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Huawei Launches Huawei Mate 20 as One of Its Flagship Mate Series

Huawei announced four smartphones as its larger premium phones. One of which is the Huawei Mate 20. Find its specs, features, review and pricing.

It’s that time of the year when Huawei takes the wrap off its flagship Mate series’ smartphones. Four smartphones were announced by Huawei as its larger premium phones. One of which is the Huawei Mate 20. The other devices will be looked at in individual posts later on.

Earlier this year, Huawei launched Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro as its first flagship smartphones for the year. The Huawei P20 Pro went ahead to hold the position as the world’s first smartphone with triple rear cameras. With the amazing reception the phone received, Huawei decided to infuse the triple rear cameras in its new flagships.

Long talk aside, it’s time to dissect the flagship Huawei Mate 20.

Huawei Mate 20 Quick Review

I won’t waste time to start with the camera department, specifically the rear region of this device. Huawei Mate 20’s rear cameras are positioned in a fashionable manner: The cameras are arranged in a square format alongside the dual-LED dual-tone flash. The main camera makes use of a 16MP shooter and f/1.8 aperture; the second ultra-wide 16MP sensor possesses f/2.2 aperture while the third camera is a telephoto 8MP lens utilizing 52mm pixel size.

Huawei Mate 20

Beneath the triple cam setup, the fingerprint scanner is present for crisp biometrics. Facial recognition is enabled in the front region for additional biometrics security through the Infrared. Also in the frontal zone, the phone sports a 24MP selfie camera in the teardrop notch.

The other portion of the smartphone that gives the teardrop notch its beauty is the 6.53 inches flat LCD with 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Corning Gorilla Glass of unspecified version is in place to grant protection to this device in case it falls from varying heights. Dush and splash protection are also qualities of the smartphone sic its IP53 ratings.

The 7nm Kirin HiSilicon 980 chipset debuts on this phone as well as the latest octa-core ARM Cortex-A76 CPU. Another recent feature on the smartphone is the NM card (Nano memory card) which expands the phone’s 128GB internal storage.

Huawei Mate 20 Key Specs

Here are the Huawei Mate 20 key specifications…

Display 6.53-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2240 pixels
OS Android 9.0 Pie OS
Processor Octa-core 2.6GHz Kirin Processor
Storage 128GB ROM + 4GB / 6GB RAM
Camera 12MP + 16MP + 8MP Rear/24MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 4,000mAh
Price N280,000 – N300,000

Huawei Mate 20 Photos

Huawei Mate 20

Huawei Mate 20

Huawei Mate 20 Price and Availability

The Huawei Mate 20 launched in October 2018; it is available in colours Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue. You can order the phone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below.

Huawei Mate 20 retails at $800 (₦280,000 – ₦300,000 in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY HUAWEI MATE 20).

Huawei Mate 20 Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Processor: Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) (Hisilicon Kirin 980)
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
  • Memory: 4GB / 6GB
  • Colours: Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue, Pink Gold
  • Dimension: 158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 188g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.53-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2244 pixels (381 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass


  • Rear Camera: Triple 12MP + 16MP +8MP camera, 2160p@30fps, 1080p, 720p@960fps Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Leica optics, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 24MP camera, 4k Video@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, NM card up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 4, 000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes, Fast battery charging 4.5V/5A (58% in 30 min)

Where to buy Huawei Mate 20


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