Huawei Mate 20 Pro with 6.3-inch AMOLED display, Kirin 980 7nm SoC, in-display fingerprint sensor said to launch later this year

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Huawei is prepping to launch its Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Lite, and Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphones later this year.  The high-end Mate 20 Pro flagship will pack triple rear cameras like the P20 series along with an in-display fingerprint sensor,  wireless charging, and Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS model. 

Thanks to @FunkyHuawei who have obtained the firmware files of Mate 20 Pro, we now have first-hand details about the upcoming flagship. As one would expect, the Mate 20 Pro will be the first phone to be powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC with a maximum of 2.8GHz clock speeds. Kirin 980 brings a new 7nm FinFET technology with improvements in both performance and power efficiency. The chipset is rumored to have 20% better performance and to be 40% more power efficient than the current-generation chipsets.

Huawei is expected to introduce the HiSilicon Kirin 980 on August 31st during Huawei’s IFA Keynote. The Huawei Mate 20 is expected to pack a 4,200mAh battery compared to the rumored 4000mAh battery on the Galaxy Note 9. It is expected to sport a  6.3-inch AMOLED display and since the phone is expected to pack wireless charger, it will be featuring a glass back.  It is rumored to pack 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and runs on Android P with EMUI 9.0 on top.

The Huawei Mate 20 series might come in four different models and the model numbers are HMA-AL00, HMA-L09, HMA-L29, HMA-TL00. As for the Huawei Mate 20 Lite, there are currently 6 models; SNE-AL00, SNE-AL00B, SNE-LX1, SNE-LX2, SNE-LX3, SNE-TL00. There are no details available for the Mate 20 Lite and other variants. We will update once we learn more details about the upcoming Mate series flagships.