Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro unboxing and first impressions

Huawei announced its Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro flagships last month, once again taking its devices to the next level. As was the case with the Mate 10, the non-Pro Mate 20 pretty much maintains the status quo. It keeps the fingerprint sensor on the back of the device, and there's nothing radically different.

The Mate 20 Pro, however, has changes all-around. For one thing, it has a fingerprint sensor in the display, which is pretty cool and a sign of big things, even if it's not quite as practical as a dedicated button right now. It also has depth sensing on the front though, so that fingerprint reader is combined with proper facial recognition.

The Mate 20 Pro also packs the 40-megapixel RGB camera that was originally found in the P20 Pro, but instead of a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, Huawei is ditching that in favor of a wide-angle lens. And of course, there's an 8MP telephoto lens. The Mate 20's cameras are 12MP, 16MP, and 8MP for standard RGB, wide-angle, and telephoto, respectively.

Another big change in the Mate 20 Pro is that it finally supports wireless charging, with Huawei saying that it worked out how hideously slow Qi charging typically is. But moreover, it has what the company calls reverse wireless charging, meaning that you can actually use the Mate 20 Pro's 4,200mAh battery to charge another Qi device. You just have to turn it on in Settings.

It's worth talking about the design for a moment as well. The Mate 20 Pro now has curved sides, similar to Samsung's devices. I don't care for the design, and it's the one thing that I like better about the Mate 20. Check out our unboxing video below:

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