Amongst a number of high profile launches coming up in the next few weeks, Huawei’s Mate 20 is one. Huawei made it public today that their flagship Mate 20 series will get the curtain raiser on October 16 in London. The world’s third biggest smartphone manufacturer took to Twitter to share the great news. Let it be known that the Mate 20 Lite is now already official and the upcoming event will see two high-end devices – the Mate 20, and Mate 20 Pro.
When it comes to leaks for the Mate 20/20 Pro, it has never been in short supply. However, the tweet itself advertises the highly anticipated Kirin 980 chip, the first based on the 7nm process. It will carry a Mali-G76 GPU and an upgraded NPU better than its predecessors.
The other big marquee feature will be the triple camera on the rear. Although we’re still not sure if both models will get it, recent leaked renders (from XDA) have shown plenty of the kind of setup we should expect to see. Other marquee features like wireless charging, a water-drop notch style 6.3-inch display, and Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0 are being rumoured heavily.
Speaking of EMUI, Huawei also debuted EMUI 9.0 at IFA 2018. The new firmware is based on Android Pie and is understandably just in beta for a handful of new devices. Those include Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, P20, and P20 Pro. A few from Huawei’s sub-brand are Honor 10, Honor View 10, and Honor Play. Key features of the new version are a recoloured interface, GPU Turbo 2.0, gestures (distinct from Google), Huawei’s own version of Digital Wellbeing and much more. The beta had just 100 spots open and those are likely filled by now.