Putting aside everything Huawei has gone through with the U.S. government, the Chinese Android manufacturer has been producing some impressive handsets. Depending on where you are in the world, you may not be able to get a Huawei Mate 20 or Mate 20 Pro in a carrier store, but it may be worth picking up an unlocked unit anyway.

You can find the list of Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro specs in the table below:

Huawei Mate 20 ProHuawei Mate 20
Display
Huawei Mate 20 Pro:
6.39-inch curved OLED
3,120 x 1,440 resolution
545 ppi
19.5:9 aspect ratio
Huawei Mate 20:
6.53-inch FHD+ LCD
2,160 x 1,080 resolution
402 ppi
18.7:9 aspect ratio
Processor
Huawei Mate 20 Pro:
Huawei Kirin 980
Octa-core CPU (2 @ 2.6GHz, 2 @ 1.92GHz, 4 @ 1.8GHz)
Dual NPU
Huawei Mate 20:
Huawei Kirin 980
Octa-core CPU (2 @ 2.6GHz, 2 @ 1.92GHz, 4 @ 1.8GHz)
Dual NPU
GPU
Huawei Mate 20 Pro:
Mali-G76 720MHz
Huawei Mate 20:
Mali-G76 720MHz
RAM
Huawei Mate 20 Pro:
6GB
Huawei Mate 20:
4/6GB
Storage
Huawei Mate 20 Pro:
128GB
NM (nano memory) card slot for memory expansion
Huawei Mate 20:
128GB
NM (nano memory) card slot for memory expansion
Battery
Huawei Mate 20 Pro:
4,200mAh
40W Huawei Supercharge
Can be used as a wireless charger for other Qi-enabled devices
15W wireless charging
Huawei Mate 20:
4,000mAh
22.5W Huawei Supercharge
Cameras
Huawei Mate 20 Pro:
Rear:
Main: 40MP sensor, f/1.8 aperture
Second: 8MP 3x telephoto sensor, OIS, f/2.4 aperture
Third: 20MP ultra-wide sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 16mm focal length equivalent
Front: 24MP RGB sensor
Huawei Mate 20:
Rear:
Main: 12MP sensor, f/1.8 aperture
Second: 8MP 2x telephoto sensor, OIS, f/2.4 aperture
Third: 16MP ultra-wide sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 16mm focal length equivalent
Front: 24MP RGB sensor
Biometric security
Huawei Mate 20 Pro:
In-display fingerprint sensor
Dot projector, TOF proximity sensor, flood illuminator, and an IR camera for face-unlock
Huawei Mate 20:
Rear-facing fingerprint sensor
Headphone jack
Huawei Mate 20 Pro:
No
Huawei Mate 20:
Yes
Dimensions
Huawei Mate 20 Pro:
157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6mm
189g
Huawei Mate 20:
158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3mm
188g
IP rating
Huawei Mate 20 Pro:
IP68
Huawei Mate 20:
IP53
Software version
Huawei Mate 20 Pro:
Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0
Huawei Mate 20:
Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0
Colors
Huawei Mate 20 Pro:
Pink Gold, Midnight Blue, Emerald Green, Twilight, Black
Huawei Mate 20:
Pink Gold, Midnight Blue, Emerald Green, Twilight, Black

Starting around front, the Mate 20 Pro features a 6.39-inch curved OLED display with a 3,120 x 1,440 resolution. The Mate 20 sports a 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD with a lower 2,160 x 1,080 resolution.

Above this, both Mate 20 handsets feature a 24MP selfie shooter. While this single sensor allows for a “dewdrop” notch on the Mate 20, the Pro model includes a dot projector, a time-of-flight proximity sensor, a flood illuminator, and an IR camera for the 3D face unlock feature. Additionally, the Mate 20 Pro contains an in-display fingerprint sensor, while the Mate 20 keeps its fingerprint sensor around back.

Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro

The Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro are powered by the octa-core Huawei Kirin 980 CPU, dual NPUs, and a Mali-G76 GPU. The Mate 20 Pro is available with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. Depending on the model, the Mate 20 comes with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. Both handsets have expandable memory up to 256GB, but instead of microSD the phones use a new NM (nano-memory) card solution.

Around back you’ll find a tri-camera setup that gives both phones a unique look that completely differentiates it from the rest of the smartphone market. But as with all of the Huawei Mate 20 specs, the lager model has better optics. For the Mate 20 Pro, this translates into a primary 40MP sensor, an 8MP 3x telephoto lens, and a 20MP ultra-wide shooter.

The standard Huawei Mate 20 features a 12MP primary sensor, an 8MP 3x telephoto lens, and a 16MP ultra-wide sensor.

Huawei Mate 20 cameras

Additional specs include Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.0, an IP68 rating on the Pro variant, and an included 3.5mm headphone jack on the standard model. Both handsets will be available in Pink Gold, Midnight Blue, Emerald Green, Twilight, and Black.

The Mate 20 features a 4,000mAh battery, while the Mate 20 Pro hits 4,200mAh. Both feature fast wireless charging at 15W, but the Pro can also charge other Qi-enabled devices wirelessly.

Looking at all of the differences between the standard Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro, there are some definite benefits for picking up the more expensive model. It’ll be up to you if you think the additional biometric security measures, reverse wireless charging, and everything else is worth the increased price.

What do you think about the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro specs? Will you be buying either of these phones? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!


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