Update: Huawei has now released another poster that teases the launch of the Comet Blue color option for the Mate 20 Pro. Just like the Fragrant Red color option, consumers in China willl be able to purchase the Mate 20 Pro in Comet Blue starting January 10 from VMall, which happens to be the company’s official online store. Both new color have already been listed on VMall. Just like the existing color variants, consumers will need to shell out CNY 5,999 ($875) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and CNY 6,799 ($991) for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant.
Earlier this month, a report out of China had claimed Huawei would soon introduce new Fragrant Red and Comet Blue color options for its flagship Mate 20 Pro smartphone. Huawei has now officially confirmed the launch of a new Red color option for the Mate 20 series on Weibo.
Huawei to Announce a New Color for the Mate 20 Series on January 10
The official poster released by Huawei seems to suggest the company will only announce the rumored Fragrant Red color option for the Mate 20 series on January 10 in China. That said, there is still a small possibility of Huawei introducing the Comet Blue color option alongside Fragrant Red this Thursday. While the report out of China had claimed only the Mate 20 Pro will be getting the new color options, it now looks like both the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will be available in the new Fragrant Red shade. The flagship Mate 20 Pro is currently available in five colors in China: Bright Red, Sapphire Blue, Cherry Pink, Aurora, and Enamel. The new Red color option is expected to be identical to the current Mate 20 Pro color variants both in terms of pricing as well as hardware specifications.
Huawei’s latest flagship Android smartphone, the Mate 20 Pro sports a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with 1440 x 3120 Quad HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by HiSilicon’s latest 7nm Kirin 980 mobile processor clocked at up to 2.6 GHz with a Mali-G76 MP10 GPU. The smartphone comes in two memory configurations: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. In addition to being the first Huawei smartphone to run on a Kirin 980 processor, the Mate 20 Pro is also the first to support the company’s Nano Memory standard for further storage expansion. Some of its other key features include a 40MP + 20MP + 8MP triple-camera setup on the back, 24MP selfie snapper, stereo speakers, an In-display fingerprint sensor, 3D facial recognition, and a large 4200mAh battery with 40W fast charging support.