Huawei Mate 20 Specs & Price: Bigger Screen, Kirin 980, Triple Rear Camera

Huawei has finally unveiled the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro today. The Pro model has set a benchmark in terms of camera and charging technologies, nevertheless even the base Mate 20 still offers the power of Android’s first 7nm chipset and a revamped Leica camera.

Huawei Mate 20

The Huawei Mate 20 features a very different screen – a 6.53-inches 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.

It is also powered by the Kirin 980 chipset as the Pro. It’s the first 7nm chip for Android phones and also the first to use ARM’s new Cortex-A76 cores. However, unlike the Mate 20 Pro comes only in 6/128GB configuration, the regular model gives space for options – 4/128GB or 6/128GB. The storage can be expanded via a newly introduced nano memory card format, a product of Huawei partnership with Toshiba. These cards can expand the phone’s storage by up to 256GB.

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.

Checkout the full specs, features, availability and price of Huawei Mate 20 below.

Huawei Mate 20 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 4G: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(900), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300) – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • Data Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps

SIM Type & Count

  • Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Software (OS)/Skin

  • Android 9.0 (Pie) / EMUI 9.0

Design & Build

  • Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 188 g
  • Build: Front/back glass & aluminum frame
  • Colours: Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Twilight, Pink Gold, Black
  • IP53 dust and splash protection


  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.53 inches, 107.5 cm2 (~88.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2244 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~381 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  • HDR10 compliant

Hardware & Memory

  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
  • RAM: 4/6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • External Storage: Yes, NM card, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2)



  • Music Support: MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
  • Video Support: DivX/XviD/MP4/H.265/WMV player
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared port: Yes
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host


  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
  • Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Document editor
  • Photo/video editor


  • Charging: Fast battery charging 4.5V/5A (58% in 30 min)
  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

Announcement & Availability Date

  • Announced: October, 2018
  • Availability: October, 2018


  • Launched Price: €800

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