Huawei Mate 20 Pro is official in India and before you start wondering where is the Mate 10? Well, it never came. The Mate series from Huawei is kind of what Note series is to Samsung. The Mate 20 Pro is priced at Rs 69,990 and comes with 6GB + 128GB RAM. The detailed specifications are given below but why is Huawei Mate 20 Pro such a big deal in India at this moment? Pegged as the best smartphone of 2018 by quite a few critics on the internet, here are 5 things that are uniquely impressive on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
1. The notch has a purpose
Yes, Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a fairly big notch that stares at you all the time. But Hey! It is there for a purpose. Apart from the front camera and the usual array of sensors, the Mate 20 Pro also boasts 3D Face Scanning (a Huawei version of Apple’s Face ID) that will make a 3D map of your face. Now, this will not only add the required level of security but it will also work in dark. I am pretty sure some people will still criticize Huawei’s decision to include a notch but, to be honest, notches is just how it is right now unless of course, we find a way to put the camera under the screen. (Cough! Cough! Samsung Galaxy S10)
2. In-display scanner
Now an in-display scanner is surely not unique anymore. However, the one on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro works really well. There is no weird animation going on at max brightness like the OnePlus 6T and it is actually fast. Huawei has also placed it more upwards towards the centre that might be more comfortable for someone.
3. Reverse Wireless Charging
This probably sounds like a marketing gimmick at first but I think this can be one of the standout features of this device. Huawei Mate 20 Pro packs a behemoth 4200 mAh battery inside that supports wireless charging. But no, that’s not it. With Reverse Wireless Charging, Huawei Mate 20 Pro can charge other devices wirelessly. I know, wireless charging is not a thing in India yet and it is a feature that is limited to just a handful of devices right now. But this is a great idea, isn’t it? Why don’t we have this minus the wireless charging? Can we a have feature where we can snap a wire and charge other devices through a smartphone? I am sure there is a way.
4. 40W Super VOOC Charging
If you thought OnePlus is the king of fast charging, well you have got it wrong my friend. Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports charging speeds up to 40W and you get the charger inside the box. If this didn’t make sense to you, the Mate 20 Pro can go from 0 to 70 percent with that 4200 mAh battery in just 30 minutes.
5. The cameras
Following on the footsteps of the P20 Pro, Huawei has given a triple-camera setup on the Mate 20 Pro. We get –
- 40 megapixel primary Wide-Angle lens with f/1.8 aperture.
- 20-megapixel Ultra Wide Angle lens with f/2.2 aperture.
- 8-megapixel Telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture.
On the front, we have a 24-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. Now, personally, I haven’t had a chance to test out the camera on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. However, based on what experts have to say all around the world, the Mate 20 Pro is perhaps up there with the legendary Pixel 3 and 3 XL.
To conclude, there are quite a lot of interesting things going on with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. I absolutely love the idea behind the reverse wireless charging and not to forget the options we get with the rear cameras.
|Specifications||Huawei Mat 20 Pro|
|Dimensions & Weight||157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm
|Display||6.39 inches Quad HD
1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 AMOLED
|Processor||2.36 GHz Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 980 | GPU: Mali-G76 MP10|
|RAM/Storage||6GB + 128GB (Expandable upto 256GB Nano Memory)|
|Camera||Rear: Triple Camera - 40MP f/1.8 (wide)
20MP f/2.2 (ultra wide)
8MP f/2.4 (telephoto)
Front: 24MP f/2.0
|Android||Android 9.0 Pie (EMUI 9.0)|
|Additional Features||IP68 Water Resistance
Reverse Wireless Charging
3D Face Scanning
In-Display Fingerprint Sncanner
|Battery||4200 mAh (40W Huawei VOOC Charge)|
I would like to know your opinions as well. At Rs 69,990, does Huawei Mate 20 Pro makes sense to you? Let us know in the comment section below.