Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro EEC Certified with Android 9 Pie Ahead of October Launch

Huawei Mate 20 rear design

Since Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro is expected to go official in October, the Chinese manufacturer could be busy certifying these phones before it arrives in multiple markets.

Fresh listing of both the smartphones have appeared on Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). The EEC listings suggest that Huawei is readying them for European launch.

The EEC body has certified LYA-L29 model which belongs to the European variant of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. In the model number, “LYA” stands for Laya which is the codename of the smartphone. The same authority has approved Mate 20 handset that has a model number of HMA-L29.

Here “HMA” stands for ‘Hima’, which is the codename of the phone. The EEC listing of both phones reveal that these phones are loaded with Android 9 Pie OS. Hence, Mate 20 duo could be one of the first phones to preinstalled with the new version of Android.

The Mate 20 duo will be driven by Kirin 980 that will be debuting as the first 7nm chipset at the upcoming IFA 2018 event. Both phones are expected to be powered by 4,200mAh batteries. Also, these phones will be equipped with triple rear cameras. The Mate 20 may feature 6.3-inch display with rear-mounted fingerprint whereas the Pro variant may house a 6.9-inch OLED screen that could be embedded with an in-screen fingerprint reader.

In related news, EEC has also certified two other Huawei phones with model numbers JKM-LX1 (Huawei Y9 2019) and INE-LX1 (Huawei Nova 3i). There is no confirmation on when these phones will be hitting the European markets.

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