Huawei Mate 20 Pro – The unboxing

As this is Coolsmartphone, we haven’t rolled out our Huawei Mate 20 Pro review just yet because we like to review things in-depth. As is usual, we’ve put our main SIM into the device and we’re using it as our main phone, just as you guys would.

However, just ahead of the full review I can give you a sneak peak of the unboxing video. Earlier in the week we had a full hands-on video and you’ve no doubt had all the details on specs too.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is 8.6mm thick, weighs 189g and runs the very latest Android 9.0 Pie. Inside there’s a massive 128GB of storage but you can’t just whack in a microSD card for more space. Instead Huawei have an NM slot so you can put in one of their very own memory cards. It’s basically the same as a microSD card but smaller and is in fact the same shape and size as a nano SIM, so it can be used with the dual SIM tray on a Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro. Put one of those in and you get up to another 256GB of storage but they’re not as readily available as the traditional microSD’s at the moment.

But wait, I mentioned two phones there. You may notice that I’ve been talking about the Mate 20 Pro thus far. This has an impressive 6.39″ curved OLED display at 3120×1440 in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It has a wider notch that the Mate 20 too. This is because there’s advanced 3D depth-sensing wizardry in there. On the Mate 20 there’s a “dewdrop” notch but a bigger 6.53″ HDR screen running a 2,244 x 1,080 resolution in an 18.7:9 aspect ratio.

The camera on the back of the Mate 20 Pro certainly is very different from anything we’ve seen before – a 40 megapixel shooter, an 8 megapixel telephoto and a super wide-angle camera. All Leica optics and there’s a dual-LED dual-tone flash too. Up front, a 24 megapixel camera for your selfies.

It’s powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 980 (2 x Cortex A76 2.6 GHz + 2 x Cortex A76 1.92 GHz + 4 x Cortex A55 1.8 GHz) plus either 6 GB RAM on the 128GB storage model or 8GB RAM on the 256GB model.

Other kit includes dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, USB-C connectivity, fast wireless charging via the 4200mAh battery and.. hey let’s roll the video shall we eh ?