Huawei Mate 20

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We generally look forward to getting our hands on new tech around Autumn, and we won’t be disappointed as Huawei prepare to release the next generation Mate handset – the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Here’s the latest gossip about the Mate 20.

Expected launch

We’re expecting the new Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro to be released on October 16th.

Expected cost

Depending on the rumours you read, the Mate 20 could cost anywhere between £650 and £790.

Design

There hasn’t been a lot of talk about the phone’s design, but we’ve heard things about a 6.3 inch 2560 x 1440 AMOLED screen and a glass rear that allows for wireless charging. However while it looks as though the Mate 20 is also getting a notch as part of its design, unlike the Pro it won’t contain Face-ID sensors.

Features

In terms of updates to features, it’s rumoured that the Mate 20 will have a 42MP triple lens camera – possibly with an underwater shooting facility, as well as AI zoom and AI cinema mode. Another scrap of information doing the rounds indicates the inclusion of Video Bokeh, which lets you blur the background of the shot whilst recording video.

The Mate 20 also features a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the phone, not in the actual display as may be on the Mate 20 Pro.

Additionally, customers might be lucky enough to receive a set of Freebuds pro earbuds with the phone – these wireless earphones can even be recharged by placing them in their case on the back of the Mate 20 handset itself.

Technical specifications

The new Huawei Mate 20 could be built with the world’s first 7nm silicon chip – the Kirin 980 Chipset – which can offer 20% better performance and 40% better battery efficiency than its predecessor, according to reports. It will also likely have at least one 20MP camera on the phone’s rear.

The handset will have an octa-core processor with 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, as well as a 4,2000mAh battery, and of course it will run on the Android 9 Pie OS. Another rumour we’ve been hearing is about something called Bone Voice ID, which will apparently let you vocally unlock the phone.

These are just rumours, however – as we get closer to the product’s launch, more info should be revealed. If you can’t wait for that long, you can check out the best deals available now by comparing tariffs on MoneySuperMarket.

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