Huawei launches Mate 20 Pro for INR 69,990 in India


Huawei Consumer Business Group, India has unveiled the most highly anticipated device of the year – the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, which will set a new bar for Smartphone performance in 2018.

Delivering the best-in-class on device AI experience, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the perfect example of strength and style representing the pinnacle in mobile luxury and innovation. The smartphone is powered by Huawei’s densest and highest performing system on chip (SoC) to date—the Kirin 980.

Manufactured with the advanced 7nm process, the SoC offers improved performance, better battery efficiency and a smoother user experience. The smartphone comes with the world’s first 40W HUAWEI Super Charger that can charge the phone’s long lasting 4200 mAh battery to 70% charge in 30 minutes.

The Matrix Camera System includes Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens that lets users not only capture wider, but also closer with its new macro distance capability allowing users to capture pictures from a distance of 2.5 cm. In line with its commitment to set new standards in customer experience and bring meaningful innovation- Huawei has partnered with Dolby to create an amazing mobile entertainment experience with breathtaking, moving audio. Huawei has also partnered with Microsoft to provide fully neural on device translations using the Microsoft Translator app for access to faster online and quality offline translations.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro features key contributions from the Huawei India R&D team- allowing for several localized capabilities. It features the recently launched EMUI 9.0 based on Android Pie that has been developed from a commitment of creating an enjoyable, consistent and simple user experience. Huawei’s EMUI 9.0 is created to “enable a quality life” with digital balance. HiVision – a new feature debuting with EMUI 9.0 recognizes classical art, popular landmarks and can translate text of a range of languages.

Commenting on the launch of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro in India, Wally Yang, Senior Product Marketing Director, Huawei Consumer Business group, said, “Huawei is introducing cutting edge and high performance devices globally. We are excited to launch the most powerful and intelligent Mate ever – Mate 20 Pro for the Indian customers. India is a key market for us and it is our constant endeavor to create value for our Indian customers, offering the most innovative smartphone technology and luxury design as a differentiator in the market. We are focused in creating an elite ecosystem of industry visionaries to offer products that meet the lifestyle needs of people by providing distinctive user experience.”

“Huawei devices have resonated with consumers in the Indian market because of our commitment and focus on quality, innovation and user experience. In the last couple of months, we have grown significantly in the market and the launch of Mate 20 Pro will usher in the era of intelligent smartphones in India. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is designed to empower consumers with its higher intelligence, unparalleled battery life and powerful camera performance” he added.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro features a dynamic interplay of industry-leading hardware and advanced software that work together to keep users a step ahead. It offers consumers a compelling combination of powerful AI, flagship performance, longer battery life, advanced security, a greater videography experience, and more—all wrapped in a sophisticated flowing design.

Ultimate Performance and Battery Life

The SoC at the core of smartphones has a determining factor in a device’s performance and efficiency. Kirin 980 is manufactured with the cutting-edge 7nm technology process, the SoC fits 6.9 billion transistors within the size of a fingernail. Compared to Kirin 970, Kirin 980 is 75 percent more powerful. Mali G76 GPU is 46 percent more powerful and Dual NPU that is 226 percent more powerful. Furthermore, the efficiency of the components has also been elevated: the CPU is 58 percent more efficient, GPU is 178 percent more efficient, and the NPU is 182 percent more efficient. The Kirin 980 is the world’s first commercial SoC to use the Cortex-A76-based cores. Huawei has innovatively designed a three-tier architecture that consists of two ultra-large cores, two large cores and four small cores. This grants the CPU the flexibility to allocate the optimal amount of resources to heavy, medium and light tasks for unprecedented levels of efficiency, simultaneously improving the performance of the SoC while enhancing the battery life. The Kirin 980 is also the industry’s first SoC to be equipped with Dual-NPU, granting it higher On-Device AI processing capability to support any and all AI applications.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the world’s first smartphone to support the 4.5G LTE Cat. 21 standard, allowing consumers to experience download speeds of up to 1.4Gbps. It also supports the world’s fastest WiFi connection speeds–2GB footage requires only 10 seconds to download. The top-end flagship also supports dual-band (L1+L5) GPS positioning technology. The AI GPS Satellite Selection technology enhances the positioning accuracy across a wide range of scenarios.

Besides superb performance, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro also features groundbreaking improvement on battery life. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro houses a large, high-density 4200mAh battery, and supports 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge, which gives the device 70 percent charge in 30 minutes. The safety of the technology is certified by TÜV Rheinland.

Moreover, Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports 15W HUAWEI Wireless Quick Charge, the industry’s fastest wireless charging solution, and Wireless Reverse Charge, which enables the device to work as a power bank for selected electronic devices supporting wireless charging.

Matrix Camera System

Building on the foundation of HUAWEI P20 Series’ camera system, Huawei augmented the Huawei Mate 20 Pro with a powerful addition—16mm Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens. This wider perspective creates a sense of spaciousness and a three dimensional effect to the images. The new camera system also supports macro distance, which produces crisp images of objects that are placed as close as 2.5cm from the lens. The added ultra-wide angle lens and macro support completes the feature set of the camera system, elevating it to a truly all-round camera that is ready to capture any and all action. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is equipped with a 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra wideangle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. Together, the trio of lenses supports a wide range of focal lengths (equivalent to the performance of a 16-270mm zoom lens), enabling it to mimic the results from professional cameras.

Huawei is leveraging the powerful AI processing capabilities so that the upcoming Mate series smartphone will be able to be used for professional filmmaking. The Mate 20 lineup will feature pre-set modes such as AI Colour, Vintage, Fresh, Suspense and Background Blur. Additionally, AI Spotlight Reel identifies clips with a shared theme and auto-generates a montage, made entirely of highlights.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports 3D Face Unlock which securely authenticates users within 0.6s at a false acceptance rate of below 1/1,000,000. Using the 3D Depth Sensing Camera System located at the front, the two devices can accurately read the facial features of a subject and recognize even small details.

EMUI 9 Enables a Quality Life

The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series comes with EMUI 9.0, a smart operating system based on Android P. Through AI self-learning algorithms, an integrated and granular resource allocation system, and a highly optimized Android environment, EMUI 9 delivers an “evergreen” experience—it remains smooth even through extended use.

EMUI 9.0 incorporates a unified, ergonomic design and a streamlined settings menu. The new gesture navigation support allows users to effortlessly interact with their devices using just taps and swipes. It also introduces new AI features that enable the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series to perform or enhance a range of tasks from object identification to food calorie counting. Using 3D Live Object Modeling, consumers can even create a fun digital avatar to dance or interact with.

As a key pillar supporting Huawei’s all-connected, all-scenario ecosystem, HUAWEI Share 3.0 delivers a revolutionary improvement in device interconnection, allowing users to transfer files between smartphones and PC.

Futuristic Design

The grace of natural elements is captured on the design of the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series. In particular the Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s 6.39-inch curved AMOLED has a chassis that is curved on all eight sides—a marvel to behold, and a pleasure to hold in the hand. For the Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 20 RS, Huawei and Porsche Design ingeniously combined race track elements with premium materials to create a device that exudes elegance and offers a firm, ergonomic grip.

The Matrix Camera array on the back of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro features a four-point design with the three cameras and sensor encircled in a polished metal frame, producing an avant-garde look that is both bold and distinct. The flagship series comes in a new Emerald Green color, which is as brilliant as its namesake gemstone. The Hyper Optical Pattern on the glass back uses a complex hairline pattern to produce an iridescent effect that is not only highly durable, but also makes the device easy to grip and fingerprint resistant. The devices retain a clean look even when they have been used extensively


Online offers

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is available online exclusively on Amazon starting Midnight on December 3,2018 for Prime Members and Midnight on December 4, 2018 at INR 69,990 for regular customers.

Additionally, the Mate 20 Pro will be available as part of a bundle along with the Sennheiser PXC 550* for a special cost of INR 71,990, for the early bird customers.

Retail offers

Reinforcing its commitment to the market, Huawei will also kick start its offline presence with Croma for the Mate 20 Pro to offer its consumers with an unparalleled hands on experience. The Mate 20 pro will be available across Croma stores in key metro cities starting December 10, 2018. Huawei CBG India will provide its customers with many exiting offers as part of its offline retail strategy starting with a bundled offer price of INR 71,990 for early bird customers in which customers will get the Mate 20 Pro along with the latest Sennheiser PXC 550*.

Telecom partner offers

Postpaid users will get 20% bill rental discount per month for 12 months on Red/Nirvana Postpaid rental plans of Rs.499 and above. A special offer is also applicable exclusively for Vodafone Idea limited customers whereby they can avail 1.1 GB data per day for 12 recharges /months for recharges worth INR 199.