In an image for the event, the company teased the outline of a phone that looks as though it has almost no bezel. The Mate range is the larger of Huawei's two flagship phone series, and rumors suggest the Mate 20 Pro could have a screen as large as 6.9 inches.
The company used Europe's largest trade show as an opportunity to unveil its latest chipset, the, which will be in the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. The chip has eight cores: four small ones to handle power management, two medium cores to provide long-lasting performance and two large cores to turbo-boost a phone, kicking in when the most demanding gaming applications are in use.
It also announced an Alexa-powered smart home hub designed to keep up with Amazon's Echo, Google Home and Apple's HomePod. The device, called the despite its cylindrical build, combines a 4G router with a speaker. Huawei says the sound quality will set its device apart from the competition. It's expected to go on sale by Christmas.
And curiously, given that we have to wait nearly two months for the official unveiling of the Mate 20 proper, Huawei on Friday did use IFA to. The midrange Lite phone features a 6.3-inch display, a 20-megapixel rear camera and a 24-megapixel front camera. Both of those cameras are paired with a secondary, 2-megapixel camera to capture depth information for portrait shots.
First published Aug. 31, 5:57 a.m. PT.
Update, 6:21 a.m. PT: Added more information about Huawei's other IFA announcements.
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