The Huawei Mate 60 is Finally Official! Still No Plans for a Global Release

Huawei fans are waiting, and are curious to see that HiSilicon Kirin 9000S chipset in action.

After Huawei unexpectedly launched the Mate60 Pro in its home country, the brand has also now made the base phone, the Mate60, a reality. Although, the company has yet to make a statement about whether this phone is going to be available internationally.

One similar feature of this phone and the Pro variant is the use of the new Kirin 9000S chipset made using a SMIC 7nm+ process. Here, the phone has 12GB RAM and 512GB ROM. Although Huawei never explicitly mentioned the chipset, it is highly speculated, thanks to this leakster, that it uses the aforementioned Kirin 9000S chip.

There are going to be some differences though, one obvious difference is that the front now features a more traditional singular camera punch-hole, though it retains the same 13MP sensor used for its Pro sibling. Also, like the Mate60 Pro, the Mate60 features an IP68 rating.

It uses the same type of display, an LTPO3 OLED but slightly smaller at 6.69″. This display also has a 120Hz refresh rate and is protected by a second-generation Kunlun Glass.

The cameras at the back remained mostly unchanged apart from the telephoto camera which downgraded from a 48MP sensor down to just 12MP (OIS is still present, however). This means the XMAGE variable aperture is present here and is widely seen in its promo materials. The phone is also made using the same materials as the Pro, namely aluminium and vegan leather.

The phone features a 4750mAh battery and 66W fast charging. This rate is slower than the Mate60 Pro’s 88W fast charging and the battery is also slightly smaller. However, the 50W fast wireless charging is kept.

Just like many of Huawei’s recent flagships, the phone lacks 5G services but this is compensated with the use of satellite messaging which is sadly only available in China. Moreover, it uses the same colours as the Pro. Namely, Purple, Green, White, and Black. The phone runs HarmonyOS 4.0 in China with Huawei’s own mobile services.

The phone’s price starts at CNY 5,999, exactly CNY 1,000 less than the entry-level Mate 60 Pro. Shipment begins on September 17th. To repeat, the company has yet to state their plans to bring this phone globally.

Source: Consumer Huawei (in Chinese).