The much-hyped Huawei Mate 20 Pro was anticipated to have a powerful configuration with a polished curved screen, having the look of any high-end smartphone. Well, it did not disappoint! The highly anticipated Huawei flagship smartphone was launched last week in Nairobi, and here is what we think of it.
Sporting a display of 6.39″ (16.23 cm) with a screen resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels, Huawei Mate 20 Pro functions on Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system with processor combination of Octa-core (2.6 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 1.9 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55).
Its 6GB RAM ensures lag-free performance and Mali-G76 MP10 GPU for exceptional graphics and smooth user experience. Its OLED display is packed with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and pixel density of 538 ppi with a screen to body ratio of 87.66 percentage.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro boasts a Capacitive Touchscreen with a functionality of multi-touch and the smartphone instantly responds even on subtle taps. There is an in-screen fingerprint reader which is the primary security feature. Another highlight of the phone is its triple rear camera designed to click amazing pictures.
Furthermore, this is a water-resistant smartphone with an IP68 certificate and impervious to dust & ruggedness. The dimensions of the device are 157.8 mm height, 8.6 mm thickness, 72.3 mm width and weigh 189 grams.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Camera
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro camera is the professional’s choice.
The AI powered Leica Triple Camera captures stunning colour and clarity, whether close up or in the distance. The 40MP, 20MP and 8MP cameras, plus the new Ultra Wide Angle Lens, all combine to make the world’s best smartphone camera even better.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s great triple rear camera with the dual setup of 40MP and 20MP as primary cameras having PDAF & flash for enviable pictures, and 24MP front camera for amazing selfies. It can capture stunning pictures with an image resolution of 7360 x 4912 pixels
Owing to its exposure compensation and ISO control settings. There is a physical aperture of F2.0 and an LED Flash along with different modes such as Continuous Shooting and High Dynamic Range mode (HDR).
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro camera is brilliant in quality with exceptional functionality and striking features combined to provide the best to its users.
Storage and Battery
This dual sim phone comes with a powerful 4200 mAh battery that assures you to get a long time of usage if you are a heavy mobile user. Another great thing is that, its battery can be rapidly charged; 70 percent in 30 minutes as claimed by the brand, how cool is that!
Furthermore, once upon a time, wireless charging was a rarity in phones. As of today, though, not only do we have fast wireless charging in the iPhone and many Android flagships, there’s even reverse wireless charging, courtesy of this freshly announced Huawei Mate 20 Pro. You just enable the option on the Mate 20 Pro, and any time the device is pressed against another that supports Qi wireless charging, it automatically starts transferring power.
That’s all there is to it. It’s obviously not going to be fast, and it’s probably not going to be super practical, but the Mate 20 Pro does have a sizable 4,200mAh battery, and the ability to share that out in an emergency still counts as a pretty cool feature.
The Mate 20 Pro is also handy when comes to storage, the smartphone is packed with an internal storage of 64GB with an option to expand its memory up to 256GB using a microSD card. Undoubtedly, such an amount of storage and robust ensures that your smartphone keeps on running without any glitches or space crunches.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro retails at Kes. 99,999.00 (Approx. $1000). Lets just say that if you are looking for a great smartphone, just get that 100k you’ve been stacking up under your mattress and get this beaut as it will be in Huawei Stores from today.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Specs
Price: Kes. 99,999.00
Weight: 189 g
Dimensions: 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm
OS: EMUI 9.0 on Android 9.0 (Pie)
Sim: Single Nano-SIM or Hybrid Dual SIM
Screen size: 6.39-inch curved OLED display
Resolution: 2K+ 3120 x 1440, 538 PPI, 19.5:9 ratio
RAM: 6GB / 128GB or 8GB / 256GB
Phone Storage: 256 GB
Card slot: Nano Memory, up to 256 GB
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4,200 mAh battery
Charging: Wire Charging: MAX 40 W HUAWEI SuperCharge
Wireless charging: 15 W HUAWEI Wireless Quick Charge
Main camera: 40 MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) +
20 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) +
8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture), supports autofocus (laser focus, phase focus, contrast focus), supports AIS (Huawei AI Image Stabilization).
Selfie camera: 24 MP, f/2.0 aperture
Support 3D Depth Sensing Camera.
Special features: 3D facial recognition, In-Screen fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, fast charging battery, reverse wireless charging.