Huawei and Vodafone Unveils HUAWEI Mate 20 Series

One of the most highly anticipated smartphone series of the year, HUA­WEI Mate 20 Series is available now in the market. Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) New Zealand and Vodafone
24 Nov 2018 11:00
Huawei and Vodafone Unveils HUAWEI Mate 20 Series
The next evolution in the HUAWEI Mate Series, the Mate 20 Series includes the most innovative devices to date. Huawei Technologies (NZ) Co. Ltd, Consumer Business Group Sales Manager Wendy Mansell with Vodafone Fiji Chief Marketing Officer, Rajnesh Prasad Photo: Maraia Vula

One of the most highly anticipated smartphone series of the year, HUA­WEI Mate 20 Series is available now in the market.

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) New Zealand and Vodafone Fiji have proudly partnered to bring the latest technology to Fiji.

The next evolution in the HUAWEI Mate Series, the Mate 20 Series includes the most innovative devices to date.

The launch was held at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel on Thursday night.

Designed with the industry’s most powerful and sophisticated process technology, the lat­est Huawei flagship devices set a new bar for smartphone manufacturers.

Evolution of technology

Vodafone Fiji Chief Marketing Officer, Ra­jnesh Prasad said: “We are very delighted to be the first to unveil yet another impressive device with our partners; Huawei in the Fiji market.

“With the ever-increasing rate of digital nomads, smart device adaptation, machine to machine connectivity, the consumers’ ap­petite for on-the-go connectivity and capacity remains high. We have to remain relevant to the market in delivering the latest in prod­ucts and services to manage this demand from consumers.

“The evolution of mobile phones has dra­matically changed from just being a commu­nication device to now being more digitally focused with connection to the internet of things and endless opportunities in various spheres of the consumer and business scope.

“We are stepping ahead to offer our custom­ers the flexibility to integrate their business­es with the convergence of technology in the many areas of business and consumer opera­tions, into designed solutions accessible with the touch of their fingers.

“With the increased movement towards cashless societies, we need to ensure that we are not far behind.

“Mobile commerce is yet another huge extension in the mobile communications sphere for business transactions and opera­tions in the Fijian market.

“This very device is becoming the center of everything that we do be it communication, information, entertainment or payments.

“I would like to acknowledge our partners and dealers in channeling our products and our customers for your never-ending trust in Vodafone.

“We are yet to see some of the sensational transformations as they unfold in the realm of mobile communications.

“The future is definitely exciting and to­gether we stand ready for the exciting times ahead.

“In partnership with Huawei, today we de­liver yet another first for Fiji with the launch of Huawei’s latest edition,” Mr Prasad said



  • Huawei’s highest performing system on chip (SoC) to date—the Kirin 980. Manu­factured with the advanced 7nm process incorporating the powerful Cortex-A76-based CPU and Mali-G76 GPU, the SoC of­fers improved performance and an unprec­edented smooth user experience.
  • New 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge, 15W HUAWEI Wireless Quick Charge and large batteries work in tandem to provide users with the best battery life and gives the de­vice 70 percent charge in 30 minutes
  • Matrix Camera System, which includes Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens that lets us­ers not only see wider, but also closer with its new macro distance capability.

The camera system adopts the iconic Four-Point Design giving the device a unique visual identity that is recognisable even at a distance.

  • Hyper Optical Pattern on the glass back plays with light and shadows, producing an iridescent optical effect that is immedi­ately captivating.
  • Android P-based EMUI 9 operating sys­tem, on which consumers can enjoy all productivity and entertainment features easily and conveniently with a few simple taps and swipes.

Available in 6.53-inch and 6.39-inch pre or­ders for the HUAWEI Mate 20 (Black) and Mate 20 Pro (Emerald Green).

“Smartphones are an important entrance to the digital world,” aid Richard Yu, chief executive officer of Huawei CBG

“The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series is designed to be the best ‘mate’ of consumers, accom­panying and empowering them to enjoy a richer, more fulfilled life with their higher intelligence, unparalleled battery lives and powerful camera performance.

Matrix Camera System

Building on the foundation of HUAWEI P20 Series’ camera system, the HUAWEI Mate 20 is equipped with a powerful addi­tion—16mm Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens.

This wider perspective creates a sense of spaciousness and a three-dimensional ef­fect to 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.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro has a 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra wide-angle 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.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series features an AI Portrait Color video mode.

Using AI, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series can isolate human subjects and desaturate the colors around them to dramatically high­light the person.

AI Spotlight Reel identifies clips with a shared theme and auto-generates a mon­tage, made entirely of highlights.

HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro also supports 3D Face Unlock. The solution quickly and 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 recognise small details.

Ultimate performance and battery life

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, the latest chipset is equipped with CPU that is 75 per cent more powerful, GPU that is 46 per cent more powerful and NPU that is 226 per cent 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 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 supports the world’s fastest Wi-Fi con­nection speeds–2GB footage requires only 10 seconds to download.

The Mate 20 Pro 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.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series 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 per cent charge in 30 minutes.

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.

EMUI 9 optimising performance

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 optimised 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.

Futuristic design

As an expression of the HUAWEI Mate Series DNA, all devices carry a FullView display with a high screen-to-body ratio.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro’s chassis is curved on all eight sides – creating a sleek and aesthetically pleasing design.

The Matrix Camera array on the back of the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series features a four-point design with the three cameras and sensor encircled in a polished metal frame.

The flagship series comes in a new Emer­ald Green colorway.

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.

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