Huawei is prepared to launch the next-generation Mate-series smartphones, which includes Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 Lite. Now, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite is available for purchase in Poland, which is the most affordable variant of the three.
The smartphone comes with a bigger 6.3-inch Full-HD+ display with 2340 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio, offering a pixel density of 409ppi. This time, the company has opted to offer a notched display, resulting in a higher screen-to-body ratio of 81 percent, compared to the 76.5 percent in its predecessor.
Under the hood, the device is powered by the company’s own Kirin 710 chipset, which was recently launched. It is Huawei’s first 12nm chipset which should offer a significant improvement in power consumption and performance compared to the 16nm Kirin 659. The chipset consists of four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. The GPU is an ARM Mali G5 which is said to be 1.3 times better than that of the Kirin 659 and 1x more energy efficient.
The processor is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, just like the Mate 10 Lite. Previous reports suggested the 6GB RAM variant as well, which could be available in other regions. We’re also expecting a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 256GB.
The Mate 20 Lite comes with upgraded camera configuration. On the back side, the phone features a dual camera sensor — 20-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor, placed vertically in the top-center position. There’s a dual-camera setup on the front side too, having a 24-megapixel primary snapper and a 2-megapixel secondary shooter. It also supports Face Unlock feature.
The phone also comes with a fingerprint sensor placed just below the camera module on the back side. Coming to the connectivity, the Dual SIM phone now comes with NFC support. The company has also replaced the micro USB port with the USB Type-C port. Further, it now comes with support for dual-band Wi-Fi — 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
In terms of software, the phone is running on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box with the company’s own EMUI 8.2. It also comes with the GPU Turbo, which enhances the phone’s performance. The phone is fuelled by a 3,750mAh battery and support fast charging technology.
The Huawei Mate 20 Lite will be available in three color options — Black, Gold, and Blue. It is now available for purchase in Poland for starting price of PLN 1,599, which roughly converts to $436. In Poland, the company is also bundling the Huawei AH100 Smart Scale for free (worth ~$41) along with the purchase of Mate 20 Lite.
The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro is scheduled to launch in London on 16th October. Both the smartphone have been confirmed to run Android Pie operating system out-of-the-box.