This year, Huawei will be making a huge jump in the naming of its main flagships. Its upcoming P-series flagship which should be called the P11 will launch as the Huawei P20. It turns out the same will happen to the Mate series as well.
It was reported earlier that Huawei wants to keep the naming uniform on both of its major flagships hence its decision to change the Plus model of the P-series to Pro.
A new leak has now revealed that the Mate series will also be getting a name change. The leak comes from a Weibo user by the name @lumisky.
According to him, the next Mate phone will be called the Huawei Mate 20 (and Mate 20 Pro) and not Mate 11 (and Mate 11 Pro).
The leaks not only reveal the name of the next Mate phones but also their specs alongside those of other Huawei (and Honor) phones set to launch this year.
Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro
According to him, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will come with the new Kirin 980 SoC. The Mate 20 will have a 5.9” 2K display while the Pro version will come with a 6” 1080p panel (?). Both will have 4GB/6GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB of storage but the Mate 20 Pro will have an additional 6GB RAM + 256GB version too which may be the Porsche Edition variant.
For optics, the Mate 20 duo will have an 8MP front camera and a 12MP+20MP combo on the rear.
With respect to price, the Mate 20 is said to have a ¥3899 tag for the 4GB version and ¥4499 for the 6GB RAM. The Mate 20 Pro gets a higher ¥4899 tag for the 4GB model, ¥5399 for the 6GB+128GB model, and ¥8999 for the 6GB+256GB version. Both phones will launch in October 2018.
Other phones mentioned in the leak are summarized below:
Huawei Nova 2 Lite
The Nova 2 Lite will arrive this month with a 5.6” 1080p display. It will be the first phone to come with Hauwei’s new Kirin 670 chip. There will be 4GB+64GB and 6GB+64GB variants with a ¥1999 and ¥2299 respectively.
Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3S
The 3rd generation Nova series won’t arrive till May. While there is a significant upgrade from the Nova 2, there isn’t much when compared to the Nova 2s.
The Nova 3 will have a 6” 1080p panel, a kirin 960 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and 6GB RAM with 64GB/128GB storage.
It will come with quad cameras – two on both sides but the image provided only shows the secondary front camera (2MP) while the rear cameras are a 16MP 6 2MP combo.
Price starts at ¥2699 for the 4GB model, jumps to ¥2999 for the 6GB+64GB model, and ¥3399 for the 6GB+128GB model.
Huawei will release the Nova 3S in December and it will pack nearly the same specs save for the display which has a 1200p resolution and the chipset which is the Kirin 970. Price will be the same as that of the Nova 3.
Enjoy 8, Enjoy 8 Plus, and Enjoy 8S
The Enjoy 8 Plus will be the first to arrive in April with a 6” display, Kirin 670 and up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. A single 8MP camera graces the front while a 13MP+2MP combo are on the rear. Price starts at 1499 and maxes at ¥1999.
The Enjoy 8 comes next in July with a 5.5” 720 screen, the Kirin 670, 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB storage. It will have an 8MP front camera and a 12MP shooter on the back. The 2GB model will sell for ¥899 and the 3GB variant will have a ¥1099 price tag.
The Enjoy 8S will be launched at the end of the year with a 5.7” 1080p screen. The Kirin 670 is the chipset of choice once again. The memory configuration is the same as that of the Enjoy 8 Plus. It also has the same camera configuration but throws in a second 2MP sensor for the rear.
Price is the same as that of the Enjoy 8 Plus.
Honor 10 and Honor 10 Lite
The Honor 10 arrives in June with a 5.7” 1080p display. A kirin 970 is paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM and storage comes in 64GB and 128GB variants.
It will have an 8MP selfie camera and 12MP+20MP dual rear cameras. The 4GB model gets a ¥2299 price tag, the 6GB+64GB model will sell for ¥2699, and the 6GB+128GB will go for ¥2999.
The Lite variant comes 6 months later with the same display but the Kirin 670. It will have 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM variants and pack dual cameras on both sides.
It will also sell for much less, starting at ¥1299, ¥1599, and ¥1899 for all three variants.
Honor V10 Play and Honor V11
Just before the V11 launches in November, Honor will release a Play variant of the V10 which is basically the same device as the Honor 10 Lite but with a 6-month early release date. Pricing is also the same.
The Honor V11 will pack a 6” 2K display, a Kirin 970, and up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It will have dual 12MP rear cameras and a single 8MP selfie camera.
The 4GB variant will sell for ¥2799, the 6GB+64GB will retail for ¥3299, and the 6GB+128GB will have a ¥3699 price tag.
Other devices mentioned in the leak include the Honor Play 7 and Play 7A which will both come with a Kirin 650; and the Honor Play 8X.
All these info are unconfirmed but they are not far fetched. Some of the device specifications may change and even some may be cancelled. Nevertheless, we advise that you take it with a pinch of salt.