Huawei’s sanctions from the US on Google apps and services have indeed affected it. However, in the Chinese market, it is still a competitor against the giants like Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus.
Huawei is one of the most loved smartphone brands with some popular series like the P series and the Nova series. Some notable and popular ones among these in Nepal are the Huawei P30, Huawei P30 lite, Huawei Nova 2 and the Huawei Nova 3.
The Mate 60 Pro is the successor of last year’s Mate 50 Pro. There are many changes in the design aspect and performance in this year’s flagship. What is interesting is Huawei has brought a 5G phone with its own Kirin chip for the first time.
Let us see what the flagship offers.
Specifications of the Huawei Mate 60 Pro
|Dimensions||163.65mm x 79mm x 8.1mm|
|Resolution||1,260 x 2,720 (FHD+)|
|Glass protection||Kunlun glass|
|IP rating||IP68 dustproof and water-resistant|
|Chipset||Kirin 9000S (5 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.62 GHz Cortex-A720 & 3×2.15 GHz Cortex-A720 & 4×1.53GHz Cortex-A510)|
|GPU||Maleoon 910 GPU|
|Rear camera||50MP main camera
12MP ultrawide camera
48MP telephoto camera
3D Depth Camera
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band|
|Sensors||3D face recognition
Ambient light sensor
Proximity light sensor
Camera laser focus sensor
Colour temperature sensor
|Charging||88W wired charging, 50W wireless charging|
|Colours||Black, Silver, Green, Purple|
|Price (expected)||Rs 160,000 (12/512GB)|
Design and Display
The Huawei Mate 60 Pro has a dual-tone design. The back of the phone is made up of glass with a curve separating the two-toned design. The upper portion has a matte finish whereas the lower part has a metal finish and continues along the frame. The frame is also made up of metal and is slightly curved. The rear camera has a circular camera module that is slightly bumped and looks like a modern finish of the Mate 40 series.
In the middle of the camera module is written XMAGE, which is the camera system Huawei uses now. On the front is a triple-hole punch cutout which houses the selfie camera and the remaining two house sensors for 3D face unlock. You can also make the triple hole-punch camera cutout like a dynamic island available in the iPhone 14 Pro series from the settings.
The Huawei Mate 60 Pro has a 6.82-inch OLED display with vivid colours, offering a 1.07 billion colour range and P3 wide colour gamut. It provides a resolution of FHD+ at 1,260 x 2,720 pixels. It has an adaptive refresh rate, ranging from 1 to 120 Hz and also features high-frequency PWM dimming at 1,440 Hz, reducing flicker and eye strain. It has a responsive touch experience with a 300 Hz touch sampling rate. The screen is made durable with the second generation of Kunlun glass and comes with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
Performance and storage
The Huawei Mate 60 Pro is powered by the Kirin 9,000S chipset, built on the 5 nm process. It features an octa-core CPU configuration, consisting of one performance Cortex-A720 core clocked at 2.62 GHz, three Cortex-A720 cores at 2.15 GHz for balanced performance, and four power-efficient Cortex-A510 cores at 1.53 GHz. For graphics processing, it is equipped with the Maleoon 910 GPU. In terms of operating system, since it is available in the Chinese market for now it runs on Huawei’s own HarmonyOS 4.0.
It is available in one RAM option of 12 GB paired with one storage option of 512 GB.
The Huawei Mate 60 Pro has a triple camera setup on the back. Its rear camera system includes a 50MP Super Optical Variable Camera with a variable aperture from F1.4 to F4.0, offering optical image stabilization for steady shots.
Additionally, there’s a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 48MP Super Macro Telephoto Camera with optical image stabilisation for detailed close-ups and telephoto shots. The rear camera also supports 3.5x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom for distant subjects. With autofocus and a maximum photo resolution of 8,192 × 6,144 pixels, it’s equipped to deliver high-quality images and 4K video recording.
The front camera setup includes a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 3D Depth Camera, providing excellent selfie capabilities with features like slow motion, portrait mode, and more.
Battery and others
The Huawei Mate 60 Pro has a 5,000mAh battery. It can be charged using 88W wired charging or with 50W wireless charging. It offers dual-band Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 for internet and device connectivity respectively.
For audio, it has stereo speakers which deliver good and crisp sounds. The sensors on the phone include a 3D face recognition, attitude sensor, gravity sensor, infrared sensor, in-screen fingerprint, hall sensor, barometer, Gyro, compass, ambient light sensor, proximity light sensor, camera laser focus sensor and colour temperature sensor
It is available in four colour options green, silver, purple and black.
The expected price of the Huawei Mate 60 Pro in Nepal for the 12/512GB option is Rs 160,000.
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