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The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has one of the best displays in the business. It uses a 6.39″ dual-curved Quad HD+ OLED panel that pushes a high pixel density of 538 pixels per inch (
Recently some Mate 20 Pro users have reported issues with their display. Some units are having a strange green bleeding around the edges and this appears to affect a small number of users in Malaysia.
When Huawei introduced its new Mate 20 series, it no longer supports microSD card expansion. Instead, they have introduced a new
If need more storage for your Mate 20 or Mate 20 Pro, you can buy the NM cards in Malaysia starting next week at Huawei Experience stores as well as their official online store.Read the rest of this entry »
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Huawei Mate 20 users, did you know that you get a reward membership with your device? The “Mate20 VIP” membership offers rewards from brands like Malaysia Airlines, Watches of Switzerland, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Palm Garden Golf Club and Auto Bavaria, to name a few.
In the years I’ve covered Huawei’s smartphone launches, their devices were always split between the photography-centric P series smartphones (P9, P10, P20) and the business-centric Mate series (Mate 8, Mate 9, Mate 10). But, this year, it looks like Huawei had a bit of an identity crisis when they unveiled the brand new Mate 20 series.
Gone were the monochrome colourways,” business” apps and “professional” marketing push. It was almost as if the Mate traded in its ornate cufflinks for a pair of SpongeBob socks. But, if what you’re looking for is a solid flagship smartphone to spend your year-end bonus on, does it matter?
Well, if my time with the Mate 20 Pro is any indication, that answer is no.
Since the very first model, the Huawei Mate series is always about having a large screen and a huge battery on a smartphone. In Huawei’s smartphone lineup, the Mate is positioned as a business phone while the P series is focused on photography.
When Huawei announced the P20 Pro with a large 6.2” FullView display and a massive 4,000mAh battery, the line that separates the two series is becoming less clear. Here’s what I think so far of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
Update: Huawei has reached out to us regarding this news to clarify on the matter. They said in a statement that the Mate 20 being used by the media and bloggers at the moment are considered “advanced release” versions which may run on firmware and applications that are different from the versions that will be made to consumers. Here is the statement published in verbatim:
The smartphone received by media and bloggers is an advanced release, and while it is intended to be reflective of the final device, the device, drivers, applications and operating system may differ when it is made available to consumers. The actual performance will vary, and will depend on numerous factors including product configuration, usage, software.
So it looks like, that this incident is an anomaly but one that Huawei is definitely taking very seriously. When the iPhone X was launched, it was the first mobile device to feature 3D face tracking and it too had a fair share of problems. Apple promptly fixed those issues and we’re expecting Huawei to be able to do the same as well.
The Mate 20 Pro features a very sophisticated 3D face sensing tech that consists of a dot projector, an RGB camera, a floodlight illuminator and an IR blaster. All this combine to scan and map your face allowing you to secure the device using your face as a password. Huawei claims that its 3D facial recognition is 100% better than the iPhone X — but is it? Recently, a couple of inquisitive gentlemen in Germany discovered a flaw in the Mate 20 Pro’s face unlocking feature. Here’s what happened…
It wasn’t that long ago when we had a conversation in the office about how smartphone makers always forced us to choose between having a large battery, or having really quick fast-charging. Even at the flagship-level, this choice was almost always being forced on us. And that wasn’t cool because if you’re going to be paying top dollar for a smartphone, it should have everything, right?
Well, it looks like Huawei thinks so too, because their latest flagship smartphone is the most convincing case in point I’ve seen, of a world where we don’t have to make that tough choice. A world where you can finally have your cake and eat it too.
The Huawei Mate 20 series is now available for pre-order in Malaysia and you can get it from as low as RM0 on Celcom’s postpaid contract. On top of that, they are also giving away a free TalkBand B5 (worth RM699) and a UE Boom 2 (worth RM725.50) while stocks last.
If you’ve been eyeing Huawei‘s brand new Mate 20 smartphones, there’s good news because now I can tell you how much you will need to pony up if you want to get one of these flagship devices in your hands. Huawei’s bringing all three Mate 20 devices into Malaysia, but they will be a little more pricey than you may expect.
UPDATE: Huawei Malaysia has revealed the official local pricing for the Mate 20 series. Click here to read more.
Samsung has shown their hand. Apple has shown their hand. Google has shown their hand. Now, it’s time for Huawei to show the world what they’re capable of with the company’s biggest flagship launch of the year. This is the Mate 20 series, and while it goes without saying that these are the most capable smartphones Huawei has produced yet, I think the bigger achievement here is that we aren’t looking at a simple “tock” update.
It’s a whole new smartphone. Well, three whole new smartphone, actually.