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Huawei Mate 20 Series Smartphones Will Not Get A US Launch

The Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X, won’t be available for purchase in the United States

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has confirmed that its new flagship devices, the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X, won’t be available for purchase in the United States.

The news was confirmed by a company spokesman who told Business Insider that Huawei is not planning to sell the Mate 20 Series in the US. The spokesperson warned that while international variants of the Mate 20 Series might be available on some US online retail sites, people should first carefully read the details about the warranty and network compatibility before purchasing. The European or Asian versions use the GSM standard but some US carriers like Sprint only support CDMA.

While the latest Huawei smartphones won’t be making their way to the US, the company is planning to bring its new smartwatch, the Watch GT, to the country. However, the smartwatch’s price or availability details have not yet been announced.

The company recently unveiled its Mate 20 line of smartphones-  the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 X- at a packed event in London on October 16.

The Mate 20 Pro, features a curved 6.39-inch OLED 2K+ display that sports a resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels, a Kirin 980 processor that’s paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage, Android 9.0 Pie, an in-display fingerprint scanner, an infrared 3D facial recognition system, a 4200mAh battery and a Leica-branded triple camera system in a square format. The handset is available for EUR 1049.

The Mate 20 comes with a 6.5-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2244 x 1080 pixels, a  980 processor and is paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage, a fingerprint sensor on the rear, a 4000mAh battery and a triple-camera system. The 4GB variant has been priced at EUR 799, while the 6GB variant has been priced at EUR 849.

The Mate 20 X features 7.2-inches FHD+OLED display, a 5000mAh battery, and Huawei’s M Pen. The rest of the features are identical to the Mate 20. The handset packed with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and will cost EUR 899 when it goes on sale on October 26.

Caroline Finnegan

A professionnal journalist for the past ten years, I cover global news and economic affairs for The Chief Observer.

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