Huawei has suddenly gone live with its flagship phone of the year, the Mate60 Pro.
Whether it is a 5G version, there is no accurate official information. However, according to the speed test pictures on the Internet, the upstream and downstream rate has come to the 5G standard (582Mbps download, 115Mbps upload), presumably using a domestic 5G baseband.
The processor model of the Huawei Mate60 Pro is also undetermined, with multiple images showing it to be a Kirin 9000s. A tipster who's had hands-on time with the real thing claims it's an overclocked version of the Kirin 9000.
Moving on to the device, the symmetry of the centre-axis has always been a signature aesthetic of the Mate series, and the Mate60 series is no exception, with the lens module returning to the highly acclaimed 'star ring' design of the Mate40 series.
As seen in the product image, the 'star' has become larger, and the text in the centre of the circle has been changed from 'Leica' to Huawei's own imaging brand 'XMAGE'.
"There are three lenses on the 'Star Ring': a 50MP ultra-optical main camera (F1.4~F4.0 variable aperture, OIS optical stabilisation), a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera (F2.2 aperture), and a 48MP ultra-macro-telephoto camera (F3.0 aperture, OIS optical stabilisation), which supports autofocus.
The sensor model and focal length of the telephoto lens are not known at this time. From the side view, the lens bulge is noticeable, but not as exaggerated as the Xiaomi Mi 13 Ultra, and combined with the 225 grams weight, the Mate60 Pro does a good job of balancing the feel with the stack.
Interestingly, the back has a patchwork of materials. About two-thirds of the upper part is made of vegan leather, while the remaining part is speculated to be metal. It's visually more nimble, lively and youthful, undermining the 'business-like' feel that the Mate series has always had.
Four colours are currently available on the website: Yadan Black, Yachuan Green, White Sand Silver and Nannuo Purple. The texture of Yachuan Green is the most special, which is officially inspired by the Yarlung Zangbo River in Motuo County, Tibet, and resembles an abstract Chinese landscape painting.
Returning to the front, the Mate60 Pro's "Spiritual Multi-Island" is particularly eye-catching. It contains a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (F2.4 aperture) and a 3D deep-sensing camera.
That's right, with the 3D Deep Sensing Camera, smart features such as 3D face unlock, AI spatial control, Smart Payment, and Gaze without turning off the screen, have returned on the Mate60 Pro.
In addition, the Mate60 Pro's screen is made of second-generation Kunlun glass, which is resistant to falls, and also has an equal-depth quad-curved design that ensures a sense of touch and view. (If you have used the P60 Pro, Mate X3, I'm sure you will be impressed with the sliding, gripping feel of the edges of the quad-curved screen.)
In addition to the exterior design and imaging configuration, the Huawei Mate60 Pro also brings major upgrades in terms of communication. Huawei claims it's the world's first mass smartphone to support satellite calls.
The first is support for making and receiving satellite calls without a terrestrial network, as well as the ability to freely edit satellite messages and select multiple location information to generate a track map, adding a safeguard for extreme travelling conditions.
Secondly, it is equipped with "Rhinoceros Communication" technology, through the carefully designed antenna and AI algorithms, it allows the phone to achieve a more stable network connection in weak signal scenarios such as high speed trains, subways, lifts and garages.
As for whether there is a 5G version, there is no way to know yet, we have to wait for the conference to see the results.
In other basic configurations, Huawei Mate60 Pro can be considered the current flagship of the "bucket machine", the small regrets of the previous generation of a one-time to make up for.