The Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10 Porsche Design, P20, P20 Pro, Mate RS Porsche Design and Honor V10 are all powered by the Kirin 970. AnTuTu’s list of top 10 best performance Android phones for February month revealing that the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Honor V10 ranked at the top 3 positions. Rumors are rife that the Kirin 980 chipset will be powering the upcoming Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones. Two snapshots showing the appearance of Huawei Mate 20 at AnTuTu have surfaced on Weibo. The AnTuTu listing reveals that the smartphone has recorded a remarkable average benchmarking score of 356,819.
The AnTuTu listing of Mate 20 has not revealed any of its specifications. However, the other image shows that the upcoming Huawei flagship has dethroned Mate 10 from its number spot. The Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Honor V10 have respective AnTuTu scores of 214,750, 214707 and 213,758. The Kirin 980 powered by Mate 20 is the first phone to have crossed the average benchmarking score of 350,000+ mark on AnTuTu.
Recent reports have revealed very few details of the Kirin 980. It is speculated that TSMC will begin its mass production in this quarter and it will be made through the 7nm manufacturing process. Rumors have it that it includes Cortex A75 cores and it also features a next-generation NPU unit for AI. The presence of Kirin 980 in Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and other forthcoming flagships are expected to bring support for Bluetooth 5.0.
Leaked information has revealed that the Mate 20 will be featuring a 5.9-inch QHD resolution supporting 16:9 display whereas its Pro edition will be packed with 6-inch FHD+ 18:9 display. Both the smartphones will be equipped with 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM that will respectively feature 64 GB and 128 GB of storage.
The 6 GB RAM + 256 GB storage is rumored to be exclusively with Mate 20 Pro. The Mate 20 duo may feature 20-megapixel + 12-megapixel dual camera setup. These phones are rumored to be equipped with under display fingerprint sensor. The Mate 20 series are expected to break cover in October this year.