Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the First Smartphone With Kirin 980 SoC to Launch in India, Priced at Rs 69,990

Heating up the competition in India’s premium smartphone market, Chinese giant Huawei on Tuesday launched its flagship Mate 20 Pro device in the country for Rs 69,990. This is the first time a premium Mate series device has made it to India. The device will be available online on Amazon starting December 3 for Prime members while regular customers would be able to purchase it starting December 4, Huawei Consumer Business Group said. The Mate 20 Pro sports triple cameras on the rear side and takes on the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Google Pixel 3 XL and the latest iPhones.


Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Specifications and Features

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports 3D Face Unlock and in-display fingerprint sensor, which is fast becoming a rage in the industry. The Mate 20 Pro is powered by Kirin 980 — Huawei’s highest performing system on chip (SoC). Manufactured with the advanced 7nm process, the Kirin 980 chip promises to offer improved performance, better battery efficiency and a smoother user experience.

“We are excited to launch the most powerful and intelligent Mate ever — Mate 20 Pro for the Indian customers. India is a key market for us and it is our constant endeavour to create value for our Indian customers, offering the most innovative smartphone technology,” Wally Yang, Senior Product Marketing Director, Huawei Consumer Business Group, told reporters of IANS.

The smartphone comes with the world’s first 40W Huawei Super Charger that can charge the device’s hefty 4200 mAh battery to 70% within 30 minutes of plugging in. The device comes with key contributions from the Huawei India R&D team, thus, allowing for several localised capabilities.

“We aim to complete 200 million shipments by the end of 2018,” said Paras Chopra, Senior Director, Product Planning, Huawei Consumer Business Group.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with a 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra-wide angle camera and an 8MP telephoto camera. The phone sports the company’s recently launched EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9 Pie OS.

Huawei’s EMUI 9.0 is created to “enable a quality life” with digital balance. HiVision – a new feature debuting with EMUI 9.0 recognises classical art, popular landmarks and can translate the text of a range of languages.

The Matrix Camera System includes Leica ultra-wide angle lens that allows users to capture wider and closer photos with its new macro distance capability. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the also world’s first smartphone to support the 4.5G LTE Cat. 21 standard, thus, allowing consumers to experience download speeds of up to 1.4Gbps.

The smartphone rocks a 6.39-inch curved AMOLED display and a has a chassis that is curved on all eight sides. The Matrix Camera array on the rear of the device features a four-point design with the three cameras and sensor encircled in a polished metal frame.

The “Hyper Optical Pattern” on the glass back uses a complex hairline pattern to produce an effect that is not only highly durable but also makes the device easy to grip and fingerprint resistant, the company added.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Pricing in India

The price of the Mate 20 Pro in India has been set as Rs 69,990. The device would be available as part of a bundle along with the Sennheiser PXC 550 headphones for a special cost of Rs 71,990, for early bird customers, the company said, adding that the device would also be available across Croma stores in key metro cities starting December 10.

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November 28, 2018 10:14 am 10:14 AM

Software update support ends the day you purchase it. Does anyone remember Nexus 6 made by Huawei? Till date they never bothered to give Jio VoLTE support for it even though the hardware officially supported it.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
November 28, 2018 3:42 pm 3:42 PM


Kiran Fernandes | Goa
November 27, 2018 10:27 pm 10:27 PM

Should’ve used x20 modem instead of x21. X20 supports 2Gbps which QC will be using in the 8150 I think coupled with a 5G modem.

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
November 28, 2018 9:02 am 9:02 AM

I don’t think Huawei use QC modems; they usually make their own phone modems…
Their Bolong 990 modem will be the first 5G modem by the country…

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
November 28, 2018 11:53 am 11:53 AM

Yes I know, but they use the same category number. Cat20 supports 2Gbps whereas cat21 supports 1.4Gbps.

November 27, 2018 4:04 pm 4:04 PM

Overpriced. Who seriously want to pay over 50k for a Hawa hawai phone?
Post processing is too much on camera pics.

Pasad Manipal
November 28, 2018 8:41 am 8:41 AM

Agree with you

November 27, 2018 9:18 pm 9:18 PM

Its better than apple.better than any phone out..people are downplaying bcoz its not launched in usa…dont be hypocritical…its THE BEST and price is CHEAPEST in india than china or anywhere..the bundled offer super.if given no cost emi 12 months i will beg borrow or steal to get one.

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
November 27, 2018 5:26 pm 5:26 PM

Lol, it’s launched for way too much in Europe and still a hot selling product…
Their product values much more in terms of everything than a 1,00,000 INR costing iPhone Xr…

November 27, 2018 9:32 pm 9:32 PM

Atleast iphone works smooth even after 4-5 years

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
November 28, 2018 10:16 am 10:16 AM

Ashish, this proves youhave not used iphones. Those things are craap after 3 years.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
November 28, 2018 3:43 pm 3:43 PM

He is using IPhone X with Airtel.

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
November 27, 2018 11:30 pm 11:30 PM

Lol, apart from reading these lines in internet, never saw anyone using a phone for 4-5 years…
And after having used 5s and 6, I can safely vouch that none of these iPhones work properly after 2-3 years…

November 27, 2018 9:19 pm 9:19 PM