Mate 20 Pro update – Huawei could deliver a huge speed boost for Android fans

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro debuted back in October and its successor is anticipated to debut at around the same time in 2019.

Mate 20 Pro remains one of the best Android phones on the market thanks to its vast array of flagship features.

We loved the Huawei handset at Express.co.uk, as was showcased in our review and the fact it received our illustrious phone of the year award for 2018.

Mate 20 Pro was the first Huawei handset to be powered by the firm’s own latest and greatest Kirin 980 chipset.

This meant the handset delivered incredibly fast performance across Google’s Android 9 Pie software.

Mate 20 Pro’s rapid processor was accompanied by 6GB of RAM in UK models of the device and ensured the product was able to remember the positions of apps, even when under a heavy load.

Performance across the board was superb on the Huawei smartphone, however it appears the firm may up the ante by allowing its successor to deliver 5G network speeds.

Following the launch of its new P30 Pro device in Paris on March 26, TechRadar quoted Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, as saying the firm is “considering” the implementation of 5G into its next Mate series device.

Moreover, Yu also stated 5G will be “ready for the Mate series”, suggesting he believes networks will be ready to deliver blisteringly quick speeds towards the end of the year.

If the presumably-titled Huawei Mate 30 Pro does support 5G, it could represent a major speed boost for the product line.

It is worth noting the Chinese tech behemoth already has a 5G phone in development, the Mate X.

Huawei Mate X is the firm’s first foldable phone that debuted at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona last month.

Express.co.uk recently had the chance to go hands-on with the product and was extremely impressed with it.

While it appears there is a chance the Mate 30 Pro will tout 5G speeds, Huawei’s new P30 Pro flagship does not.

Unlike manufacturers such as Xiaomi and Samsung that have released 5G variants of flagship smartphones, Huawei has opted not to release another version of the P30 Pro that is more premium in this regard.

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