The Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Professional have landed, however Huawei is not achieved with flagships for the 12 months, as we’re nonetheless anticipating to see the Mate 11 and Mate 11 Professional, the latter of which could possibly be its strongest and feature-packed cellphone but.
Information of the cellphone is quiet to date, however we’ll add each credible leak and rumor to this text as and once we hear them, and within the meantime we have taken some educated guesses concerning the doubtless specs, options and launch date.
You may additionally discover our want record for the cellphone beneath, as a result of whereas the Huawei Mate 10 Professional is a superb handset there’s all the time room for enchancment, and its successor might study from a few of Huawei’s more moderen telephones.
Minimize to the chase
- What’s it? Huawei’s subsequent flagship phablet
- When is it out? In all probability November
- What is going to it value? In all probability over £799 (about $1,110, AU$1,450)
Huawei sometimes begins promoting new entries within the Mate vary in November, most lately with the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Professional in November 2017, although these two had been introduced in October.
It is doubtless that the corporate will promote the Huawei Mate 11 Professional from November 2018, however with an announcement in October 2018.
Nevertheless there are not any precise launch date rumors but, and should you’re within the US we would not depend on with the ability to purchase it, as Huawei’s latest handsets have not hit the states.
There additionally are not any worth rumors, however the Mate 10 Professional launched at £699 / AU$1,099 / $799, so we might count on the Mate 11 Professional will value a minimum of that a lot.
Actually it is going to most likely be extra, provided that the Huawei P20 Professional prices £799 (about $1,110, AU$1,450) and the Mate 10 Professional is more likely to be extra highly effective than that cellphone.
Huawei Mate 11 Professional information and rumors
We’ve not heard a lot concerning the Huawei Mate 11 Professional (or Mate 20 Professional because it is likely to be known as) to date, however one early rumor factors to the usual Mate 11 that includes an in-display fingerprint scanner, and if the Mate 11 has one the Mate 11 Professional virtually actually will too.
Trade sources declare that the cellphone will use a Qualcomm ultrasonic scanner, which might work when greasy or moist. It is a plausible declare too, provided that the super-premium Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design has simply landed with an in-screen scanner.
Past that we will take some guesses. For instance, the Mate 11 Professional will most likely use a brand new chipset from Huawei, more likely to be known as the Kirin 980, since Huawei typically debuts new chipsets on its Mate vary, and for the reason that Mate 10 and P20 telephones use the Kirin 970.
It would additionally most likely have a big battery, since latest big-screen Huawei flagships have had 4,000mAh ones.
The display screen in the meantime is more durable to guess at, for the reason that Mate 10 Professional and the P20 vary all have Full HD screens, however the usual Mate 10 and the Mate RS Porsche Design have QHD shows.
We count on it is going to have an OLED display screen in any case although, provided that the Mate 10 Professional and P20 Professional each do.
What we need to see
As we await extra leaks and rumors concerning the Huawei Mate 11 Professional to come back in we have provide you with the want record beneath for what we would like from it.
1. An in-screen scanner
The Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design has a fingerprint scanner constructed into the display screen, however the cellphone is past costly, so we’re hopeful that Huawei will deliver the tech to a extra mainstream cellphone earlier than lengthy.
Sticking it within the Mate 11 Professional would assist the phablet stand out from different late 2018 flagships just like the iPhone XI and Samsung Galaxy Be aware 9 (which is rumored to have an in-screen scanner of its personal).
2. A QHD show
The Huawei Mate 10 Professional has only a 1080p display screen, which was particularly odd as the usual Mate 10 has a QHD one.
Huawei appears in no hurry to make QHD its flagship normal, however as such a lot of its telephones really feel a bit missing in comparison with Android rivals, a minimum of in relation to decision, so we actually hope the Mate 11 Professional will up the decision to QHD.
It might make a big distinction on the 6-inch+ display screen that we’re more likely to get.
3. A headphone jack
Huawei has ditched headphone jacks on its flagship telephones, however we might wish to see them make a return so we will use wired headphones with out an adaptor.
We’re not optimistic that it will occur since Huawei would possibly see it as a backwards step, however we reside in hope.
4. Wi-fi charging
Whereas the Mate 10 Professional has a giant battery and quick charging, one factor it could actually’t do is cost wirelessly, which many trendy flagships – and even some mid-rangers – can, so we might like Huawei so as to add the characteristic to the Mate 11 Professional.
There’s hope that the corporate would possibly, because the Mate RS Porsche Design has lately launched with wi-fi charging, so it is attainable that the tech will trickle all the way down to different Huawei telephones quickly.
5. A brand new chipset
The P20 and P20 Professional are highly effective telephones general, however they launched with final 12 months’s chipset, particularly the Kirin 970 which first appeared within the Huawei Mate 10 vary. If Huawei makes use of that chip once more within the Mate 11 Professional we’ll be actually unimpressed.
However that is one want that we expect will come true, as Huawei typically sticks new chipsets within the Mate collection, so we’re anticipating to see the Kirin 980 (or no matter Huawei finally ends up calling it) within the Mate 11 Professional.
6. A gradient end
One of many extra eye-catching options of the P20 and P20 Professional is the ‘gradient end’ that you simply get with sure shades of the telephones.
This primarily melds a number of completely different colours, with completely different ones seen relying on the lighting and what angle you take a look at the cellphone.
It is a good look and one we might wish to see provided on the Huawei Mate 11 Professional.
7. A bezel-free design
The Mate 10 and P20 ranges are already pretty gentle on bezel, however we need to see even much less from the Mate 11 Professional.
One slight difficulty with that’s the fingerprint scanner, as we’re not big followers of rear-facing ones and placing a scanner on the entrance tends to imply a big backside bezel, but when Huawei does construct the scanner into the display screen as we have wished for above then there is not any want for that.
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