IFA2018 – Huawei Mate 20 lite announced

Meet the newly-announced Huawei Mate 20 lite. You can go and get one right now on the Huawei website. It’s going to set you back just £379 and it’ll be available from Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone and EE from October.

It’s billed as the “first look at the Huawei Mate 20 Series” and, strangely overlapping the hallmarks of their sister brand, Honor, they’re set to deliver “premium technology for less”.

It measures in at 75.3mm by 158.3 and is just 7.6 mm thick. It weighs 172 grams and will be available in black or blue. The screen, oh the screen, is a mahoo-sive 6.3″ and is a FHD+ 2340 x 1080, 409 PPI panel. It’s powered by a Huawei Kirin 710 octa-core + i7 microprocessor. That gives you 4 cores at 2.2GHz and another 4 at 1.7GHz alongside a Mali-G51 1 GHz unit.

Sure, it might be called “Lite”, but this doesn’t appear to be a slouch in the specs. It runs Android 8.1 and has 4GB RAM with 64GB of storage and a microSD card for more space. It also gets 4G connectivity, a 3.5mm jack port, Bluetooth 4.2, dual-band WiFi, GPS and NFC plus a 3750 mAh battery.

The cameras at the back are a dual-shooter setup. One 20 megapixel plus a 2 megapixel with F/1.8 aperture and autofocus (PDAF and contrast focus). At the front though, there’s two more. A 24 megapixel and 2 megapixel with an F/2.0 aperture, albeit with fixed focal length.

We’re here live in Berlin with our IFA 2018 coverage and we’ve managed to grab a quick hands-on with the device…

Head on down for the full press release. You can also hit the Huawei website for more. This phone has AI capability, improved battery life, improved performance, quick charge and a great camera setup.