Apple released the iPhone XS last weekend with a price tag that could go up to AED 6,000 (US $ 1,600) and as good as a phone as it is, you might want to wait a bit before earning so much money. Numerous new Android phones will be announced in October, including LG, Samsung, HMD and Huawei. And based on recent leaks, the Huawei Mate 20 will be the phone that beats this year.
Where the iPhone XS and the Galaxy Note 9 were minor upgrades from last year's models with not much innovation, the Huawei Mate 20 is looking for brand new handsets with technologies that will feed the next generation of smartphones.
Let's look at some of the features expected in the Mate 20 series, based on the recent leaks in the run-up to the mid-October launch.
According to a leak on Weibo, the Huawei Mate 20 series can have a smooth and symmetrical housing. This source also suggests that the Huawei Mate 20 series has the world's first design with the speaker and microphone integrated into the USB Type-C port.
Apart from that, some "official marketing photos" have been picked up by WinFuture and three color options can be seen, with black and blue finishes in addition to the stylish twilight finish of Huawei, Twilight.
There is a feature that is noticeably absent – a fingerprint scanner. This may indicate that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro can be delivered with face recognition technology as the main biometric function, but according to the same source it will also include a fingerprint scanner in the display.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro will package the new Kirin 980 chipset, which is the world's first officially announced 7nm silicon and has an octa-core setup. We have covered this new chipset from Huawei. Claims are 75% faster than the previous generation as far as the CPU is concerned and 46% faster when it comes to the GPU.
Apart from being very fast, the energy efficiency is 57% better on the processor and a very impressive 178% better on the GPU. This progress should make the Kirin 980 faster and much more efficient.
Huawei has continuously pushed the boundaries with camera technology on their smartphones. The Hauwei Mate 20 series is expected to continue with the three camera settings found on the Huawei P20 Pro released earlier this year. There are undoubtedly improvements that are likely to be in the software and AI side.
The last leak suggests that the Mate 20 Pro could have the best camera on a smartphone with the highest DXO Mark score of 116. That's a full seven points higher than the previous top score of 109, achieved by the Huawei P20 Pro, but Since the Mate 20 Pro is probably an updated version of that phone's camera is credible.
A feature that was missing on Huawei phones is wireless charging and it looks like Huawei is going to make a big entry. A picture posted on Weibo shows Huawei & # 39; s wireless charger LZ80 with a 20W output.
In order to put things in perspective, Samsung's latest wireless charger has a power of 9 W. Although the Qi standard for wireless charging only supports a maximum of 15 W, it is assumed that there is a kind of custom chipset on Huawei devices available will be used to take advantage of the full power of the charger. This can be built into the Kirin 980, which means that the Mate 20 can use the full 20W, while other Qi-compatible devices only have access to 15W.
It is expected that Huawei will reveal the Mate 20 series on October 16 in London. TechRadar will be present to discuss the event and report on all of the above and all other exciting announcements from the launch.