The Huawei Mate flagship series arrives towards the end of the year by tradition, so we are not currently expecting the Mate 10 successor to arrive until later in September or at worst November 2018.That, however, won’t stop the rumor mill from churning out leaks about the upcoming flagship Mate from Huawei.A Weibo user has just leaked the first round of info on Huawei’s follow-up to the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 pro.Tipped to be unveiled at the tail-end of the year, the weibo user says Huawei would be skipping the number 11 entirely and would, therefore, launch the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 pro to succeed the Mate 10 series, just like the rumored Huawei P20.Both devices according to the tipster could feature a 5.9-inch 2k display for the Mae 20 and a 6-inch Full HD+ display for the Mate 10 pro and would be powered by Kirin 980 chipset coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage options, while a 6 GB RAM + 256 GB storage configuration would also be available for the Mate 20 Pro.Other specs include improved battery capacities, an 8-megapixel front camera, and a 12-megapixel + 20-megapixel dual rear cameras.
While Huawei is still basking in the great reviews that their P20 line-up is getting, the Huawei Mate 20 made an appearance on AnTuTu with Huawei’s latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset.It scored a massive 356,918 points, becoming the first phone to ever do so.The Huawei Mate 20 will be siccesosuto the highly acclaimed Mate 10 series which were launched in October last year.Judging from the timeline, the Mate 20 would probably see an unveiling around the same time this year.But we might get to see it a bit earlier since it has already appeared on AnTuTu benchmark.On the listing, the Mate 20 left all the major flagships biting in the dust with its massive score.
Huawei could be working on a phone that makes other big-screen phones seem tiny in comparison.The Huawei Mate 20 Pro (the rumored follow up to the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro) could come with a huge 6.9-inch OLED screen, according to Korean news publication The Bell (via XDA Developers).The report claims that the screen will be made by Samsung Display.Even though the Mate 20 Pro's screen is reportedly made by Samsung, it's said to be much bigger than Samsung's current big-phone line, the Galaxy Note series.The Bell reports that the screen on the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 may be (only) 6.38-inches.The Bell also reports that Apple may release an iPhone with a 6.46-inch screen this year.
You may recall that a couple of days back, a report emerged that OPPO has already placed orders for Samsung’s OLED panels that will eventually end up in one of its upcoming smartphones.While there are speculations that the order might not be for the OPPO FIND X which is due to drop in the coming days, the latest scoop out of Korea again suggest Samsung might have clinched another supply deal with Huawei.The Bell reports that Huawei has placed an order for the supply of a 6.9″ flat AMOLED panels from Samsung Display.The 6.9″ flat AMOLED panels according to the Bells is for a device tipped to arrive later in the fourth quarter of this year or the first quarter of 2019 and going by Huawei’s launch pattern, the said supply might end up being used for the pro variant of the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 series.If the report is anything to go by, the choice of a 6.9″ display would definitely place the Mate 20 ahead of the Note 9 from Samsung and Apple’s next iPhone which is tipped to come with a 6.45″ display.The choice of a large 6.9″ display could also be attributed to Chinese consumers choice of bigger screens on smartphones than people elsewhere, probably as a result of the large text area occupied by the Chinese characters.
The Huawei P20 family is still composed of newborn devices, however, this can’t stop Huawei from thinking already on its upcoming Mate line.A new report came today from Korea, and according to it, Huawei has placed an order with Samsung for 6.9-inch AMOLED displays.Those panels are expected to be featured in a Huawei’s flagship launching in Q4 2018, or early in 2019.The last quarter of 2018 timing, make us think about the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 since members of the already established family of phablets have been launched around Q4 of each year.Curiously, the Samsung displays that will be featured by this big smartphone are flat and don’t feature the recurring edge design from Sammy flagships.Another curious fact is if Huawei Mate 20 gets released with a 6.9-inch display, it could end up being the largest flagship among manufacturers.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro, as part of the Mate range, is always going to be a larger device, but you might be surprised by just how big.A new rumor suggests the screen could be 6.9 inches, making it almost as large as the likes of the Nexus 7 and other 7-inch tablets.That’s according to The Bell, which says – quoting display industry sources - that Huawei is currently sampling OLED panels of that size from Samsung Display, for use with a phone, and that given the timing it’s likely they’re headed for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.That would make the Huawei Mate 20 Pro far bigger than the 6-inch Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and probably also much bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone XI Plus, which are rumored to come in at around 6.3 inches and 6.5 inches respectively.Of course, this is all just rumors for now, but it would give the Mate 20 Pro a selling point that the other big name, big screen phones of this year can’t compete with.And while 6.9 inches might sound excessively large, given that it is almost the size of a small tablet, don’t forget that both phones and tablets have been getting ever bigger – 7-inch tablets are rare now and 6-inch phones are common.
In April of this year, Huawei officially released the Huawei P20 series flagship phones.Among them, the Leica triple-camera experience of the Huawei P20 Pro left a deep impression on customers.It also scores 109 points in DxOMark.Thus, we are dealing with the best smartphone camera in the world.The best models from this line usually release in October of each year.So it’s expected the Huawei Mate 20 will debut at that time as well.
Citing industry sources familiar with the happenings in Korea, the Bell reported earlier this month that Samsung and Huawei had clinched a deal for the former to supply it with a massive 6.9-inch OLED panel which the Chinese manufacturer intends using for one of its upcoming flagships.While it was rumored the said OLED panel could end up with the pro variant of the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 series, the latest gist from China suggests otherwise.A leaked document containing details of unannounced phones suggests Huawei Honor brand could be preparing a device with a huge 6.9inch display.The device is codenamed as Ravel, and this could turn out to be the Honor Note 9 which should arrive later this year to take on the upcoming Galaxy Note 9.Giving ore substance to the speculations, Zhao Ming, the President of Honor business in a recent Weibo post said he has been playing with an Honor 10 flagship and a large screen Honor phone which could be the rumored Honor Note 9 phone with a 6.9-inch AMOLED screen.The Huawei Honor Note 8 was launched in August 2016, so it’s now overdue to get a follow-up, so we are not surprised hearing rumors about a follow-up — which naturally should be the Huawei Honor Note 9.
Given that Huawei jumped from the P10 to the Huawei P20 this year it always looked likely that its next phablet flagship would be called the Huawei Mate 20, but now we’re even more confident that will be the case as the company has trademarked the Mate 20 name.The trademark, spotted by Mobielkopen, isn’t the only new one filed by Huawei though, as it’s also applied to protect the Mate 30 through to the Mate 90, so don’t expect to see a Huawei Mate 21 next year.We still can’t be certain of the name, as the company trademarked the name P11 for its other flagship range despite ultimately not using it, so it could just be keeping its options open or preventing other companies from capitalizing on the name, but calling it the Mate 20 certainly seems the most likely option right now.Other than its likely name we know very little about the Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro, though one early rumor suggests they will have in-screen fingerprint scanners, and they're sure to have a new top-end chipset.We’re still probably a few months away from launch though, with November looking likely, so we’d expect more leaks and rumors to start pouring in as we get closer.
The Huawei Mate 20 phone leaked today looks a lot like what we’d expected of the next Galaxy.Samsung’s Galaxy S10 has a lot expected of it – what with a bigger display-area-ratio and new technology and such.Huawei, you rascal, bringing a phone that’s all that and a bag of chips, well before the Galaxy S10 is on the market or even revealed?Images of the Huawei Mate 20 look like they’ve cut some elements and kept others.While the Huawei Mate 10 had a headphone jack, the 10 Pro did not.Moving toward a professional model and removing an element isn’t normal – but such a move indicates the next standard model’s going to be the same.
A new report claims to have information on the unannounced Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro.The story says that the phones may be the first to have Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor inside.A new, unconfirmed report from XDA-Developers claims to have information on the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro.The information comes from firmware files for the phones that have been allegedly secured by Twitter user @FunkyHuawei.Read more: Has Huawei launched a triple camera trend?According to the firmware info, the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will both have the the Kirin 980 processor inside.
Huawei has gained no small amount of confidence after it has racked up some serious street cred in recent smartphone shipment numbers.It has managed to surpass Apple, perhaps temporarily only, and wants to unseat even Samsung.It just might have its chance with its upcoming Huawei Mate 20 launch.But not everyone will be able to afford those high-end phones, of course.Samsung may be taking shots at Apple immediately after its Galaxy Note 9 reveal, but Huawei is doing to same to Samsung over the same theme.In a Twitter post, the Chinese OEM subtly taunts Samsung for not having “real” upgrades, referring to the jump from the Huawei P10’s dual cameras to the P20 Pro’s triple lenses.
A couple of weeks ago we saw some basic images of the Huawei Mate 20 Lite, but now we’ve had a much better look at the phone, as detailed renders have been leaked.Shared by leaker Roland Quandt and WinFuture, the images show the Mate 20 Lite in both black and gold shades, and you can see that there’s a notch in the screen and a slim bezel at the bottom.Other details include a dual-lens camera on both the front and back, a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, a single LED flash and what looks to be a glass rear with slightly rounded edges and a metal frame.You can also make out a 3.5mm headphone port.This is the closest look we’ve had yet at the Huawei Mate 20 Lite and the images match what we’ve seen before, so there’s a good chance they’re accurate.They don’t come with any specs, but we’ve heard detailed specs rumors in the past, suggesting the phone will have a 6.3-inch 1080 x 2340 display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, a 2.2GHz octa-core chipset that’s likely the Kirin 710, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 20MP and 2MP camera pairing on the back, a 24MP and 2MP pairing on the front and a 3,650mAh battery.
The Huawei Mate 20 or Huawei Mate 20 Pro could be the first truly mainstream phone with an in-screen fingerprint scanner.It’s a rumor we’ve heard before and now there’s visual evidence to back it up, in the form of images supposedly showing the front panel of the phone.Posted on Weibo (a Chinese microblogging site) and spotted by digi.tech.qq, it’s not clear whether the images show the standard Mate 20 or the Pro version.But based on the shaky auto translation it seems to be saying that the phone will have an in-screen fingerprint scanner, which suggests this is the Mate 20 Pro model we’re looking at, as the standard Mate 20 is less likely to have this cutting-edge tech.Other features of the phone according to this source include a curved design, visible in the images, and a large notch at the top housing a 3D-sensing camera for advanced facial recognition.As ever, we’d take these images with a huge pinch of salt.
Images of the Huawei Mate 20 Lite leaked today via Evan Blass.The images show that the Mate 20 Lite will have a notched display, unlike the previous Mate 10 line.We don’t know if the other Mate 20 phones will have notches, but these images make it seem likely.We are anxiously awaiting the launch of the Huawei Mate 20 series which will include the vanilla Mate 20 as well as the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.It also seems that there will be a Huawei Mate 20 Lite, and we have our first look at it in the images above, via Evan Blass (@EVLeaks).The first thing you’ll notice is the huge notch at the top of the screen, which looks a lot like the notch on the iPhone X.
The Huawei Mate 20 suffered a bit of a leak this week in the form of a couple of front panels.If the leak’s contents be entirely legitimate, it would suggest that the company were delivering the smartphone with a 3D camera setup.This would not be a giant shock, as the only 3D camera setup on the market thus far is the Xiaomi Mi 8, a device that’s just about as blatant a copycat as the latest Motorola phone leak – but, back to the subject.The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will quite likely follow closely in the footsteps of their predecessors, Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro.That means high-end specs and details that are aimed at the most popular smartphones in the world.What’s strange here is the very early timing – unless the leaks have just started appearing far earlier than last year.
The Huawei Mate 20 was listed for sale well before its official announcement.This device was listed by a smartphone sales website we’ve not been able to confirm much about, so we’re not going to link directly to it.But it would appear that they’ve all the info we’ve seen about the Mate 20 plus a little bit extra we’ve not yet seen listed anywhere.Off the top, one should note that the image used by this sale site, Giztop, isn’t the Huawei Mate 20.This would seem suspicious if it weren’t for the fact that the phone listing is not accessible from the front page of the site, nor does it appear in the site’s standard search results.As such, the image is likely just a placeholder until official press images are shared by Huawei.
Although the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has yet to ship to owners, Huawei is already making sure that consumers know that this is no upgrade.It is trying to play on the phablet’s lack of fancy new features, like triple cameras or a new processor.A ground-breaking upgrade is still coming, it implies, and it won’t take a rocket scientist to conclude that it’s talking about the upcoming Huawei Mate 20.While it probably won’t add a fourth camera to its back, Huawei is going to put the focus, no pun intended, on the Kirin 980, which it will boast to be a world’s first system-on-chip.That’s primarily because the Kirin 980 will make use of ARM’s new Cortex-A76 design.Announced back in May, this CPU is the first to bring a 7 nm FinFET process to devices.
The Mate 10 Pro was one of 2017’s best phones, and we’re expecting its 2018 follow-up to be something even more impressive.The phone is currently being referred to as the Mate 20, and it may come in different versions, including a Pro and a Lite.Huawei is no stranger to oversized smartphones, or even tablets that are made to double as phones, so it could be very large indeed.In July, the site provided specs for the upcoming handset, and in mid-August, they gave us a first glimpse of the Mate 20.Instead of stacking lenses, this time Huawei decided to create a square camera module with two lenses on top, along with a lens and flash on the bottom.The report also claims the Mate 20 will include the HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC — which is expected to reach up to 2.8GHz clock speeds.
New Huawei Mate 20 renders reveal the first details about its design.Other details include the glass back and presence of an audio jack.With Galaxy Note 9 reviews going up – and some suggesting it’s totally fine to spend up to $1250 on it – you may be tempted to take the plunge and buy one.A formidable alternative is coming from Huawei in just a couple of months and new renders from XDA-Developers suggest it may be worth the wait.The renders recreate photographs of an alleged Huawei Mate 20 engineering sample that a source shared with XDA-Developers.The most striking Huawei Mate 20 design element is the “waterdrop” notch at the top of the screen.
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