Huawei, which is now leading the Chinese smartphone market, is preparing to launch its new flagship smartphone — Mate 20-series, which includes Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 Lite. In case you are wondering what these devices will be running on — Android Oreo or Android Pie, we now have an answer.
According to the Eurasian Economic Comission (EEC), which certified the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro with model numbers LYA-L29 and HMA-L29 respectively, both the devices will be running the latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system out-of-the-box.
However, the Mate 20 Lite, which has not yet been certified by EEC, could come with the older Android Oreo operating system, as revealed through the recent benchmark listing. Apart from the Mate 20-series devices, another device has also been certified — Huawei Y9 (2019), aka JKM-LX1, which will Android 8.0 Oreo at launch.
Both the smartphones — Huawei’s Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, which will be running Android Pie out-of-the-box, will have a layer of the company’s own custom interface EMUI 9. In terms of specifications, the devices are expected to be powered by HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor, which could be the first 7nm chipset in the market. The Mate 20 Lite, on the other hand, will come with Kirin 710 chipset.
The devices are also expected to come along with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The Pro variant could also come with 8GB RAM model. The Mate 20 could feature a 6.28-inch AMOLED display and pack 4,200mAh battery.
Some rumors are making round suggesting that the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 Pro will come with an under-display fingerprint sensor, similar to what we’ve seen on Vivo NEX and Xiaomi Mi 8. Recent renders suggested that the Mate 20 will feature a waterdrop display and triple camera sensors on the back panel.