The Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro have landed, however Huawei is not performed with flagships for the 12 months, as we’re nonetheless anticipating to see the Mate 11 and Mate 11 Professional, the latter of which might 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 in regards to the doubtless specs, options and launch date.
You will additionally discover our want record for the cellphone under, as a result of whereas the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a superb handset there’s at all times room for enchancment, and its successor might be taught from a few of Huawei’s newer telephones.
Lower to the chase
- What’s it? Huawei’s subsequent flagship phablet
- When is it out? In all probability November
- What is going to it price? In all probability over £799 (about $1,110, AU$1,450)
It is doubtless that the corporate will promote the Huawei Mate 11 Professional from November 2018, however with an announcement in October 2018.
Nonetheless there are no precise launch date rumors but, and in the event you’re within the US we would not depend on with the ability to purchase it, as Huawei’s current handsets have not hit the states.
There additionally are no value rumors, however the Mate 10 Professional launched at £699 / AU$1,099 / $799, so we might anticipate the Mate 11 Professional will price at the very least that a lot.
In actual fact it would in all probability be extra, provided that the Huawei P20 Professional prices £799 (about $1,110, AU$1,450) and the Mate 10 Professional is prone to be extra highly effective than that cellphone.
Huawei Mate 11 Professional information and rumors
We have not heard a lot in regards to the Huawei Mate 11 Professional (or Mate 20 Professional because it is likely to be referred to 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 nearly 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 in all probability use a brand new chipset from Huawei, prone to be referred to 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 should additionally in all probability have a big battery, since current big-screen Huawei flagships have had four,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 anticipate it would 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 look forward to extra leaks and rumors in regards to the Huawei Mate 11 Professional to return in we have provide you with the want record under for what we wish 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 convey 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 Note 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 customary, however as such a lot of its telephones really feel a bit missing in comparison with Android rivals, at the very least on the subject of decision, so we actually hope the Mate 11 Professional will up the decision to QHD.
It might make a major distinction on the 6-inch+ display screen that we’re prone to get.
three. A headphone jack
Huawei has ditched headphone jacks on its flagship telephones, however we might prefer 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 may see it as a backwards step, however we stay in hope.
four. Wi-fi charging
Whereas the Mate 10 Professional has an enormous battery and quick charging, one factor it might probably’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 function to the Mate 11 Professional.
There’s hope that the corporate may, because the Mate RS Porsche Design has just lately launched with wi-fi charging, so it is potential 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 prefer to see supplied 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 problem 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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