Huawei to Unveil Huawei Mate 20 Series with Kirin 980 on 16th October

Huawei recently unveiled the Huawei Kirin 980, the next gen chipset to power the future Huawei flagship phones. Now, the date is set. On 16th October in London, Huawei will be showcasing the new Huawei Mate 20 Series to the World.

Based on the poster, it seems to focus on AI (Artificial Intelligence). Not sure what other things to expect. In recent years, Huawei’s products have been really innovative. Truthfully speaking, I look forward more to the unveiling of the Mate 20 Series than iPhone XS series.

Of course, many will still feel sour, short-changed by Huawei for tweaking the software to recognize the 3DMark benchmark test and hence increasing its performance to improve the score (which was found out recently).

They have since made an official statement to address it. You can read all about it here.

Here is an excerpt from the statement:

Huawei respects consumers’ right to choose what to do with their devices. Therefore, Huawei will provide users with open access to “Performance Mode” in EMUI 9.0, so that the user can choose when to use the maximum power of their device.

Not sure if Huawei fans can accept the way Huawei handles the situation or not. That, however, did not stop Huawei from scooping top awards at IFA 2018. Many of them talk about the new Kirin 980 chipset.

Really looking forward to seeing what Huawei has up its sleeves on the new Mate 20 Series. Check out the Press Release below for more information on the awards.

Press Release

Huawei Scoops Top Awards at IFA 2018

Kirin 980 and HUAWEI AI Cube capture the attention of the world’s biggest consumer tech media for intelligent design and high-end performance

Berlin, Germany – September 3, 2018 – Following the global launch of Huawei’s innovative Kirin 980, HUAWEI AI Cube, Locator and HUAWEI P20 new colors, international technology media have recognized the new products at IFA 2018. The Kirin 980 chipset received 7 top awards for its combination of high performance and energy efficiency, delivering several world-firsts and a significant leap forward on the already impressive Kirin 970. The HUAWEI AI Cube was recognized for its multi-functionality as an AI-powered speaker and 4G router. These awards, 13 in total, reflect Huawei’s ongoing commitment to giving consumers intelligent, powerful and efficient high-end consumer devices to support a fully connected lifestyle.

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Here are the awards that Huawei has received to-date:

Android Authority presented the Kirin 980 with a “Best of IFA 2018” award. The new high-end chipset was praised for its impressive performance and energy efficiency. Android Authority is a global publication dedicated to the world’s most popular operating system. It receives over 50 million readers monthly.

Digital Trends awarded the Kirin 980 with an “Editor’s Choice” and “Best of IFA 2018” accolade. The chipset was praised for being a significant improvement over the already impressive Kirin 970 and being “so fast, it can probably slow down time.”  Digital Trends is a premier source for technology news and product reviews. It attracts over 25 million readers monthly.

Expert Reviews gave the Kirin 980 a “Best of IFA 2018” award for being the world’s first full SoC manufactured on a 7nm manufacturing process and the improvements it brings to photo and video capture. Expert Reviews provides authoritative and independent technology reviews based on in-depth testing to help consumers find the perfect products to buy. It attracts seven million unique monthly visitors.

T3 presented Huawei with an “Innovation Award” for the Kirin 980. It commented that improvements to processing power and efficiency have resulted in faster phones, with better battery life and improved user experiences. T3 covers the latest gadget and technology news, reviews, buyer’s guides and features for smartphones, laptops, audio, gaming, fitness and more. It attracts seven million unique monthly visitors.

TechRadar recognized the HUAWEI AI Cube with its “Best Smart Speaker” award for its ability to “answer questions, control smart home devices, play music and access a library of over 50,000 skills.” TechRadar is an online publication focused on technology, with news and reviews of tech products, especially gadgets. It attracts 47.3 million unique monthly readers.

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Android Headlines recognized Kirin 980 with a “Best of IFA 2018” award for how the chipset “rethinks architecture in the name of efficiency.” The chipset was also praised for having “more options for handling tasks based on how demanding they are without wasting energy.” Android Headlines is a global website dedicated to Android news and reviews about technology, as well as business topics. It reaches 3.83 million readers.

Gear Diary gave the HUAWEI AI Cube a “Best of IFA 2018” award, thanks to its “excellent sound, with an aluminum diaphragm and a 400ml sound cavity.” The outlet told readers to “expect lots of connectivity options as well as solid sound.” Gear Diary is US-based website that provides its users with easy-to-understand information about technology. It reaches 149,840 monthly readers.

GadgetMatch picked the HUAWEI Locator as a “Best of IFA 2018” product, praising its support for “long operation and standby times” and its compatibility with major global navigation satellite system standards.

GadgetMatch also recognized Kirin 980 with a “Best of IFA 2018” award, stating that “Huawei takes artificial intelligence seriously in its products” and highlighting its Dual-NPU for improved AI capabilities.

GadgetMatch also named the HUAWEI P20 Pro leather variant as a “Best of IFA 2018” for its “simplicity and texture,” stating that the phone “would look good with anything.” GadgetMatch is a leading multi-platform media company providing technology news, reviews and video content to help consumers find the right devices to suit their needs. It has 309,673 monthly readers.

Talk Android included the HUAWEI AI Cube in its “Best of IFA 2018” list for its “broad compatibility with other smart and connected devices“ and excellent sound quality. Talk Android is a US-based website dedicated to reporting on the latest news about Google and the Android platform. It has over 400,000 monthly visitors.

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TechSpot awarded Kirin 980 with a “Best of IFA 2018” award, praising it for being “stunningly small” while “packing an array of impressive features.” Techspot is a leading computer and technology publication read daily by tech enthusiasts, IT decision makers and gamers. It has over six million monthly readers.

At IFA 2018, Huawei was presented with an award from the European Image and Sound Association (EISA). The HUAWEI P20 Pro was named EISA Best Smartphone 2018 – 2019 in recognition of Huawei’s commitment to quality, design and performance, as well as the company’s long track record of introducing stylish and powerful devices.


About Huawei Consumer BG

Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population. Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. Huawei’s global network is built on almost 30 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.