According to a new rumor, the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will be announced much sooner than expected, this summer. The Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 10 were introduced back in October last year, and the company usually releases its Mate-branded flagship(s) in Q4 on a yearly basis. Well, if this rumor is to be believed, the company will introduce two Mate 20-branded handsets this summer, and it will skip the Mate 11 branding altogether, and will jump straight to Mate 20 branding, which is not that surprising considering that the same will happen with the company’s P-series of devices as well, as the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro will be announced later this month.
The source also revealed some specs of the two handsets, and if that info is to be believed, the Huawei Mate 20 will ship with a 5.9-inch QHD display, while the Mate 20 Pro will include a 6-inch fullHD+ panel. Interestingly enough, the source claims that both phones will be fueled by the Kirin 980, which almost certainly will not happen, as the Kirin 970 is still the company’s flagship, and that will be the case until the very end of the year, quite probably. The Kirin 980 is not expected to launch until late Q3 or perhaps even Q4, which makes this info kind of hard to believe. In any case, the Mate 20 is also rumored to ship in both 4GB and 6GB RAM variants, with 64GB and 128GB of storage, respectively, while the Mate 20 Pro will be available in a variant with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, if the provided info is to be believed.
12 and 20-megapixel shooters will be included on the back sides of both smartphones, as per the provided info, while an 8-megapixel snapper will sit on the front side of both the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. The source also released some pricing info, it claims that the 4GB and 6GB RAM Mate 20 variants will be priced at 3,899 Yuan ($616) and 4,499 Yuan ($711), while the Mate 20 Pro with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage will cost 8,999 Yuan ($1,422). That is pretty much all the info that the source shared, and truth be said, all of this seems quite sketchy. The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are set to launch later this month, and it’s hard to believe that Huawei will announce its Mate flagships so soon after the P20 and P20 Pro, and some of those specs seem a bit off as well, so take this info with a grain of salt.