Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro camera setup, codenames and juicy details leaked

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

Yesterday, XDA Developers had revealed key information on the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 series through the leaked firmware files. Some more information on the Mate 20 series have been leaked unearthed through the supply chain sources, claims a Chinese publication. The new information reveals that the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will both arrive with triple camera setup. Also, instead of the homegrown GPU, the Kirin 980 is now rumored to feature ARM Mali graphics.

According to the report, the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 is codenamed as Hima and the radio transmission body in China has already approved HMA-AL00 and HMA-TL00 variants. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is codenamed as Laya. Both the smartphones are now rumored to feature triple camera system.

The Mate 20 may feature 12-megapixel + 20-megapixel + 8-mgeapixel triple camera setup whereas the advanced Mate 20 Pro may come equipped with 40-megapixel + 20-megapixel + 8-megapixel triple cameras. Like the predecessor models, the cameras of Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will be engineered by Leica.

The Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are both expected to feature Sony IMX300 and IMX600 sensors. The Mate 20’s third sensor will be a new CMOS telephoto lens. The cost of the triple camera module is expected to reduce to $40 from the current price of $60. Hence, the inclusion of triple cameras will not increase the pricing of Mate 20.

It is obvious that the Kirin 980 SoC that is slated to get announced by the end of this month will be the chipset that will be driving the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones. The 7nm SoC from Huawei is expected to deliver a maximum clocking speed of 2.8 GHz. Rumors had claimed that the Kirin 980 will be featuring Huawei’s homegrown graphics. However, newer information claims that it will include Mali G72MP24. Huawei has recently bagged 3C certification for a new generation of 40W fast charging adapters. Hence, it is likely that the Mate 20 duo will carry support for 40W fast charging.

The Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are now expected to come equipped with 3D structured light module which suggests that both the phones may feature notched displays. The Mate 20 Pro is expected to arrive with under-display fingerprint scanner. A recent report has claimed that for better results, the AMOLED screen of the Mate 20 Pro will be embedded ultrasonic fingerprint sensor for accurate results. Even though it is speculated that the Mate 20 will feature capacitive fingerprint reader, the new report states that Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will both feature in-screen fingerprint reader.

According to XDA Developer’s report, the Mate 20 may feature 6.3-inch AMOLED screen while the Mate 20 Pro may house a larger screen of 6.9 inches. Both the phones may come packed with 4,200mAh battery. Also, these smartphones will come preloaded with EMUI 9.0 flavored Android 9.0 P.

It is advisable to digest the report with a grain of salt since the launch of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro could be two months. Hence, it is recommended to wait for further reports to confirm on the specs of the Mate 20 duo.



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