Huawei Mate series

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Huawei Mate series
TypePhablet, Smartphone, Tablet
Release date2013
Operating systemAndroid

The Huawei Mate series (previously the Huawei Ascend Mate series) is a line of high-end Android-powered phablet smartphones produced by Huawei. Since 2016, Huawei has been in a co-engineering partnership with the German manufacturer Leica, whose lenses have subsequently been used on Huawei Mate series.[1]


Huawei Ascend Mate[edit]

The Huawei Ascend Mate smartphone was announced in 2013 at CES. It was released in China in February 2013; its international release was in March 2013.

  • Display: 6.1" IPS display with 720x1280 pixel resolution
  • RAM: 1 or 2 GB
  • Battery: 4050 mAH

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G[edit]

Huawei announced the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G smartphone at CES in 2014.

  • Display: 6.1" display with 720x1280 pixel resolution
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400

Huawei Ascend Mate 7[edit]

Released 2014, September.

  • Display: 6.0 inches , 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 925

Huawei Mate S[edit]

Huawei announced the Huawei Mate S smartphone on September 2, 2015 at IFA in Berlin.[2]

  • Display: 5.5-inch display with 1080x1920 pixel resolution
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 935
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Battery: 2700 mAH

Huawei Mate 8[edit]

Released on 26 November 2015 in China and globally Q1 2016.

  • Display: 6.0-inch display with 1080x1920 pixel resolution
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 950
  • Ram: 4 GB

Huawei Mate 9[edit]

Released 2016, December.

  • Display: 5.9-inch display IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 960
  • Ram: 4 GB

Huawei Mate 10[edit]

Released 2017, November.

  • Display: 5.9-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Ram: 4 GB

Huawei Mate SE[edit]

Huawei launched the Huawei Mate SE in the United States on March 6, 2018. It is an essentially a rebranded version of the international Honor 7X, as the Honor 7X smartphone that had previously been released in the United States was different from the international version.[3][4][5][6]

  • Display: 5.93-inch display with 1080x2160 pixel resolution
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Storage: 64 GB (expandable)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Battery: 3340 mAH
  • Colors: Gray or Gold

Huawei Mate 20[edit]

Huawei announced three phones in the Huawei Mate 20 series, the Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and Huawei Mate 20 X at an event in London, England on October 16, 2018, after announcing the cheaper Huawei Mate 20 lite in Berlin, Germany on August 31, 2018.[7][8][9]

Huawei Mate X[edit]

The Mate X is Huawei's first foldable device.[10] The phone offers an 8-inch OLED display when unfolded. While folded, there is a 6.6-inch screen on the front and a 6.38-inch screen on the back. The company has used a Falcon Wing design along with a stretchable hinge on the phone. The phone also supports 5G.[11] It is more expensive than its main rival, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, as it retails for $2599, or 2299 euros.[12]

Huawei Mate 30[edit]

The Huawei Mate 30 and Pro versions were unveiled on 19 September 2019 in Munich, Germany and released on 26 September 2019 in China.[13] They are the first models that could be released without pre-installed Google apps because of US sanctions.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Huawei finally has a phone worthy of the Leica brand". Engadget. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  2. ^ Dobie, Alex. "Huawei officially announces the Mate S with Force Touch technology". Android Central. Mobile Nations. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  3. ^ Whitwam, Ryan. "Huawei Mate SE launches in the US, but it's just a slightly better Honor 7X". Android Police. Illogical Robot LLC. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  4. ^ Gartenberg, Chaim. "The Huawei Mate SE is a US-branded version of the Honor 7X". The Verge. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  5. ^ Elder, Duncan. "Huawei Mate SE is an Honor 7X with more RAM and storage". Android Authority. Android Authority. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  6. ^ Cantisano, Timi. "Huawei Mate SE makes its U.S. debut price at $229.99". Neowin. Neowin LLC. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  7. ^ Kerns, Taylor. "Huawei announces Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro with big batteries and triple rear cameras, starting at €799". Android Police. Illogical Robot LLC.
  8. ^ Porter, Jon. "Huawei announces 7.2-inch Mate 20 X". The Verge. Vox Media, Inc.
  9. ^ Simons, Hadlee. "Huawei Mate 20 lite announced: Four cameras, Kirin 710, AI everywhere". Android Authority. Android Authority.
  10. ^ "Huawei Mate X arrives with foldable screen and 55W SuperCharge". gsmArena. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Huawei Mate X foldable phone with 5G support launched at MWC 2019". techlomedia. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  12. ^ Amadeo, Ron (24 February 2019). "Move over Samsung, Huawei's foldable smartphone is an absolute stunner". Ars Technica. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  13. ^ phones, James Peckham 2019-09-20T11:39:32Z Mobile. "Hands on: Hands on: Huawei Mate 30 Pro review". TechRadar. Retrieved 2019-09-21.
  14. ^ "Huawei in public test as it unveils sanction-hit phone". Retrieved 2019-09-21.

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