The launch of the Huawei Mate 20 is tomorrow and we will report live on the event in London to tell you everything you need to know about the new flagship device.

A large number of Huawei Mate 20 leaks have appeared on the web in recent months, which means that there is little left for the Chinese company to actually announce on October 16 - unless all rumors from Mate 20 are far away.

Updating: The launch event of the Huawei Mate 20 will take place tomorrow in London, England, and TechRadar will report live to bring you the latest news.

If you are ready for a large screen, a large battery and a hand cord, you have come to the right place. This is what we know so far about the Huawei Mate 20.

Cut to the chase
What is it? Huawei & # 39; s next flagship 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
Launch date Huawei Mate 20: October 16
Release date Huawei Mate 20: In the weeks after the launch
The launch date of the Huawei Mate 20 is October 16, and that's tomorrow, after the Chinese company has confirmed that it will organize an event in London on that date to announce its new Mate 20 series. Things do not come clearer than that, people.

The launch event of the Huawei Mate 20 starts at 2 pm BST (9 am ET, 6 am PT)

Huawei normally starts selling new items in the Mate range in November, most recently with the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro in November 2017, so there's a good chance that a few weeks will wait before you can buy the new one. get to know. devices.

If you are in the US, we would not expect you to buy it, as Huawei's recent handsets have not hit the United States.

The Huawei Mate 20 is definitely an expensive phone

Huawei mate 20 price
A leaked price for the Huawei Mate 20 suggests that it can cost about $ 855- $ 905 / £ 655- £ 700 / AU $ 1.210-AU $ 1.280, although it is based on a Swiss franc conversion, so it may not be correct.

That said, the renowned runner Roland Quandt says he expects that he will cost about 750 euros, which is approximately in line with the above prices.

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Huawei Mate 20 display and design
Perhaps the best design site so far is the form of a so-called official marketing image, which you can see below.

It shows a tear-shaped notch and a triple lens rear camera, both of which were already complained, but also shows a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, suggesting that only the Mate 20 Pro will get an in-screen camera, despite an early rumor pointing to the standard Mate 20 who also has one.

The same source as this image also says that the Mate 20 will have a 6.43-inch 1080 x 2244 LCD screen.

Credit: WinFuture / Roland Quandt

However, this is at odds with a large firmware leak from XDA Developers, claiming that the Huawei Mate 20 comes with a 6.3-inch AMOLED screen.

We have seen the 6.3-inch rumor surface for a second time after the code regarding the Mate 20 was found on the Huawei website, which also showed that the Huawei Mate 20 would have a Full HD + resolution.

We also saw leaked renders shared XDA developers, corresponding to the above image. Also note the existence of a headphone jack at the top of the phone.

We have also seen a leaked image that claims to show what looks like the front panel of the Huawei Mate 20.

The Mate 20 panel seems to show off a tear-shaped display recess, as shown above.

This can be the front panel of the Huawei Mate 20 (credit: SlashLeaks)

We expect the Huawei Mate 20 to come with a glass back - which allows wireless charging - but apart from that, we do not know much about the size, materials or colors that Huawei will choose.

Huawei Mate 20 specs and performance

The Huawei Mate 20 will package the new Kirin 980 chipset. Huawei confirmed this in a press release announcing that the 980 is the first 7nm silicon in the world to be used in an Android phone and that it will provide an octa-core setup.

Huawei claims that the Kirin 980 chip will offer 20% better performance and 40% better battery efficiency compared to its predecessor found in the P20, P20 Pro, Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro.

This is credible on the basis of an early benchmark, which shows that the Huawei Mate 20 beats every Android rival (although the iPhone XS is still at the top).

The Huawei Mate 20 is also expected to contain 6 GB of RAM in addition to 128 GB of storage space, but according to one source there may be other variants, with between 64 GB and 512 GB of storage.

It is likely that the Huawei Mate 20 will launch with Android Pie, because the Mate 20 is certified by the Eurasian Economic Commission with Android 9 Pie listed in the listing.

That said, the Huawei Mate 20 will likely have an Emotion UI 9.0 - an overlay specifically designed by Huawei for its devices.

Huawei Mate 20 battery

According to the firmware files found by FunkyDesign, the Huawei Mate 20 will be delivered with a 4,200mAh battery.

If this is true, it would make it larger than the battery in the Mate, so hopefully this translates as a longer battery life on the Huawei Mate 20.

The teaser sent to TechRadar

A teaser sent directly to TechRadar suggests that the Pro model will in any case have a larger battery than 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. That said, according to another leak, 4000 mAh is exactly what the standard Mate 20 model will get, so maybe you should go Pro if you want more.

For charging, it is rumored that the Mate 20 will also have wireless charging on board.

Huawei Mate 20 camera
Leaked images we have seen suggest that the Huawei Mate 20 may have a triple lens camera, albeit with a different lens arrangement for the Huawei P20 Pro.

But 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.

The Huawei Mate 20 can also boast 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're recording, and a Video Bokeh mode, with which you can blur the background in video & # 39; s.

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.

Huawei Mate 20 other functions
Although it is not a function as such, we have seen enough 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, however, you could also place the housing on the back of the Huawei Mate 20 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)