The launch date of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is tomorrow, October 16, and we will report live on the event in London.

Although nothing has been officially confirmed, a huge amount of Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaks has occurred, suggesting that the specifications include a triple camera range on the back and a built-in fingerprint scanner on the front.

It means that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is perhaps the most premium mainstream smartphone of the company, and that in itself is exciting.

Updating: The launch of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is October 16 - that is tomorrow - and we have the latest news about the new handset.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro will appear next to the Huawei Mate 20, which is reportedly a slightly less premium version of the handset - similar to the Huawei P20 and the P20 Pro, with the latest with the more impressive specifications list.

Here is everything we know so far - and it is a lot.

Cut to the chase
What is it? Huawei & # 39; s next premium phablet
When is it out? Announced on October 16, 2018, probably shortly thereafter
What will it cost? Probably more than £ 799 (about $ 1,110, AU $ 1,450)
Release date Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Launch date of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro: October 16
Release date Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Late October / early November probably
The launch date of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is October 16, and if you're not careful, that's tomorrow!

What we do not know yet is the release date of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. We expect from Huawei that the Mate 20 Pro will be in the coming weeks.

It will not take too long to give the Mate 20 Pro to consumers, with the Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, LG V40, Razer Phone 2 and OnePlus 6T all arriving at the same time.

In the past, Huawei started selling its new Mate range in November - including the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro - which may mean that you have to wait a bit longer before you can pick one up.

If you're in the US, we would not count on you buying the Mate 20 Pro, as Huawei's recent handsets have not hit the United States.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro price
According to one source, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro could cost about $ 1,050- $ 1,110 / £ 810- £ 850 / AU $ 1,500-AU $ 1,570, which would be a lot, but that is based on a Swiss Francs conversion, so probably it is not entirely accurate.

Another source has suggested that at the very least (and we have the bit at least bit) costs 850 euros (about $ 980 / £ 750 / AU $ 1,380), so maybe a bit less, but not a lot of. In other words, this is definitely an expensive phone.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro display and design
One of the most exciting Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaks is the one that suggests that the device will contain an in-display fingerprint scanner.

From an early rumor suggesting the standard Mate 20 with a built-in fingerprint scanner, to leaked firmware data published by XDA developers and more recent renders showing no sign of a scanner on the screen - it's almost sewn to be on the Huawei offered Mate 20 Pro.

We have even seen an image now that shows the scanner component itself.

Industry sources claim that the phone will use a Qualcomm ultrasonic scanner, which can work if it is greasy or wet. It is also a credible claim, since the super-premium Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design has an in-screen scanner.

The claim of an in-screen scanner is also seen in images of the front panel, with a curvy design and a large notch that apparently houses a 3D-detecting camera for face recognition.



This can be the front of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. (credit: digi.tech.qq / Weibo)

We have since seen another series of photos that allegedly show the front of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and that match the above, and that give us a look at the settings screen, suggesting that the phone has 128 GB of storage space has.

Of course, other sizes can also be available. The images (which you can see below) also show that the phone has NFC - although we would be surprised if this was not the case.



This could be another look at the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. (credit: Weibo)

We also heard that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro can have a 6.9-inch OLED screen, as the company is apparently trying to sample screens of that size from Samsung Display for use in a smartphone. That would make the Huawei Mate 20 Pro the largest regular phone so far.

We have seen the 6.9 inch rumor window for a second time after the Huawei Mate 20 Pro code was found on the company's own website, which also showed that the Mate 20 Pro would come with a QHD + - resolution.

We have also seen more leaked images that claim to show what the front panel of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro appears to be.

The panel appears to have curved edges of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 style and a clearer iPhone XS-inspired notch that allegedly houses a 3D face scanner, matching the leaked images above.

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The leaked front panel of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro (credit: SlashLeaks)

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And is that a heavily misplaced Huawei Mate 20 Pro in the person's arm? (credit: SlashLeaks)

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Maybe, but it does have a fingerprint cutout (credit: SlashLeaks)

We expect the Huawei Mate 20 Pro to have a glass - which should ensure wireless charging - but apart from that, we do not know much about the size, materials or colors that Huawei will choose.

A strange function that appears in an image is an unidentified detail on the bottom panel of the phone. You can see this below. It does not seem to be a button or logo, but could it be a loudspeaker at the front? We are not sure yet.



What is the mark below the screen? (credit: Roland Quandt)

Of course we take the image itself with a pinch of salt, especially given the elongated appearance of the phone, but it comes from a reasonably reliable source and can simply be a matter of perspective.

More recently, we have seen the leaked photo 's below, claiming to be the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. You can see the layout of the reversing camera and the wider notch on top.



Is this the Huawei Mate 20 Pro? (credit: SlashLeaks)

Here is the Huawei Mate 20 Pro packed in a case, but the leaks seem real enough, and it seems to fit with an even more recent visual leak that shows the front and back of the handset in three colors.

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These colors include the Twilight shade that we saw for the first time on the P20 series, which shifts from blue to purple. It is a color that has reappeared in another leak, so it is likely that it will return.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro specs and performance
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro will package the new Kirin 980 chipset. Huawei confirmed this in a press release announcing that the Kirin 980 will be the world's first 7nm silicon and will have an octa-core setup.

Huawei claims that the Kirin 980 chip will deliver 20% better performance and 40% better battery efficiency than its predecessor (in the P20, P20 Pro, Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro).

That chipset can be very powerful if you believe an early benchmark. The multi-core score of 10,318 is higher than that of an Android device, but lower than that of the iPhone XS.

The benchmark also refers to 6 GB of RAM, although an entry in the TENAA (a certification authority) for the phone suggests that it can come in both 6 GB and 8 GB versions, with up to 512 GB of storage.

It is also to be expected that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro will be launched with Android Pie - the latest version of the Google operating system - after it has been certified by the Eurasian Economic Commission, stating Android 9 Pie.

But even without that evidence, we would expect them to do it as it is now and a flagship will probably not use old software. That said, the phones will probably have an Emotion UI 9.0 - an overlay specifically designed by Huawei for its devices.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro battery
One of the main focal points for the Mate series is the long battery life, and we fully expect the Huawei Mate 20 Pro to follow this trend.

According to the firmware files found by FunkyHuawei, the Mate 20 will come with a 4,200 mAh battery, and we expect the same (if not bigger) in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

Last year's Mate 10 Pro had the same battery of the same size as the Mate 10 (at 4.000mAh) and although rumors of a slight increase in capacity would seem logical this time, we would not be surprised to see that Huawei is trying extra mAh to squeeze in the Mate 20 Pro.



The teaser sent to TechRadar alluded to a huge battery in the Mate 20 Pro

A teaser sent directly to TechRadar suggests that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro can pack a huge battery compared to previous generations of handsets.

There is no clear sign of how big the battery will be, but as you can see in the diagram above, the company makes it clear that it will be larger than 4.000mAh.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro camera
Multiple Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaks point to a setup with a triple camera on the back of the handset, with the three lenses in a raised square protrusion and a flash.

We also have an idea of ??some of the new camera functions, because a breakdown of the APK has revealed that there may be an underwater shooting mode.

In addition, there may be an AI zoom (which automatically adjusts the zoom setting to keep the subject focused), an AI cinema mode, which adds filters to video while you are recording, and a Video Bokeh mode, with which you put the background in videos.

These are all found in the official Huawei software, so it is being worked on, but it is not a definitive software, so they may not all be supported in the end.

It also seems that the camera of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the best ever on a smartphone, at least according to one source, because a leak suggests that the phone has a DxOMark score of 116.

DxOMark is a respected camera test site and the previous highest score for a smartphone was the Huawei P20 Pro with 109.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro other functions
An additional feature that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro can offer is the ability to identify you based on your voice, giving you another way to unlock the phone (along with any in-screen fingerprint scanner and probable face recognition).

Although it is not a function as such, we have also seen sufficient evidence that Huawei & # 39; Freebuds 2 Pro & # 39; wireless earbuds could launch alongside the Mate 20 range, and the company can even take the buttons.

Leaked images (which you can see below) have shown the AirPods-inspired buttons, and we've also learned that they can offer a battery life of three hours, as well as an enclosure that can keep them cheering for 20 hours.

If you have to recharge the housing, this can apparently be done on a wireless charging mat or via USB-C. Interestingly, you can also place the phone on the back of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and use your phone as a charging mat.

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The Freebuds 2 Pro and their charging cassette. (credit: Roland Quandt)

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View the charging case closer. (credit: Roland Quandt)