Huawei’s late 2018 smartphone announcement is a perfect trifecta of cutting-edge technology. The range-topper, of course, is the Mate 20 Pro, followed by the Huawei Mate 20 and the gaming-centric Mate 20 X. Let’s start off with the base model and learn more about what it brings to the table. Visually, there’s really nothing to highlight at this point since a series of leaks were on point with that the handsets look like. However, we can take you on a short tour of what lies inside the frame.

Firstly, let’s refresh everyone with the build quality and design of the Mate 20. Unlike its beefier cousin, the Mate 20 Pro, the handset sports a slightly larger screen at 6.53 inches that uses IPS LCD technology. Furthermore, the edges lie flat compared to the curved structure of on the Pro. Nevertheless, we love that Huawei applied a teardrop notch that does not look too invasive like the regular ones.

The rear panel likewise sports the three-camera setup, albeit with the LED flash located on a different quadrant. The main shooters are equipped with Leica optics to deliver outstanding imaging performance. Don’t expect the smartphone to have the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, because Huawei installed its powerful HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset in its place. The Mate 20’s 4000mAh battery supports fast charging technology as well.

Huawei Mate 20

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