Huawei surprisingly launched the Mate 60 Pro yesterday. Today came the second member of the series with the normal Huawei Mate 60 and with it the next surprise. The non-Pro model shares most of the key specs with the Pro version, but there are obviously some trade-offs. First off, the base model only has a single punchhole for the same 13-megapixel ultrawide front camera, rather than three cutouts.
Also, the Huawei Mate 60’s LTPO OLED display has a diagonal of 6.69 inches compared to 6.82 inches on the Pro. The resolution is 1,216 x 2,688 pixels and the refresh rate is 1 – 120 Hz. It is also protected by second generation Kunlun glass.
The Huawei phone is made from the same materials as its more expensive sibling and also features the same circular camera island on the back. However, the cameras differ slightly: a 12-megapixel periscope with five times optical zoom replaces the 48-megapixel periscope on the Mate 60 Pro. The 50-megapixel main camera with f/1.4-f/4.0 variable aperture and the 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera are identical.
As with the Mate 60 Pro, Huawei has not revealed the chipset. However, the rumor mill is largely in agreement that it is the in-house Kirin 9000S processor. There are also 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage as well as Huawei’s HarmonyOS 4.0 as the operating system. The battery is slightly smaller at 4,750 mAh and also charges slower at 66 watts. Bidirectional communication with the BeiDou satellites in China, on the other hand, is also on board.
Huawei Mate 60 prices
The Huawei Mate 60 comes in the same four color options as the Pro – black, white, green and purple. It is priced at 5,999 CNY (€754/$824), exactly 1,000 CNY less than the cheapest Mate 60 Pro. Pre-orders are already open via Vmall, while shipping will start on September 17th. Huawei has not yet announced any plans for an international launch of the series.