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Huawei Mate-series of smartphones

Developers: Huawei Device, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG)
Date of the premiere of the system: 2016/11/03
Last Release Date: 2020/02/24
Technology: Tablet computers and smartphones


2020: Huawei Mate Xs

On February 24, 2020 the company HUAWEI provided to folding smartphone HUAWEI Mate Xs. Having received a full range of technologies among which processor Kirin 990 with support 5G communications and the thin body with the mechanical Falcon Wing hinge, the model offers users not only high performance and wide functionality, but also an opportunity to switch between the modes smartphone and tablet.

Huawei Mate Xs

According to the company, HUAWEI Mate Xs offers visual comfort thanks to the 8-inch screen with a thin framework which develops due to flexible construction and the mechanical hinge. For the first time used on HUAWEI Mate X, the Falcon Wing hinge consists from more than 100 interconnected elements well adjusted to each other and providing high reliability and durability when folding and unfolding the display. In the Mate Xs hinge also liquid alloy on the basis of zirconium which increases durability is used and provides disclosure of construction on 180 °.

Huawei Mate Xs

HUAWEI Mate Xs was received by the flexible display with two-layer polymeric structure which is manufactured using the developed HUAWEI of technology of pasting optically by transparent glue of two layers of polyamide. This material used in the space industry provides a high image quality, saturated colors and brightness, at the same time guaranteeing to the smartphone screen durability, flexibility and durability.

In the put status of HUAWEI Mate Xs 6.6 and 6.38 inches represent the smartphone with two screens with diagonals. In expanded form the smartphone turns into the 8-inch tablet suitable for a broad spectrum of scenarios of use.

HUAWEI Mate Xs it is equipped with the cooling system with the blades in the form of a fin of flying fish which are specially developed for a form factor of the folding smartphone. This construction includes flexible graphene plates with microscopic slots which densely adjoin to device components, providing effective assignment of heat, at the same time allowing the device to be bent freely.

Become result of long research and development, construction of the antenna provides the high speed and stable connection in a 5G networks.

Huawei Mate Xs

Constructed based on the Kirin 990 processor, at the hardware level supporting a 5G of network, HUAWEI Mate Xs fully uses possibilities of this flagman chip. Two superbig cores of Cortex-A76, two big cores of Cortex-A76 and four small cores of Cortex-A55 enter into the structure of Kirin 990 working at basic frequency of 2.86 GHz.

The 16-core graphic module Mali-G76 — one of the most powerful of applied on mobile devices of HUAWEI is responsible for processing of video, and algorithms of artificial intelligence are processed by the neural module constructed on corporate architecture of Da Vinci.

The Kirin 990 5G processor has also built in by a 5G modem which allows it to carry out at the same time resource-intensive tasks and to perform data transmission in a 5G networks with high power efficiency and low heat release. The processor supports connection to 2G, 3G, 4G and also to an autonomous and nonautonomous 5G networks. It supports the full range of a 5G frequencies and two sim cards capable to work at the same time in the Dual SIM Dual Standby 5G+4G mode that gives to users the chance to use additional tariff plans during the travel.

HUAWEI Mate Xs received the supersensitive camera of Leica consisting of four vertically located modules. Are the main module 40 MT with a wide angle lens and a diaphragm of f/1.8 a part of the camera, module 16 MT with a superwide angle lens and a diaphragm of f/2.2, module 8 MT with a telephoto lens with f/2.4 diaphragm equipped with the optical stabilizer of the image and 3D - the module which is responsible for measurement of scene depth. The camera supports joint work of the optical stabilizer and a program algorithm of stabilization on the basis of artificial intelligence that allows to take accurate pictures with 30-fold hybrid approach. Thanks to sensitivity of the sensor to the ISO 204800 camera it is capable to create the bright and detailed photos even in the most difficult conditions of lighting.

Huawei Mate Xs

Thanks to folding construction the role of the front camera in HUAWEI Mate Xs is executed by the main camera that allows to use all its opportunities earlier available only to the scenes which are on that side of the screen. To take a selfie, it is enough to user to put the smartphone and to use one of screens for setup of a frame. The same feature can be used when shooting portraits — the model can look at the image along with the photographer and take part in creation of pictures.

In the put status the place of a bend of the screen is protected by a physical clip which is easy for unfastening clicking the button on a side bar. The opened smartphone offers the user the spacious integral screen suitable for the solution of different tasks.

HUAWEI Mate Xs by default supports the multiwindow Multi-Window mode allowing to display on the screen at once two applications which can interact at the same time with each other. Text fragments, images and documents can just be dragged from a window in a window.

In the lower part of the screen the dock in which the user can place applications for quick start is located. When on the screen two applications are unrolled at the same time, the user can start the third, using function of a floating window which serves for accomplishment of small tasks, for example, of answers to the text message, without need to close the current applications.

HUAWEI Mate Xs works under management EMUI10 — open project operating system based on Android Open Source OS (Android Project-based) which not only combines the improved performance and strengthened data protection but also supports the Multiskrin function, work with several screens based on the distributed technology of HUAWEI. This function liquidates obstacles for data exchange between devices on platforms Windows and Android. It allows to move easily files between the smartphone notebooks of HUAWEI Mate Xs and HUAWEI MateBook and also to manage both systems from one screen.

HUAWEI Mate Xs will become one of the first mobile devices of HUAWEI put on the market with the updated app store of HUAWEI AppGallery.

The platform of HUAWEI AppGallery opens access to applications which are fully used by all program and hardware opportunities of mobile devices of HUAWEI: from HiAI technologies, before communication, system functions and safety features.

For February, 2020 the recommended retail price of HUAWEI Mate Xs is 2,499 euros.


Lack of the American components in the smartphone

At the beginning of December, 2019 it became known that in the flagman Huawei Mate 30 smartphone there are no components made by the American companies. Thus, the Chinese technology giant pointed to the capability not to depend on developments from the USA in the conditions of sanctions.

That in the Huawei Mate 30 model there are no component parts of the American production, analysts of UBS investment bank and experts of technology laboratory Fomalhaut Techno Solutions who sorted reported and studied device interiors.

It became known that in the flagman Huawei Mate 30 smartphone there are no components made by the American companies

Though completely it is impossible to refuse the American technologies at Huawei by the beginning of December, 2019, some smartphones of the company, including Y9 Prime, do not contain the chips created by the American producers. Researchers from Fomalhaut say about it, iFixit and Tech Insights.

Independence of Huawei of the American deliveries means that the strategy of the USA and attempt to isolate the company are inefficient — the CEO of consulting company International Business Strategies Handel Jones (Handel Jones) reported in a conversation with Wall Street Journal.

At the same time Huawei moves away from the American partners not only in the field of smartphones, but also telecommunication equipment. So, the cybersecurity director John John Suffolk reported that all types of a 5G products of the company by the beginning of December, 2019 are independent of America. Nevertheless, he supported preserving of partner communications.

We would like to continue to use the American components. It is good both for the American industry, and for Huawei — he said.

According to own data of Huawei, base stations for a 5G networks which the company began to release without use of component parts from the USA work for 30% better, than the equipment with the American component parts.[1]

The beginning of sales of Huawei Mate 30 Pro in Russia

On November 25, 2019 in Russia sales of the first smartphone Huawei without services Google — Mate 30 Pro began. Devices in a limited number will be on sale at the price not more expensively than 50 thousand rubles.

As told Kommersant one of the informed sources, Mate 30 Pro will be on sale in the Russian market only according to the preorder in official online store Huawei.

In Russia sales of the first Huawei smartphone without Google services — Mate 30 Pro began

The producer decided to sell phones limited editions to help consumers to get used to the new operating system: Mate 30 Pro though is controlled Android 10, but in the platform there is no support of services and app store of Google.

Instead of Google Play it is used the Huawei AppGallery directory which has 390 million active users a month (60 million are the share of Europe, including Russia) and more than 50 thousand programs and games.

The director of Huawei Consumer Business Group in Russia Toni Rahn said to the edition that until the end of 2019 AppGallery will use 100 million people in Europe and Russia.

In Russia there will be some hundreds of the Mate 30 Pro smartphones, the analyst of Mobile Research Group Eldar Murtazin said to Kommersant. Huawei first of all emphasizes quality of the camera of the smartphone and its photoopportunity therefore it can be on sale as the additional device for shooting of a photo and video, the business analyst of directorate on strategic development of Marvel Distribution Anton Fomin believes.

According to Eldar Murtazin, Huawei will hardly be possible to gain until the end of the year 100 million users in AppGallery as owners of earlier purchased devices with the working Google Play will continue to use it. At the same time the expert assumes that Huawei will gradually substitute Google services and will occupy a significant share in the market of app stores.[2]

Beginning of sales of Huawei Mate X

On October 23, 2019 Huawei Technologies announced sales of the first bent smartphone — Mate X. Originally it can be purchased only in the Chinese market at the price from  16,999 yuans (about $2403).

As notes Reuters agency, the output of the device to the market was twice postponed in 2019 because of interruptions in deliveries of technologies which Huawei after getting into the black list of the U.S. Department of Commerce collided.

The flexible Huawei Mate X smartphone at last is started in China

Because of sanctions the company lost an opportunity to pre-install Google applications on the devices. Because of it Huawei Mate X works running the open version of Android —  Android Open Source Project (AOSP) . In it are not used from "plant" ChromeYouTubeGoogle Play and other Google services, but users can set them after purchase of phone.

Originally the release of Huawei Mate X was planned for June, 2019, but the Chinese producer postponed it, having explained the solution with need to carry out certification tests together with different telecommunication operators.

As for the beginning of sales outside China, including in Russia, in Huawei reported that "the plan for global start is under consideration".

In 2020 the release of the version of Huawei Mate Xs equipped with more advanced technical characteristics including the Kirin 990 processor is expected.

Unlike Samsung Galaxy Fold which is decomposed as the book the Mate X screen is wrapped around outer side.  It should make it more convenient for use as normal phone, than Galaxy Fold, but the display with a plastic covering can be not such long-lasting as it has no additional protection. Users should buy in addition a cover that substantially spoils an esthetics and harms convenience of operation.[3]

Release on the Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design market

On September 20, 2019 the HUAWEI company together with Porsche Design put on the market the smartphone of HUAWEI Mate 30 RS PORSCHE DESIGN.

Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design

According to the company, HUAWEI Mate 30 RS PORSCHE DESIGN is the fifth smartphone created in collaboration of brands, combines the high performance, advanced technologies and stylish design.

Equipped first-ever single-crystal processor HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G, the smartphone of HUAWEI Mate 30 RS PORSCHE DESIGN supports autonomous (SA) and nonautonomous (NSA) 5G network modes. The smartphone is equipped with the wireless system of charging HUAWEI SuperCharge and is issued in two color schemes – black and red.

Became HUAWEI Mate 30 RS PORSCHE DESIGN the first device which received updating of the operating system to EMUI10. Developed taking into account features of human perception, EMUI10 provides more comfortable user experience.

The combination of black and red is characteristic of many sports cars Porsche, and in the smartphone of HUAWEI Mate 30 RS PORSCHE DESIGN these colors are designed to emphasize two key characteristics – power and speed.

Handmade skin frames a vertical strip of glass on a reverse side of the device and together with a streamline shape of the body provides high ergonomics.

Handmade leather finishing – soft, but at the same time wearproof – is capable to sustain intensity of daily use. Each phone passes full test for durability and a possibility of long-term use that allows to guarantee long user experience.

The smartphone of HUAWEI Mate 30 RS PORSCHE DESIGN provides better user experience at the expense of the processor of HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G and the updated video filming opportunities. The SuperSensing Cine Camera system, includes 40 MT a movie camera, 40 MT the sensitive camera, 8 MT a telephoto lens and 3D - the camera.

In model of HUAWEI Mate 30 RS PORSCHE DESIGN the 4500 mAh accumulator, for high performance is installed. In the device the system of wire and wireless charging of HUAWEI SuperCharge which supports fast recharge of TÜV (German TÜV Safe Fast-Charge System Certified) is installed. The system of wireless recharge of HUAWEI SuperCharge with a power of 27 W and also HUAWEI SuperCharge with a power of 40 W give to users the chance safely and quickly to charge the device in any situation.

The announcement of Huawei Mate 30 — the first flagman Huawei smartphone without Google services

On September 19, 2019 Huawei provided the first flagman smartphone without Google services — instead of them the company offers users own app store. Because of sanctions which U.S. authorities inflicted on the Chinese company it faced restrictions when using the American technologies.

Though the new line which received  the name Mate 30 works running Android, it is about the open version of the operating systemAndroid Open Source Project (AOSP) in which Google applications are not used (Chrome, YouTube, Google Play, etc.) and which is free of charge available to everyone.

Huawei provided a line of the Mate 30 smartphones which became the first for the producer without Google applications

The Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro models are equipped with the Kirin 990 processor with modem 5G (not at all versions), the subscreen scanner of prints, a sensing technology of persons and support the systems of fast and wireless charging.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro has bent at the edges the OLED display with diagonal 6.54 inches, and "normal" Mate 30 is the 6.62-inch screen. Capacity of the rechargeable battery at the Pro-version is higher — 4500 against 4200 mAh.

In phone there are no usual buttons of inclusion and  volume  on each side: instead of them the virtual buttons on  both parties appearing by double clicking are used. In  an upper part of the screen notch in  which the front camera, two sensors forming depth camera, the camera for recognition of gestures  and also the sensor of lighting and  approach are mounted is located.

Mate 30budut are available in six flowers, the back cover at two models is made of imitation leather

For  Mate 30 are provided the superwide sensor on  16 Megapixels, the sensor on  40 Megapixels (ISO up to  204800), televik with  triple increase and  the sensor of laser focusing.

At  Mate 30 Pro are provided the superwide sensor on  40 Megapixels, wide on  40 Megapixels (ISO up to  409600, optical stabilization)  and also a telephoto-lens with  triple increase, the 3D sensor - depths and  double optical and  program stabilization.

Huawei Mate 30

Huawei Mate 30

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Apple iPhone 11

Apple iPhone X


OLED, 6,62, 2340x1080

Super LCD, 6,3’’, 2960х1440

LDC, 6.1’’, 1792х828

OLED, 5.8’’, 2436х1135


Kirin 990, 8 cores, up to 2.86 GHz

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 или Samsung Exynos 9

A13 Bionic, 6 cores

A11 Apple, 6 cores


40 + 16 + 8 and 24 Megapixels

12+12 and 8 Megapixels

12+12 and frontal TrueDepth

12 Megapixel + additional sensor and 7 Megapixels


8 Gbyte

6 Gbyte

It is not known

3 Gbyte

Flash memory

256 Gbyte

64/128/256 Gbyte

64/128/256 Gbyte

64/256 Gbyte


The slot of NM, up to 256 Gbytes




Comparison of Huawei Mate 30 with competitors, data of TAdviser

The cost of Huawei Mate 30  will be from 799 euros. The version  of Mate 30 Pro with  support of a 5G  will manage at the price from 1199  euros.[4]

Beginning of sales of Huawei Mate 20 X (5G)

On August 16, 2019 sales of the first smartphone with support of a 5G networks from Huawei company began. The Huawei Mate 20 X model (5G) can be purchased in China for 6200 yuans (about $880).

Innovation is created on the basis of the Huawei Mate 20X smartphone therefore uses its many characteristics, but there are also differences (in addition to presence of a 5G modem). First, Mate 20X (5G) has less capacious rechargeable battery (against 5000 mAh Mate 20X have 4200 mAh). But in a 5G version faster charging appeared (40 against 22.5 W).

The first went on sale of a 5G smartphone of Huawei - Mate 20 X (5G)

Besides, new phone was 1 gram heavier and 0.2 mm thicker. Its weight was 233 grams, and the sizes – 174.6 x 85.4 x 8.4 mm. Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) is offered only in a top configuration of memory which assumes 8 Gbytes of the RAM and the drive with a capacity of 256 Gbytes.

Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) the 7.2-inch OLED display with the resolution of 2244 x 1080 pixels received, the Android 9 Pie operating system with a corporate user cover EMUI 9.1 and the threefold main camera (40 Megapixels + 8 Megapixels + 20 Megapixels). the 8-megapixel telephoto lens has optical stabilization and can provide 3-fold optical increase in relation to the main module. The device is capable to record video with the resolution of 4K at 30 to / sec. or in the Full HD format with a frame frequency of 60 to / sec.

On the presentation of Huawei showed the speed of a 5G and compared it to 4G. Showed to Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) in the Speedtest application the average speed of loading 1735 Mbit/sec., and Huawei Mate 20 X with the 4G-modem – 9.4 Mbit/sec. In the return mode innovation was nearly twenty times faster too – 212 Mbit/sec. on average against 12 Mbit/sec.

The Chinese company developed a 5G modem independently (Balong 5000), as well as the processor (Kirin 980) which is the hardware cornerstone of the gadget.[5]

For Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) the Huawei M-PEN stylus at which it is provided the 4096th extents of clicking is also created.

Facebook prohibited Huawei to install the applications in smartphones from the plant

On June 7, 2019 it became known that applications Facebook will cease to be installed previously on smartphones Huawei because of sanctions which the American authorities inflicted on the Chinese company. In more detail here.

Huawei Mate X received 5G CE the certificate

On March 18, 2019 the Huawei company reported that the Huawei Mate X smartphone received the certificate 5G CE issued by TÜV Rheinland. It means that the smartphone is approved by Notifying body of the European Union.

"In comparison with the previous generation of technologies of communication and products, a 5G technology and devices became more difficult. Standards of certification tests in area 5G are constantly improved. In the future Huawei will continue to cooperate with TÜV Rheinland in the direction of certification of the communication equipment and in promotion of a 5G terminals for commercial application".

Bruce Lee, vice president of division of the mobile devices Huawei Consumer BG

Huawei Mate X it is equipped with a multiregime modem chipset of Balong 5000. This system on a crystal (SoC) is made on 7-nanometer process; supports standards 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G, according to Huawei provided the peak speed of loading to 4.6 Gbps in the range of Sub-6 GHz and support of both autonomous (SA), and nonautonomous (NSA) architecture of a 5G. Four 5G antennas which provides smooth data transmission and consistent reception of a 5G signal are built in the thin folding Huawei Mate X body, claim in Huawei.

The TÜV Rheinland company completely is responsible for process of CE certification of a 5G smartphones of Huawei. This type of certification of quality is obligatory in the European Union for the imported and sold products. Besides, CE is the obligatory identifier for hit of goods on the European market. Such marking means that products correspond to a number of directives in the field of wireless communication, security, electromagnetic compatibility, environment protection and health of users.

As noted in Huawei in order that Mate X passed all tests of CE certification at all stages of development, designing, design and output control, all necessary rules and restrictions were followed. As a result of the specification of the smartphone certifications of CE — on the radio-frequency range, electromagnetic compatibility, security, a specific absorption coefficient of electromagnetic energy (SAR) and on other aspects completely conform to strict standards.

The announcement of Mate X with the bending display for 2300 euros

On February 24, 2019 Huawei provided the smartphone with the bent  Mate X display. Its cost will be rather big — 2300 euros.

The device is completed with the 8-inch display the OLED display with   the resolution of 2480 x 2200 pixels which can develop (the mechanical hinge is called Falcon Wing) in the screen of 6.4 or 6.6 inches in size on diagonal with an aspect ratio 19.5  to 9 or 25  to 9 respectively. In  the second mode the screen becomes more extended because  engineers provided an overhang in  which three cameras (on 40, 16 and 8 megapixels), control buttons and some other components are located in a side part of the device. The maximum thickness of the device in the put status is 11 mm, in decomposed — 5.4 mm. It is at the same time possible to install two SIM cards.

Huawei provided the smartphone with the bending display for 2300 euros

Folding construction allows the built-in cameras to play a role as the main, and frontal, creating "revolutionary user experience in the photo", claim in Huawei.

Huawei Mate X was received by the 8-core Kirin 980 processor with the built-in 5G modem, 8 Gbytes of operational and 512 Gbytes of a fixed memory. The last can extend due to connection of replaceable drives with a capacity up to 256 Gbytes. Pair of rechargeable batteries with a capacity of 4500 mAh are responsible for a power supply. The producer says a possibility of fast charging — for 85% for half an hour. It is 600% faster, than the battery in the most expensive Apple smartphone (for February, 2019) — iPhone XS Max is charged.

Huawei Mate X was received by the 8-inch OLED screen

Huawei Mate X works under control of operating system Android 9.0 Pie, the complemented corporate user cover of EMUI 9.1.1. The fingerprint scanner is built in the power supply button on a side part of the device.

The smartphone will go on sale in the summer of 2019 at the price of 2300 euros (more than 170 thousand rubles at the rate of for February 25). The product will have only one coloring of the body — blue (Interstellar Blue).[6]


Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS

On October 17, 2018 the companies Huawei and Porsche Design provided the bonus smartphone Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS created jointly.

Genuine leather frames a glass panel with symmetrically located lenses of the threefold camera of Leica and LED flash. The rounded edges and the soft surface of the body provide high ergonomics. The leather processed manually used in finishing of the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS body has high strength and wear resistance at daily use, emphasized in Huawei.

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS smartphone

Designers of Porsche Design reduced the lower frame, having increased at the same time the screen size. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS smartphone will be issued in black and red colors. The model goes complete with a leather cover book.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS smartphone is constructed based on processor Kirin 980, created on technology process of 7 nanometers. Double neuromodule provides balance of high performance and energy efficiency even when processing resource-intensive tasks. In Kirin 980 high-performance cores are used based on Cortex-A76. They are supplemented by energy efficient cores of Cortex-A55 and the graphic module Mali-G76 providing the high performance and profitability in applications with saturated graphics, developers claim.

As noted in Huawei, the threefold camera of Leica, consists of the main module with the resolution of 40 MT, the module on 20 MT with an ultrawide angle lens of Leica and 8 MT of the module with a telephoto lens. The smartphone also supports the macroshooting mode allowing to photograph small objects from distance from 2.5 cm from a lens and to receive at the same time the accurate and detailed images.

The double module neural of calculations which is built in the Kirin 980 processor also OS EMUI 9.0 provide expanded support of functions and applications with elements artificial intelligence. Function HiVision provides to users the smart pocket encyclopedia capable to independently distinguish historical objects and works of art. Having directed the camera to a picture or a sight, the user receives the complete reference on this object, explained in Huawei.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS smartphone is equipped with the fingerprint scanner located under screen glass. Use of technology of dynamic measurement of pressure allowed Huawei to increase coefficient of successful operations and to increase the speed of recognition of prints by 30%. The smartphone also received function of an unblocking on 3D recognition of the person which allows to distinguish the user in only 0.6 seconds under different conditions of lighting, including complete darkness, claim in Huawei.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS smartphone with function of an unblocking on 3D recognition of the person

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS smartphone received the accumulator with a capacity of 4200 mAh supporting fast charging of Huawei SuperCharge with a power up to 40 W. As noted in Huawei, results of testings showed that the battery ensures independent operation of the smartphone during the whole day even at intensive use. The technology of fast charging Huawei SuperCharge allows to charge the battery for 70% in 30 minutes. The smartphone also supports technology of wireless charging Huawei Wireless Charger with a power of 15 W and is capable to charge other devices compatible to wireless charging of Qi, performing functions of the external accumulator.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS smartphone in a configuration from 8 GB the RAM and the built-in drive on 256 GB will be available for sale in Europe since November 16, 2018 at the recommended retail price of 1695 Euros, and the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS smartphone in a configuration from 8 GB the RAM and the built-in drive on 512 GB will be available at the price of 2095 Euros. The limited version in red color of the body will be on sale in China.

Huawei Mate 20 и Mate 20 Pro

On October 16, 2018 the presentation of flagman smartphones Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro took place. They received threefold cameras on the back, the fingerprint scanner under the display, wireless charging and the new memory cards nanoSD.

The main cameras of devices contain three sensors of the image: wide angle, ultrawide angle and telephoto. In a case with Huawei Mate 20 resolution of these sensors is 16, 12 and 8 megapixels, and at the Pro-version — 40, 20 and 8 megapixels.

The Huawei Mate 20 smartphone is equipped with the 6.53-inch flat TFT display and tear-shaped notch

The software with algorithms of artificial intelligence which is used for quality improvement of shooting before and after is provided in both tubes. A system will recognize over 100 scenarios of shooting and 5 thousand objects. And about 10 different objects in the picture will at the same time be recognized and optimized independently of each other.  The front camera is created by 24-megapixel.

 Available also fivefold optical zoom and  the FusionMind technology integrating four pixels together for the better personnel in twilight. The truth such "counter" was introduced for the first time in  P20 Pro.

When  shooting on  the "wide" module  the macroshooting mode is available. The smartphone it is possible to bring on  distance 2.5 cm  from an object and  in  parts to remove insects, flowers, etc.

Became Huawei Mate 20 Pro the second smartphone in the world with 3D - the recognition of the person and the fingerprint scanner which is built in the display

Hardware basis of smartphones it is selected by 7 nanometers processor Kirin 980, equipped with the graphic ARM Mali-G76 accelerator and the double module  of neural  calculations.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro was received by 6.39-inch AMOLED display with resolution capability   3120 x 1440 pixels. Other smartphone is slightly more — with the 6.53-inch screen of the Full HD format + (  2244 x 1080  points). Capacity of the rechargeable battery is 4200 and 4000 mAh respectively. The producer claims that it is possible to charge batteries from 0% to 70% all for half an hour.

Also wireless charging, but only in Mate 20 is supported. And the smartphone can not only be charged in such way, but also to charge other gadgets, for example, the smartwatch and phones. 

The dactyloscopic sensor at Mate 20 Pro is built in directly the display, but Huawei not the first company which implemented such solution. At Mate 20 such sensor was located on the back panel. Smartphones have the system of three-dimensional scanning of persons which also is not unique in own way. But the high speed of recognition — in only 0.5 seconds is declared.

In the new Huawei smartphones the compartment is applied to the memory cards nanoSD which succeed traditional microSD. Drives of new type differ in even more compact sizes. Devices are supplied with modules of wireless communication Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, NFC and symmetric port USB Type-C. There was a Wireless Easy Projection technology which allows to connect the smartphone to the monitor and to use it almost like the computer.

Smartphones work under control of operating system Android 9.0 Pie with a corporate user cover of EMUI 9.0. Stereoloudspeakers with support of Dolby Atmos technology are provided. Amount of RAM reaches 6 Gbytes at Mate 20 and 8 of Gbytes at Mate 20 Pro. Built in a flash drives have identical capacity in 128 Gbytes.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Huawei P10

Apple iPhone X


OLED, 6.39’’, 3120х1440

Super LCD, 6,3’’, 2960х1440

LDC, 5.5’’, 2560х1440

OLED, 5.8’’, 2436х1135


Kirin 980, 8 cores

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 или Samsung Exynos 9

Huawei Kirin 960, 8 cores

A11 Apple, 6 cores


40 + 20 + 8 Megapixels and 24 Megapixels

12+12 and 8 Megapixels

20 + 12 Megapixels and 8 Megapixels

12 Megapixel + additional sensor and 7 Megapixels


6 or 8 Gbytes

6 Gbyte

3 Gbyte

3 Gbyte

Flash memory

128 Gbyte

64/128/256 Gbyte

64/128 Gbyte

64/256 Gbyte


Is, nanoSD


Is, up to 128 Gbytes


Comparison of Huawei Mate 20 Pro with competitors, data of TAdviser

The Mate 20 Pro model is protected from influence of water and dust according to IP67 standard, and it means that phone can be dropped without effects in water on depth up to 1.5 meters within 30 minutes. By Huawei Mate 20 it is protected not so strongly — according to IP53 standard.[7]

Sales of Huawei Mate 20 Pro in the European market start on November 5, 2018. The cost of a product will be 1000 euros for the version from 6 Gbytes of operational and 128 Gbytes of a fixed memory. Black, blue, green and  gradient colors, as at P20 Pro will be offered users.

There is no information on terms of the beginning of sales and cost of the new flagman Huawei smartphones at the time of their announcement.

Huawei Mate 20 lite

On September 24, 2018 the Huawei company provided the Huawei Mate 20 lite smartphone – Mate Series line model.

Huawei Mate 20 lite it is equipped with 6.3-inch FHD+ FullView the screen with an aspect ratio 19:5:9. The back panel is executed of 2.5D of glass and the textured film creating 3D effect due to contrast of light and shade.

Huawei Mate 20 lite smartphone

The Huawei Mate 20 lite smartphone is equipped with two front and two main cameras with support of artificial intelligence. The double front camera from 24 MT and 2 MT by sensors. The main sensor is used for data acquisition of the image, and another – for obtaining information on depth of field. In the camera a system based on artificial intelligence which studied more than 100 million images is used and it is capable to recognize more than 500 scenarios in 22 categories. The smartphone automatically identifies different scenes and configures images as appropriate, providing effective result. Thus, users can focus on object search and the choice of the moment for shooting, without being distracted by settings of the camera, claim in Huawei.

According to the statement of the producer, the Huawei Mate 20 lite smartphone uses artificial intelligence technologies as well in the front camera which is capable to recognize more than 200 scenarios in eight different categories and as appropriate to optimize the picture due to settings of a configuration. Using special algorithms of ornament, a selfie turn out accurate and detailed regardless of illumination degree. At print preview of HDR in real time the user can see, the photo will look how exactly. In the smartphone the 3D Qmoji function and also five types of professional effects of lighting – for example, soft flash or production lighting – is implemented that allows to take natural and harmonious pictures.

In the Huawei Mate 20 lite smartphone processor Kirin 710 SoC RAM with a capacity of 4 GB and the corporate user interface EMUI 8.2 which supports big feature set for work, communication and entertainments is used eight-nuclear.

Huawei Mate 20 lite smartphone

According to information provided by the developer, Kirin 710 is the processor of Huawei executed on 12-nanometer technology process. Created especially for the Huawei Mate 20 lite smartphone, the Kirin 710 processor has for 75% a bigger capacity, than Kirin 659, and the graphic capacity of the processor is 1.3 times higher, than at the predecessor. In Kirin 710 four cores of Cortex A73 working at frequency of 2.2 GHz and four cores of Cortex A53 working at frequency of 1.7 GHz are used thanks to what the processor provides powerful and balanced performance. The smartphone is also equipped with two slots for SIM cards, both slots support work with 4G and VoLTE.

The Huawei Mate 20 lite smartphone is delivered with EMUI 8.2 cover based on operating system Android Oreo. The device, according to the developer, supports a set of functions using artificial intelligence, such as clever manager of photos who allows to select different categories of photos and to classify pictures. In the conditions of a large number of noise, Huawei Mate 20 lite will use artificial intelligence for noise reduction in the background. The user interface EMUI 8.2 is the personal digital assistant who remembers the user preferences.

For providing a progressive tense of independent operation in the Huawei Mate 20 lite smartphone the accumulator on 3750 mAh is used and also support of fast recharge of Huawei Quick Charge is implemented.

Huawei Mate 20 lite goes on sale on October 1, 2018 at the recommended retail price of 23,770 rub. The smartphone is equipped with 4 GB of operational and 64 GB of the internal memory and will be available in three flowers of the body: black, sapphire blue and platinum gold.

Porsche design Huawei Mate RS

On March 27, 2018 the company Huawei Consumer Business Group provided third generation smartphone Huawei of Porsche design Mate RS.

Among features of Porsche design Huawei Mate RS in Huawei noted the double fingerprint scanner located directly on the screen, the processor with support of artificial intelligence technologies, the threefold camera of Leica, 512 GB of the internal memory, the powerful battery with a capacity of 4000 mach.

Porsche design Huawei Mate RS smartphone

The Porsche design Huawei Mate RS smartphones are issued in black and red color.

Technical characteristics of Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS:

  • GSMLTE Сеть: /EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 МГц), UMTS/WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA (B1/2/4/5/6/8/19), TD-SCDMA (B34/39), FDD- (B1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/12/17/18/19/20/26/28), TDD-LTE (B34/38/39/40)
  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1
  • Display: 6", 18:9, 2880x1440 points, 538 ppi, OLED
  • Camera: threefold, a laser auto focus (2.4 m), double LED flash of different tones, the RGB sensor, Master AI, Huawei AIS, record of video 960 fps during 0.25 with
  • The first camera: color, 40 Megapixels, 1/1.7" sensor, f/1.8
  • The second camera: b/w, 20 Megapixels, f/1.6
  • The third camera: color, 3rd zoom, 8 Megapixels, f/2.4
  • Front camera: 24 Megapixels (hardware 24.8 Megapixels), fiksfokus, f/2.0
  • Processor: 4 cores x 2.36 GHz + 4 cores x 1.8 GHz, Huawei Kirin 970
  • Graphic chip: Mali-G72MP12
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Internal memory: 256/512 GB
  • Sound: stereoloudspeakers with Dolby Atmos
  • GPS GLONASS A-, , Beidou
  • Bluetooth 4.2LE, aptX HD, LDAC, HWA
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), 2,4/5 ГГц, Wi-Fi Direct
  • USB Type-C 3.1
  • Two slots of SIM
  • Fingerprint scanners: two, in the screen and on the back panel
  • Accumulator: 4000 mAh, Huawei SuperCharge, wireless gymnastics of 10 W
  • Protection: IP67
  • Sizes: 152.9х72.5х8.5 mm
  • Weight: 183 g[8]

The recommended price of Porsche design Huawei Mate RS devices is 1.695 EUR.

The USA closes the market from the Huawei smartphones

The initiative group of legislators suspected Chinese smartphones Huawei Mate 10 of an opportunity to keep shadowing users, reports the edition at the beginning of 2018 The Wall Street Journal. The group sent the letter to the Federal commission on communication USA in which it expressed concerns in what Huawei allegedly cooperates with a certain TV company and the Chinese intelligence agencies and also accused the Chinese producer of ignoring of the intellectual property rights.

In this regard one of the largest American mobile operators AT&T refused sales of the Huawei Mate 10 smartphones. According to different media, the transaction broke because of pressure of the commission on communication of the USA. As authors of the letter hinted, the transaction with AT&T can strengthen positions of Huawei in the market of the USA and eventually open a possibility of use of smartphones of the company by the American officials.

2017: Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro и Porsche Design

On October 16, 2017 the Chinese company Huawei provided the flagman Mate 10 smartphone equipped with enhanced capabilities of artificial intelligence and tools for corporate clients (the version of Mate 10 Pro).

Innovation received the 5.9-inch display with   the resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, contrast 1500:1 and a 96 percent scope of the NTSC color space.

Huawei Mate 10 was received by artificial intelligence

As a hardware basis the 10-nanometer eight-nuclear single-crystal Kirin 970 system with clock rate to 2.4 GHz, the graphic Mali-G72 MP1 accelerator and the integrated neural processor is used (Neural Processing Unit, NPU).

The last provides the so-called "parallel thinking" allowing to execute several tasks AI at the same time. Besides, the chip traces habits and as appropriate foresees actions of the user, saving resources and a charge of the accumulator.

Also an AI system will recognize a surrounding situation and helps the camera to set automatically the settings suitable for certain conditions of shooting. Besides, the processor allows to translate instantly the text (including on images) and a voice more than into 50 languages.

Huawei Mate 10 is positioned as the smartest smartphone in the world

Thanks to NPU the Chinese producer calls the new smartphone the most smart in the world.

Huawei says that Kirin 970 twice quicker than the chip in iPhone 8 and also 20% more effective and is more productive in terms of processing of graphics in comparison with solutions of Kirin of the previous generation.

The main camera Huawei Mate 10 contains two sensors of the image — f/1.6, 20-megapixel with a diaphragm, for monochrome shooting and 12-megapixel with "telephoto" - a lens (RGB). The Leica Summilux-H optics, double LED flash, a 2-fold hybrid zoom, phase and laser auto focuses, optical stabilization of the image and a recording capability of 4K-video are provided. The front camera uses a 8-megapixel array (f/2.0).

Huawei Mate 10 Pro has protection against water

The volume of an operational and fixed memory is 4 and 64 Gbytes respectively. Connection of the replaceable drives microSD with a capacity up to 256 Gbytes is possible.

The smartphone works running the Android operating system 8.0 Oreo added with a corporate user cover of EMUI 8.0 and a number of the functions focused on business users. In particular, it is about an intellectual partitioned mode of the working screen which will adapt under often used applications.

In the description of the Mate 10 Pro model the Huawei company uses such phrase as "a pocket desktop". Thanks to the new PC Mode mode the tube can be connected to the external monitor via the DisplayPort connector (it is not necessary to use an additional docking station) and to bring to the big screen the picture from the mobile device.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro it is supplied with corporate tools

In EMUI 8.0 there was a function which allows to use phone as a wireless mouse or the keyboard. Also presence at Mate 10 Pro of the platform for mobile device management with support of corporate Google services is noted.

In addition to the applications focused on the corporate sector, the Mate 10 Pro model differs from Mate 10 in larger display which besides is executed on OLED technology, other arrangement of the fingerprint scanner (behind whereas in Mate 10 the sensor is built in the button under the screen), protection against water and OZU increased up to 6 Gbytes and up to 128 Gbytes of a fixed memory. Both smartphones are powered from the accumulator with a capacity of 4000 mAh.

Huawei Mate 10

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Apple iPhone X


OLED, 6, 2160x1080

Super LCD, 6,3, 2960х1440

OLED, 5.8, 2436х1135


Huawei Kirin 970, 2.4 GHz, built-in neural processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 или Samsung Exynos 9

A11 Apple, 6 cores


20+12 and 8 Megapixels

12+12 and 8 Megapixels

12 Megapixel + additional sensor and 7 Megapixels


up to 6 Gbytes

6 Gbyte

it is unknown

Flash memory

Up to 128 Gbytes

64/128/256 Gbyte

64/256 Gbyte


Is, up to 128 Gbytes



Comparison of Huawei Mate 10 with competitors, data of TAdviser

Huawei Mate 10 will cost 700 euros, the Pro-version — 800 euros. Products will be available for sale in November, 2017.[9]

2016: Huawei Mate 9

On November 3, 2016 the Huawei company announced the flagman Mate 9 smartphone equipped with advanced cameras and the big display of high definition.

The hardware basis of innovation selects the single-crystal Huawei Kirin 960 system including eight computing cores with clock rate to 2.5 GHz, the i6 coprocessor and the eight-nuclear graphic Mali G71 accelerator. The volume of an operational and fixed memory is 4 and 64 Gbytes respectively. The last can extend by means of the replaceable drives microSD with a maximum capacity of 256 Gbytes.

By Huawei Mate 9 it is created in several color schemes

The display is characterized by the 5.9-inch diagonal, resolution capability 1920 x 1080 pixels, contrast 1500:1 and a 96 percent scope of the NSTC color space. The screen is covered with the cover plate bent at the edges (so-called effect 2.5D).

The main camera created in cooperation with Leica company consists of the 20-megapiselny monochrome module and the 12-megapixel color sensor, an optical system of stabilization of the image and two-color double flash. The camera uses a 2-fold hybrid optical zoom and a hybrid auto focus combining a laser, phase and contrast auto focus and also technology of measurement of depth. The front camera received a 8-megapixel array. Shooting of 4K-video is supported.

Huawei Mate 9 it is equipped with the double camera with 4K-video recording capability

Besides, phone received the fingerprint scanner, support of wireless communications 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS and NFC, the rechargeable battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh with support of function of fast charging and two slots for SIM- cards, one of which can be used for the memory cards microSD.

Huawei Mate 9 was received by the aluminum body

Dimensions of a product make 156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm, weight — 190 grams. The Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with a corporate cover of EMUI 5.0 is responsible for a program component. The tube is dressed in the all-metal aluminum body.

Huawei Mate 9 Note

Apple iPhone 6s

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)

Huawei Mate S

HTC One M9s


LDC, 5.9’’, 1920 x 1080

LDC, 4.7’’, 1334 x 750

Super AMOLED, 5,5’’, 1920 х 1080

AMOLED, 5,5’’, 1920 х 1080

LDC, 5’’, 1920 x 1080


Huawei Kirin 960, 8 cores, 2.4 GHz

A8 Apple, 2 cores, 1.4 GHz

8 cores, 1.6 GHz

Huawei Kirin 935, 8 cores, 2.2 GHz

MediaTek Helio X10, 8 cores, 2.2 GHz


20 + 12 Megapixels and 8 Megapixels

12 and 5 Megapixels

13 and 5 Megapixels

13 and 8 Megapixels

13 and 4 Megapixels


4 Gbyte

1 Gbyte

3 Gbyte

3 Gbyte

2 Gbyte

Flash memory

64 Gbyte

16/64/128 Gbyte

16 Gbyte

32/64 Gbyte

16 Gbyte


Is, up to 256 Gbytes



Is, up to 128 Gbytes

Is, up to 2 Tbyte

Comparison of Huawei Mate 9 with competitors, data of TAdviser

Huawei Mate 9 will be on sale at the price of 700 euros. Terms of emergence of the smartphone in Russia will be called later.[10]


Huawei Mate 8

On November 26, 2015 Huawei announced the flagman large-size Mate 8 smartphone. Innovation is controlled the eight-nuclear processor and can distinguish fingerprints.

Huawei Mate 8 has the 6-inch display with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a cover plate 2.5D, bent at the edges. Thanks to an ultrathin framework (2.7 mm) on each side of the display it occupies 83% of the space of a front surface of the phablet.

Huawei Mate 8 has the 8-core processor and the screen with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels

"Heart" of innovation is the single-crystal HiSilicon Kirin 950 system including four computing cores of ARM Cortex A72 with clock rate of 2.3 GHz and four 1.8-GHz ARM Cortex A53 and also the graphic Mali T880 accelerator and the LTE modem with support LTE Cat. 6 and VoLTE. Besides, the chipset contains the IntelliSense i5 coprocessor which is responsible for speech recognition, reproduction of music in a MP3, receiving and data processing from constantly switched on sensors and also position fix.

At the heart of the digital camera located behind the device the 16-megapixel sensor of the image Sony IMX298 with double LED flash, a phase auto focus and own chip of control of the camera lies. For a selfie and video communication the 8-megapixel frontal photomodule is provided.

Huawei Mate 8 it is equipped with the finger scanner of the round shape allowing to increase the area of fingerprint recognition by 10% and to accelerate this process in comparison with square sensors

The device will be completed up to 4 Gbytes of operational and 128 Gbytes of a fixed memory. Also digital content can be stored on the replaceable memory cards microSD with a capacity up to 128 Gbytes. It is possible to insert the SIM card therefore phone becomes dual SIM into the slot of microSD.

Huawei Mate 8 it is equipped with the finger scanner of the round shape allowing to increase the area of fingerprint recognition by 10% and to accelerate this process in comparison with square sensors, the producer claims.

Dimensions of a product make 157.4 x 80.7 x 8.4 mm. The tube supports such wireless communications as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1 LE and GPS. The phone tablet works under control of operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the corporate Emotion UI 4.0 interface and from the rechargeable battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh.

Comparison of Huawei Mate 8 with competitors, data of TAdviser

To Huawei Mate 8 it will be available in four coloring of the body at choice. Sales of innovation will begin in the first quarter 2016. At the time of its announcement the prices only for the Chinese market are known: the version from 3 Gbytes of OZU and 32 Gbytes which is built in a flash memory will cost $470, and top modification from 4 Gbytes of operational and 128 Gbytes of a fixed memory will cost $690. Also the release of limited batch of sets of Huawei Mate 8 with the special luxury version of hours of Huawei Watch Monarch is planned. The cost of this pair will be $1080.[11]

Huawei Mate S

On September 2, 2015 the presentation of flagman smartphone Huawei Mate S took place. It received a number of the technologies expanding possibilities of interaction of the user with the touch display.

The Huawei Mate S model is controlled the single-crystal Huawei Kirin 935 system including the graphic Mali-T628 MP4 accelerator and four computing cores of Cortex A53 with in clock rate of 2.2 GHz and four A53 with a frequency of 1.5 GHz. Amount of RAM is 3 Gbytes.

The Huawei Mate S smartphone is capable to distinguish force of clicking the display

The main camera of innovation locates a 13-megapixel array and optical stabilization of the image. There is a double LED flash. The frontal photomodule is created by 5-megapixel. For storage the flash drive which capacity depending on the version is equal 32 or 64 Gbytes is used. The slot for removable media of microSD with a capacity up to 128 Gbytes is present.

Special attention is deserved by the display. It is characterized with a diagonal of 5.5 inches, resolution capability 1920 x 1080 points, a cover plate of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and presence of the Force Touch sensor allowing to recognize force of clicking touch AMOLED panel. For example if stronger to touch it, it is possible to enlarge photos, to start the application in a certain area of the screen or just to weigh something. It is expected that such function will find broad application in applications of a corporate class.

The Huawei Mate S display has the advanced multi-touch interface which received the name Knuckle Sense 2.0. It allows to do gestures on the active screen, to quickly cut off images, etc.

Comparison of Huawei Mate S with main competitors, data of TAdviser

Besides, in a leader modules of wireless communication 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1 LE and GPS, the rechargeable battery with a capacity of 2700 mAh and operating Android system 5.1 Lollipop with the corporate Emotion UI 3.1 interface are used. There are a fingerprint scanner and two slots for SIM- cards.

Huawei Mate S will be on sale in white, golden, pink and gray colors of the body at choice. The cost of the smartphone will be 650 and 700 euros for versions from 32 and 64 Gbytes of a fixed memory respectively. Sales of innovation start in September, 2015.