Firmware Leaks Says Lot About Huawei Mate 20’s Kirin 980 and Wireless Charging


All thanks to @FunkyHuawei who shared the firmware files with XDA-Developers who then revealed a ton about the upcoming flagships and not just a flagship. According to XDA Developers, there will be three variants of Huawei Mate 20, the Mate 20 Lite, Mate 20, and Mate 20 Pro.

The firmware obtained was specifically for Mate 20, which spoke about everything that we needed to know about the device.

The Mate 20 is said to be the first Huawei flagship smartphone to have the HiSilicon’s Kirin 980 CPU (expected to be announced at IFA next month) built on a 7nm process. This chip is the most awaited one since the chip is said to have a 20% performance boost while also being 40% more power efficient than the current-generation Kirin 970. It is also said to have a max clock speed of 2.5GHz. All this stuff will add up to have some crazy performance shiznit!

In terms of battery capacity, the mate 20 is going to rock a 4200mAh battery. With the large battery, the screen will be also larger, it will have a 6.3-inch display while the Pro was previously rumoured to have a large 6.9-inch display. Considering the Honor Note 10 just launched with the same size display, this wouldn’t be totally implausible.

The files also show 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. Additionally, the Mate 20 appears to support wireless charging so we can likely expect Huawei to keep a similar glass back as on the Mate 10 and P20 lineups.

According to XDA, it was not able to get full firmware files for either of the other Mate 20 variants, but it was able to conclude that the Mate 20 Pro will have an in-display fingerprint scanner. Meanwhile, the Mate 20 Lite could be assumed to use the Kirin 710 CPU found on the Huawei Nova 3i – though this is purely speculative.

Finally, the three variants are expected to come with Android P 9.0 out of the box. Which would mean that EMUI would be on the same version number: 9.0.

Head over to the Source link to read the full report from XDA-Developers.

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