The all-new Huawei Mate 20 Pro has now hit the shelves of Nepali market. The Mate 20 Pro is probably one of the most exciting devices to launch this year but this thing will cost you a fortune here in Nepal. A direct head to head competitor to Samsung’s ever famous Note series, the Mate 20 Pro comes with feature-packed hardware which somewhat justifies its premium price tag.
Barring the normal variant, the “Pro” variant of Huawei’s Mate series has always been catered to users who seek great performance overall. And the Mate 20 Pro is no different here, especially in that camera section. Talking about the camera, the device has a triple-camera setup at the back co-engineered by Leica. The trio comes with a set of 40MP Quad Bayer sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP 80mm f/2.2 telephoto lens, and a new 20MP ultra-wide f/2.2 lens which has been replaced in place of a usual monochrome sensor.
Despite a triple-lens setup resemblance to the P20 Pro, the new sensor is powerful enough to capture macro shots from just 2.5cm. And with the help of AI, the camera precisely detects the scene. Moreover, the chipset of the phone is so powerful that it avoids cloud computing to detect similar videos and produce sections to make a 10-second highlight reel.
The front, though, is just fitted with a single 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera that’s paired with a 3D face scanner for face unlocking feature. All these sensors are cramped in the notch, just for the sake of your convenience.
Just below that notch is a jaw-dropping 6.39-inch OLED display that’s curved similar to what you see on Samsung’s flagship. The beautiful screen manages out a resolution of 1440p and supports HDR content. Underneath the display is an optical fingerprint scanner that helps in reducing the chin, albeit a bit delay in reading speed. The in-display fingerprint scanner is also pressure sensitive.
Inside the phone is noticeably different from what you get on a usual phone. It’s a Kirin 980 chipset based on 7nm technology — the first of its kind in an Android device. The chipset is based on ARM’s new Cortex-A76 cores and is made up of 6.9 billion transistors. The new core is expected to improve the performance of the device by 75% and power efficiency by 58% in comparison to the Cortex-A73 cores in Kirin 970.
The octa-core processor is divided into two high performing Cortex-A76 cores, two medium Cortex-A76 cores, and four small A55 cores.
And about the storage; it comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The storage is expandable but only through a nanoSD card which is still not available in the Nepali market, unless Huawei provides it.
Powering all the needs and necessities is a humongous 4,200mAh battery that can be fast charged with a 40W power adapter provided in the box. The massive power adapter churns out the huge battery to 70% in just 30-minutes of charging. The phone also supports fast wireless charging with a 15W charging pad. But the device is not only limited to this but it rather charges your other phone as well, thanks to the Reverse Wireless Charging which makes the phone acts as a wireless powerbank. Meaning, you could charge your other device through the phone if it supports Qi wireless charging.
No 3.5mm headphone jack on this phone but it’s now IP68 certified, a step up from P20 Pro’s IP67.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Price in Nepal
All these fancy features are at one place but at final it all boils down to one question: what’s the price? Well, beautiful things come at a price and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is no exception. The phone is heavily priced at Rs. 1,29,900 in Nepal. The pricing is definitely on a higher side but if you have enough cash laying around, the phone is worth it in every aspect.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Specs Highlight
- Display: 6.39-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED display
- Resolution: 3120×1440 pixel; 538ppi pixel density
- Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 980 7nm chipset
- CPU: Octa-core(2 x 2.6GHz Cortex-A76 and 2 x 1.92GHz Cortex-A76 and 4 x 1.8GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9.0
- Memory: 6GB RAM, 128GB storage; expandable via nanoSD card up to 256GB
- Primary Camera: Triple camera setup; 40MP, f/1.8, 27mm wide sensor, 1/1.7-inch, PDAF/Laser AF + 20MP, f/2.2, 16mm ultrawide sensor, 1/2.7-inch, PDAF/Laser AF + 8MP, f/2.4, 80mm telephoto sensor, 1/4-inch, 5x optical zoom, OIS, PDAF/Laser AF
- Secondary Camera: 24MP, f/2.0, 26mm wide sensor
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4,200 mAh battery; Fast charging with 40W power adapter
- Price in Nepal: NRs. 1,29,900