, it is now eyeing a greater pie in the premium segment as well.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro price
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro pricing will start at EUR 1,049 (roughly Rs. 88,400) for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model. The Huawei site has the listing of 8GB/ 256GB models, but no pricing details for that model have been provided. The price of Huawei Mate 20 Pro will hopefully be revealed at a launch event next month. The phone, much like other Huawei phones, will be exclusively sold via Amazon.in in India.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro specifications
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro runs EMUI 9.0 on top of Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box, and sports a 6.39-inch QHD+ (1440×3120 pixels) curved OLED display panel with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and an 86.9 percent screen-to-body ratio. HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC flagship is powered on the handset. It is paired with 6GB/ 8GB of RAM and 128/ 256GB of inbuilt storage. Storage is expandable via Nano memory card (up to 256GB).
In terms of optics, the Mate 20 Pro bears a triple rear camera setup. It is identical to the one seen on the Huawei P20 Pro. It has a 40-megapixel primary wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture, a 20-megapixel ultra wide angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Also a third 8-megapixel 3X telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. Towards the front, the handset sports a 24-megapixel RGB selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and support for 3D facial unlocking. There is a 4,200mAh battery under the hood. With the support for 40W SuperCharge technology and 15W fast wireless charging technology.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Connectivity
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual-band Bluetooth v5.0, Bluetooth v5.0 LE with aptX, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, and a USB Type-C port. Sensors onboard are accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, electronic compass, gyroscope, an infrared sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor, and proximity sensor. Dimensions of the handset are 157.8×72.3×8.6mm and weight is around 189 grams.