Huawei has just announced that the Mate 20 Pro is in high demand, especially in Western Europe. The company says that the Mate 20 Pro managed to beat P20 Pro’s 10-day pre-order record by a huge margin, by 40-percent, though that applies only to Western Europe, it seems. The company did not share info for any other region, at least for now, but it seems like the Mate 20 Pro was a good move for the company, at least for now
Background: The Huawei Mate 20 Pro got announced on October 16, along with its siblings, the Mate 20, Mate 20 X, and Mate 20 RS Porsche Design. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro essentially belongs in the second wave of Huawei’s flagships as the P20 and P20 Pro got announced earlier this year, in February, to be more accurate. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is also made out of metal and glass, like the P20 series, though it has even thinner bezels, and a different look to its rear-facing cameras. The Mate 20 Pro does come with a display notch which is quite wide, but at least it’s not as tall as the Pixel 3 XL’s. The phone comes with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, while both single SIM and dual SIM variants got announced by the company.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro sports a 6.39-inch QHD+ (3120 x 1440) AMOLED display, 6GB / 8GB of RAM and 128GB / 256GB of native storage. The device comes with 40, 20, and 8-megapixel cameras on the back, while a single 24-megapixel camera sits on its front side. Leica’s optics are once again a part of the package on Huawei’s flagship, and Android 9 Pie comes pre-installed on this phone, along with Huawei’s EMUI skin. Huawei has also included stereo speakers here, and also a 4,200mAh battery which is not removable. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports 40W fast charging, and it also comes with 15W wireless charging. The phone is surprisingly compact considering its huge display (mainly due to the fact it has a 19.5:9 display aspect ratio), it is only 72.3mm wide, while it is 157.8mm tall, and it measures 8.6mm in thickness.
Impact: The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the company’s most expensive smartphone to date, but it does bring a lot to the table for that amount of money, and it seems like consumers are really interested in it. It will be interesting to see Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s pre-order numbers in other regions, and also its initial sales number, and compared them to those of the P20 series. The Huawei Mate 20 series will be Huawei’s flagship smartphone series until the P30 devices (if the company decides to call them that) don’t become official, and we’re not exactly too close to that. Huawei has opted to include a wide-angle lens this time around, instead of the monochrome one, which gives consumers even more options when it comes to taking photos, and its cameras are quite probably amongst its main selling points for consumers, not that the phone does not have other qualities, of course, because it does, but its cameras are quite probably the number one on the list.