Yesterday, Huawei surprise its fans with the quiet unveiling of the Huawei Mate 60 Pro 5G in China. After the US sanctions, it is the first Huawei phone to arrive with 5G connectivity. Today, the company has silently launched the Mate 60 in the home market.

Huawei Mate 60

Here is a look at the specifications, features, and price of the device.

The Huawei Mate 60 is equipped with a flat OLED panel with a centred punch-hole. It offers a Full HD+ resolution of 2688 x 1216 pixels, a 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit colors, and 1440Hz PWM dimming. While the Pro model supports satellite connectivity, the Mate 60 lacks support for it.

There is no information about the chipset of the device. It ships with 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 1 TB of UFS 3.1 storage. The phone comes preloaded with Harmony OS 4.0.

On the front, the Huawei Mate 60 has a 13-megapixel selfie camera. The circular camera module on the phone’s back has a 50-megapixel main camera with support for OIS and an f/1.4–f/4.0 variable aperture. It is paired with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 12-megapixel periscope telephoto camera with OIS, 5x optical zoom, and 50x digital zoom.

Huawei Mate 60 in White Sand Silver

The Mate 60 packs a 4,750mAh battery that supports 66W wired charging. It also supports 50W wireless charging and 7.5W reverse wireless charging.

It is an IP68-rated device featuring second-generation Kunlun glass on the back. It measures 161.4 x 76 x 7.95mm and weighs 209 grams.

Huawei Mate 60 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1x
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • Speed: HSPA, LTE-A

Launch

  • Announced: 2023, August 29
  • Status: Exp. release 2023, September 10

Design

  • Dimensions: 161.4 x 76 x 8 mm (6.35 x 2.99 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 209 g (7.37 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, metal frame, glass back
  • Colors: Black, White, Green, Purple
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 4m for 30 min)

Display

  • Type: LTPO OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz
  • Size: 6.69 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~88.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1212 x 2616 pixels (~441 ppi density)
  • Protection: Huawei Kunlun Glass 2

Operating System

  • HarmonyOS 4.0 (China)

Hardware

  • Chipset: Kirin 9000S (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.62 GHz Cortex-A720 & 3×2.15 GHz Cortex-A720 & 4×1.53GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Maleoon 910 GPU
  • Memory Card slot: NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)
  • Internal: 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM
  • UFS

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.4-f/4.0, 24mm (wide), PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
    • 12 MP, f/3.4, 125mm (periscope telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), PDAF
  • Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240/480fps, 720p@960fps, 720p@3840fps, HDR, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 13 MP, f/2.4, 18mm (ultrawide)
  • Features: HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE
  • Positioning: GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (L1), BDS (B1I+B1c+B2a+B2b), GALILEO (E1+E5a+E5b), QZSS (L1+L5), NavIC (L5)
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared port: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.1, OTG, Display Port 1.2

Features

  • Sensors: Face ID, fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum
  • BDS Satellite Message (Two-way)

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4750 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: 66W wired, 100% in 30 min (advertised)
  • 50W wireless
  • 5W reverse wireless

Models: ALN-AL00

Huawei Mate 60 Price and Availability

The Huawei Mate 60 has arrived in three variants:

  • 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage goes for 5,499 Yuan (~$750)
  • 12 GB RAM + 512 GB storage goes for 5,999 Yuan (~$820)
  • 12 GB RAM + 1 TB storage goes for 6,999 Yuan (~$960)

It will be available for purchase by Sept. 10 in China. Buyers will be able to choose from color options like Yadan Black, White Sand Silver, South Waxy Purple, and Ya Chuan Qing (green).

Huawei is expected to announce the more powerful Huawei Mate 60 Pro+ and Huawei Mate 60 RS in September in China.

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