Huawei launches Mate 20 Pro with supersize 2K+ OLED screen

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Tonight, Huawei will raise the curtains on its hotly anticipated Mate 20 Pro smartphone in fancy-town London.

The Mate 20 Pro will be available in five colors - Classic Black, Twilight, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue, and Emerald Green.

The Mate 20 Pro is expected to replace the Huawei P20 Pro as the Chinese firm's leading flagship smartphone.

Alas, we're now hearing that the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro could be joined up with a Mate 20X. How?

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Under the hood, the Mate 20 series comes with Huawei's latest Kirin 980 SoC. Huawei's Mate 20 Pro, on the other hand, features a massive 40MP Wide Angle, 20MP Ultra Wide Angle and an 8MP 3x Telephoto lens. The phone has 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Up front, the phones have a 24-megapixel front camera for selfies, video calling, and it also includes 3D depth sensing feature.

AI predictably remains a focus for Huawei, with its technology bettered and expanded, as is the Mate series' use as a camera.

Design-wise it's much like the standard Mate 20, complete with a teardrop notch.

Other than that, the Huawei Mate 20 features a 4,000mAh battery, a little less than the Mate 20 Pro's 4,200mAh.

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Both the Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 features a triple lens camera set up at the back. But it still has a large 4,000mAh battery. However, this is only possible using Huawei's own new nanoSD cards, instead of the commonly-used microSD cards. The phone is said to have a 3.5mm audio jack at the top, and a glass back cover.

The highlight of the new Mate 20 series is its new camera setup, and what powers the devices. This allows users to unlock the phone by pressing on a specific spot on the screen with a finger.

Both smartphones contain Huawei's latest Kirin 980 processor chip, which has two neural processing units compared to one on the previous Kirin chip. It can also identify up to 10 million paintings and works of art, as well as estimate the amount of calories in food.

Huawei is also targeting Samsungs Note flagships with the introduction of the M-Pen. The back is clad in leather with a vertical strip of glass holding the Leica triple camera, its nearly like a racing stripe. As usual, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS will be incredibly expensive, starting at 1,695 euros (~$1,966). The watch runs Huawei's own LiteOS operating system and features a 1.39-inch Amoled display.

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