Huawai Mate 20 Pro with in display fingerprint and, Mate 20 features Kirin 980 & wireless charging

First off, the Huawei Mate 20 will clearly be a flagship smartphone like its predecessor, the Huawai Mate 10. This time, however, it won’t feature the HiSilicon Kirin 970 system-on-chip. Rather, the Huawei Mate 20 will be the first Android smartphone with the HiSilicon Kirin 980system-on-chip, which also happens to be the first SoC manufactured on a 7nm process.

While we don’t know the exact specifications of the new chipset, the Kirin 980 is expected to reach a maximum of 2.8GHz clock speeds. (Chinese media reported that sources from Digitimes note that the SoC features Cortex-A77 cores, which are currently non-existent so take that information with a grain of salt.) The new 7nm FinFET technology brings 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. The HiSilicon Kirin 980 is expected to launch on the 31st of August during Huawei’s IFA Keynote.

The second largest Android smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, is expected to announce their next flagship smartphone line later this year. The smartphone line is expected to consist of the Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Lite, and Huawei Mate 20 Pro. These smartphones follow the company’s  Huawei p20 series which first introduced the triple rear camera concept in the Pro model along with an in-display fingerprint scanner and wireless charging in the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. Today, XDA-Developershas obtained firmware files for the Huawei Mate 20 which have allowed us to piece together some of the hardware specifications and features for the upcoming smartphone line. Here’s what we know so far.
Continuing Huawei’s trend with massive smartphone batteries, the Huawei Mate 20 has a 4,200mAh battery. In comparison, the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei p20 pro both offer a 4,000mAh battery while the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to offer a 4,000 mAh battery We don’t often see battery capacities this large in flagship devices save for devices intended to be sold on this premise (the xiaomi Mi Max 3 and Honor Note 10 come to mind).As for the screen, we see evidence for a 6.3-inch AMOLED panel. The presence (or lack thereof) of the controversial notch (or 3.5mm headphone jack, for that matter) is unknown to us at this time. We don’t know the display information for either the Huawei Mate 20 Lite or Huawei Mate 20 Pro, but earlier leaks point towards the Pro model having a massive 6.9-inch OLED pannel.

According to the firmware, the standard Huawei Mate 20 supports wireless charging. Thus, we expect the panel on the back to be made of glass. A unibody glass design isn’t out of the picture, either.

The Huawei Mate 20 (at least the model for which we obtained the firmware for) has 6GBs of RAM and 128GBs of internal storage. Unfortunately, we don’t know about any other RAM or storage variants at this time.

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