Huawei Mate 20 Pro launched in Nepali market
Update: Huawei Mate 20 Pro is now available in Nepali market,scroll down to check price.
Huawei launched new flagship smartphones Tuesday packed with the company’s top technology, in a bid to step up its challenge to Apple and Samsung in the high-end market.
The Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are the names of the new devices. On the more expensive Pro model, the Chinese tech giant touted a key new feature — the ability to charge your phone wirelessly from another phone.
Huawei calls this “reverse wireless charging” where one smartphone can turn into a charging pad for another compatible wireless-capable phone. That could help people on-the-go get some charge from friends if they can’t get to a plug point or don’t have a power bank.
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The Huawei Mate 20 Pro will be one of the Chinese tech giant’s most expensive smartphones on the market. Huawei is starting to play in the segment of the market currently dominated by Apple and Samsung and is looking to show its ability to create innovative premium devices. Huawei has been quickly developing a strategy to bring out cutting-edge features.
So far it appears to have helped them grow market share very quickly. Huawei surpassed Apple in smartphone shipments for the first time in the second quarter of this year, capturing 15.9 percent of shipments, according to research firm IDC. Samsung held 20.9 percent of market share in the second quarter.
In addition to reverse wireless charging, Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro includes a 40-Watt “supercharge” battery. The company says it can charge the phone to 70 percent of battery life in just 30 minutes.
- Huawei launched new flagship smartphones called the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro on Tuesday in London.
- The Mate 20 Pro features the ability to charge your phone wirelessly from another phone.
- Huawei surpassed Apple as the world’s second-biggest smartphone seller after Samsung last quarter.
- Huawei also launched a new smartwatch called the Huawei Watch GT.
Other features of the Mate 20 Pro include:
- 6.39-inch screen
- In-screen fingerprint technology
- Android operating system with Huawei’s own software on top
- Leica triple-camera system
The camera set-up includes a new 20-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens that allows users to capture closer and wider images. The phone’s Leica camera system also contains a 40-megapixel wide angle lens and an eight-megapixel telephoto lens. Huawei said the lenses will capture stronger, bolder pictures.
High-quality cameras are becoming increasingly common not just in high-end smartphones but in mid-range phones, too. Last week Samsung unveiled its latest smartphone, the Galaxy A9, featuring the world’s first rear camera with four lenses.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 both include a memory card slot that is the same size and shape as a Nano SIM card. The company said this would allow users to use two Nano SIM cards at once if desired. Apple introduced dual-SIM capability on its iPhone XS and XS Max last month.
Huawei did not specify the countries where the smartphone will go on sale. It’s unclear at the moment if the U.S. will be a target, particularly after top intelligence officials in the country cautioned Americans earlier this year against buying Huawei phones, warning the phones could conduct undetected espionage.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Specs & Price
- Body: dual-glass with metal frame; IP68-rated for dust and water resistance
- Screen: 6.39″ HDR OLED, 1440 x 3120 px resolution (539ppi); wide notch
- Chipset: Kirin 980 chipset, octa-core processor (2xA76 @2.6GHz + 2xA76 @1.92GHz +4xA55 @1.8GHz), Mali-G76 MP10 GPU
- Memory: 6GB RAM, 128GB storage (expandable via Nano Memory – hybrid slot)
- OS: Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9;
- Camera: 40MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4 OIS telephoto (80mm) + 20MP f/2.2 ultra-wide (17mm); 4K video capture, 720@960fps slow-mo, Leica branding
- Camera features: 1/1.7″ 40MP sensor, up to ISO 102,400, 5x optical zoom, OIS + EIS, Variable Aperture, Portrait Mode, can shoot long-exposure without a tripod
- Selfie cam: 24MP, f/2.0 Leica lens, Portrait Mode with live bokeh effects
- Battery: 4,200mAh; Super Charge 40W; 15W wireless charging; reverse wireless charging
- Security: Fingerprint reader (under display), 3D Face Unlock (IR camera and flood illuminator)
- Connectivity: Dual SIM, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5 + LE, NFC, USB Type-C
- Misc: IR blaster, stereo speakers
- Launch in Nepal : Month of November
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro Price in Nepal : NRs. 1,29,900
New A.I. Chips
The Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 will include Huawei’s new artificial intelligence chipset called the Kirin 980, which includes a so-called seven-nanometer processor. The chipset is smaller than previous 10-nanometer chips, allowing it to take up less space in devices. Despite their smaller size, Huawei says the chips are faster than ever with the ability to recognize 4,500 images per minute, more than double the capability of its previous chipset.
The Kirin 980 is just one example of how the world’s biggest smartphone-makers are increasingly competing over chip technology. Samsung has its own chipset called Exynos, while Apple introduced its own A12 chip in its latest iPhone XS.
Huawei’s new smartwatch
Huawei also launched a new smartwatch, the Huawei Watch GT, Tuesday in London. The company said the watch is designed to compete with Garmin or Fitbit experiences to track activity.
Huawei said the normal battery life for the watch, including heart rate monitoring and exercise for 90 minutes per week, is a full two weeks. The company said its double chipset architecture is behind the ultra-long battery life.
The Huawei Watch GT includes multiple modes including indoor, outdoor and training, and monitors sleep alongside daily activity.
Huawei Watch GT
- Body: 316L Stainless Steel with ceramic bezel, dual-crown
- Display: Round 1.39″ AMOLED
- Chip: Huawei proprietary dual-chip (low and high performance)
- Sensors: GPS with GALILEO, altimeter, heart-rate with 6 LEDs, steps
- Battery: 2-weeks of battery life
- Price – NRs. 19,900