HUAWEI Makes the Mate 60 Pro Official in China! Another HUAWEI Flagship with a Circular Camera Design

Just like the Mate 40 and the HiHonor X9a. The front camera layout looks kinda weird, not gonna lie.

Short story. After Huawei got banned for existing, their relationship with Leica got strained. After some time, the popular camera manufacturer departed with Huawei and joined hands with Xiaomi. Future Huawei devices will no longer bear the Co-engineered with Leica branding but what they still do have is their large R&D centers. When the Mate50 Pro launched, it got a technology rarely seen on smartphones called variable aperture where the lenses of the phone move mechanically to change focus like a real DSLR would. The company called this tech “XMage

Fast forward to the present, another phone with the XMage label has arrived. This is the Mate60 Pro. A high-end flagship phone with a familiar design the company is known with. It’s the circular camera island at the back like the Mate40 Pro or the Honor X9a if you couldn’t tell.

The first thing you will see here is the triple punch hole design which looks a bit strange. It’s definitely a new design in the space and looks even weirder than the pill of the iPhone or the double punch-hole of the Mate50 series. It features a 6.82″ LTPO3 OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, and 1.5K resolution (2720x1260px). This display is protected by Huawei’s own glass, since they could not use Corning’s Gorilla Glass, called Kunlun, now in its second generation. As a flagship, it features an IP68 rating.

Going back to that triple punch hole, these cameras are all functional. It features a 13MP selfie camera and two additional sensors intended for 3D Face Mapping so that you can unlock the phone through an enhanced version of Face Recognition.

The back features three cameras, one featuring the so-called XMAGE Variable Aperture sensor first seen with the Mate50 Pro. There is your 50MP Primary camera with an aperture ranging from f/1.4 to f/4.0, a 12MP Ultrawide, and finally, a 48MP telephoto camera with OIS.

Like older Huawei flagships, the Mate 60 Pro comes with its own expandable storage tech called NanoMemory Card, a physical expandable storage method invented by Huawei that can store more data in a smaller space versus the usual MicroSD Card. The phone also uses a 5000mAh battery with 88W fast charging and 50W fast wireless charging.

The company did not say which chipset the phone is running on but it’s definitely 4G-only. To compensate, it features satellite messaging while Huawei and Ericsson do their thing (more on that in a future article). According to Android Authority, the Mate 60 Pro will sadly not launch globally.

It comes in two colours: a faux lavender and a green. It comes with 12GB RAM + 512GB ROM priced at CNY 6,999 (~PHP 54.5K). As the phone will not launch globally, you might as well give up expecting its launch in the Philippines.

Source: Huawei VMALL (in Chinese) via Android Authority