Huawei Mate 20 series: rumours and release date

Could we see another world beater from Huawei in 2018?

There are rumours flying in the airwaves that we could see more Huawei releases in 2018. Could this be the next Huawei Mate series that will be announced? Here’s what we know so far.

Huawei Mate 20: “The Name’s Huawei, Mate…”

It’s worth noting here that these next Mate series smartphones have yet to be officially named, but sources suggest this is the most likely choice. So, from here we’ll be referring to the next handsets as Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 and Mate 20 Lite.

It’s thought Huawei is unlikely to go with Mate 11 (following on from Mate 10) in the next update, partly down the fact that Huawei mate the same move with the P20 family earlier this year.

Huawei Mate 20: Design and Display

It looks like we might be in for a real treat in the screen department. These rumoured handsets are expected to boast bigger and better screens than the Mate 10.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro is rumoured to sport a huge 6.9-inch display, making it the largest smartphone screen on the UK market! The Mate 20 is said to come with a 6.3-inch display, while the Mate 20 Lite handset is expected to maintain a notch, just like the P20 Lite release, according to leaker, Evan Blass.

This Mate 20 render leaked from XDA developers suggests we might see a so-called water-drop notch design on a device. This is another step towards an all screen smartphone.

Huawei Mate 20: Cameras

It’s rumoured that we could also see more camera improvements, too. The Mate 20 Pro could sport a 42-megapixel triple camera setup, according to Trusted Reviews.

Huawei Mate 20, the mid-range handset, is rumoured to feature a camera with at least 20-megapixels.

While the third handset, Mate 20 Lite, is said by Android Authority to feature a dual main camera comprised of 20- and 2-megapixel lenses, along with a hefty 24- and 2-megapixel selfie cam.

Huawei Mate 20: Other Features

Supposedly boasting brand-new chipset technology, the new Mate series will no doubt be super-fast and efficient.

It’s said that Android 9.0 Pie could also be on the new phones for launch. Huawei’s EMUI skin overlay, of course, will more than likely be present too.

According to Trusted Reviews, Mate 20 Pro will feature an in-screen fingerprint reader, 6GB RAM and fast-charging. “Mobile Leaks Visualiser and Concept Designer”, Ben Geskin, released these images, suggesting we might even see a face unlock feature on two of the Mate devices, as well as a quad main camera!

Huawei Mate 20 could feature a large 4200 mAh battery, wireless charging and a variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Similarly, the Mate 20 Lite should have 6GB RAM, a slightly smaller 3650 mAh battery and 64GB storage. There’re some pretty impressive specs on offer here, there’s no doubt about that, but when can we expect to see them?

Huawei Mate 20: Release Date and Price

The annual IFA conference in Berlin is being held between August 31ST – September 5th 2018, where Huawei is taking to the stage to announce its latest tech. It was here that it confirmed the announcement date for the Mate 20 smartphone!

Huawei Mate 10 was released in October 2017 and as thought, the 2018 models will follow suit. We look forward to getting a first proper look at these handsets this October.

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