29 April 2019
It has been about a couple of weeks since Huawei unveiled the Mate 20 Pro smartphone at the global launch event held in London. During the keynote, Huawei talked about different aspects of the flagship including its camera performance but it avoided talking about DxOMark score. This score is something which used by OEMs to highlight their respective phone's camera quality to attract customers which is the reason it was surprising to see Huawei not following the suite. And now, we finally have an explanation for this unexpected move.
During the press conference held in Shanghai, Huawei revealed that it has no plans of releasing Mate 20 Pro DxOMark score in the near future because the score is too high. While the score still remains a mystery, it is definitely an interesting approach towards the smartphone camera marketing. It also means that the Huawei P20 Pro will continue to top the DxOMark smartphone camera list with a score of 109. Even the recently unveiled iPhone XS Max managed to score only 105 which made it take the second position in the table.
It is worth noting that the Mate 20 Pro essentially features the same triple camera setup as the P20 Pro. It means you will get a 40-megapixel wide camera with f/1.7 aperture, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture. There are certainly a few tweaks and under the hood image processing improvements which should have helped it score big on DxOMark.
As far as the actual DxOMark score for Mate 20 Pro is concerned, we will have to wait until Huawei decides to make it public.
- 6.39-inch Quad HD+ (3120 x 1440 pixels) AMOLED display with DCI-P3 and HDR10
- HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor with Mali-G76 MP10 GPU
- 6GB and 8GB of RAM
- 128GB and 256GB of internal storage
- 40MP wide camera with f/1.7 aperture, 20MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, and 8MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture
- 24MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
- 4200mAh battery with fast charging
- EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9 Pie