Huawei has been facing challenges in the global market due to US trade restrictions. However, the company has not given up and released one flagship after another, such as the Huawei Mate X3 and the Huawei P60 Pro. There was another launch in China this week- the Huawei Mate 60 Pro.
The latest iteration of Huawei’s flagship phone boasts head-turning features- the most important of which is the Kirin 9000S chipset with 5G and satellite connectivity. Huawei was using Kirin in older chipsets but had to switch to Qualcomm processors without 5G functionality so the new Kirin 9000S with 5G seems like a double win for the company.
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What is the Huawei Mate 60 Pro Price in UAE?
At the time of the phone’s announcement, the Huawei Mate 60 Pro is only available in China. It’s currently priced at CNY 6999, around AED 4,100 for the 512GB variant.
There is currently no information on when the Huawei Mate 60 Pro will be released in the UAE or other markets outside China. However, some online retailers may offer the phone for international shipping.
The Huawei Mate 60 Pro is getting a lot of buzz, and we hope Huawei will decide to release it in other markets. Another indicator is that the Huawei Mate 50 Pro, its predecessor, is currently available in the UAE.
Huawei Mate 60 Pro Specs
|Huawei Mate 60 Pro||Huawei Mate 50 Pro|
|Display||6.82-inch OLED, 120Hz, 1260 x 2720 pixels||6.74-inch OLED, 120Hz, 1212 x 2616 pixels|
|Chipset||Kirin 9000S (5 nm)||Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 (4 nm)|
|Storage||256GB /512GB / 1TB||256GB / 512GB|
|Battery||5000 mAh, non-removable||4700 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||88W wired, 100% in 30 min|
20W reverse wireless
5W reverse wireless
|Rear Cameras||50 MP, f/1.4-f/4.0, 24mm|
48 MP, f/3.5, 90mm
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚
|50 MP, f/1.4-f/4.0, 24mm|
64 MP, f/3.5, 90mm
13 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚
|Front Camera||13 MP, f/2.4, 18mm||13 MP, f/2.4, 18mm|
|OS||HarmonyOS 4.0||HarmonyOS 3.0|
|Connectivity||5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.2||LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.2|
|Dimensions||163.7 x 79 x 8.1 mm||162.1 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm|
|Weight||225 g||209 g|
As a flagship phone, don’t expect anything less from the Huawei Mate 60 Pro. A curved glass back with a matte finish gives it that premium look and feel that can match other top-end models from other manufacturers.
A unique feature of the phone is its triple punch hole design, which accommodates the 13MP selfie camera and an array of 3D ToF sensors for facial recognition. As with most flagships, the fingerprint scanner is embedded in the screen.
You get the USB-C port at the bottom of the phone for charging and data transfer. This is where you’ll find the dual SIM tray that fits nano memory cards for expansion. Unsurprisingly, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack, which may disappoint some users.
The Huawei Mate 60 Pro has one of the best displays on the market, sporting a 6.82-inch LTPO AMOLED panel with a 1260 x 2720 pixel resolution.
On top of the impressive quality of the screen, it also supports HDR10+ and a 100% DCI-P3 gamut for colour accuracy. Even though the display is rated at 120Hz, it has an adaptive refresh rate feature that automatically adjusts depending on the displayed content, saving battery life.
If you’re the type that likes to use their phone under the sun, you won’t be disappointed with this one. It’s bright and legible, with a peak brightness of 1500 nits. On top of that, it also has an eye comfort mode that reduces blue light radiation that reduces eye strain.
As with most flagship models, the Huawei Mate 60 Pro has a triple rear camera system consisting of a 50MP main, a 48MP periscope telephoto, and a 12MP ultrawide. The system can record 4K videos at up to 60fps and 1080p videos at 480fps for slow-motion effects.
It also supports HDR, panorama, bokeh, pro, and RAW modes for creative individuals who want better control of their shots.
The 13MP front camera is equally as impressive, especially when it comes to its selfie image quality.
One of the biggest changes with the Huawei Mate 60 Pro is its chip performance, but it’s not what you think. The phone is powered by the Kirin 9000S chipset, which is a slightly downgraded version of the Kirin 9000.
Regardless that it’s a slightly slower version, it’s still a highly capable chipset delivering top-notch performance for everyday tasks and heavy gaming.
As for games, the phone can run the most demanding mobile games, such as PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9 Legends, Call of Duty Mobile, Genshin Impact, and more, at the highest graphics settings.
Most surprisingly, the Kirin 9000S supports 5G connectivity, which Huawei has not offered in their previous flagships due to US trade restrictions.
Battery and Charging
An impressive feature of the Huawei Mate 60 Pro is its battery, which is rated at 5000mAh. It can provide juice for a full day of moderate to heavy usage. Apart from the capacity, the 88W fast wired charging also puts this phone above the rest.
This charge rating means the phone will charge from 0% to 100% in only 40 minutes. It’s not just in wired mode since it also supports 50W wireless charging, which can charge your phone in an hour.
It also supports 20W reverse wireless charging for your earphones and smartwatches by placing them on the back of your phone.
Video Reviews of the Huawei Mate 60 Pro
In this review by Gizmochina, he talks about Huawei’s return to form with the Mate 60 Pro using its own Kirin chips in a 5G phone. It features impressive battery features from the 88W fast wired charging to the 21W reverse charging capabilities. He did say that this is a surprise release, and it’s significant for Huawei’s return to using its own chips.
Cybo Tech takes a closer look at the surprise launch of the Huawei Mate 60 Pro in China. A distinctive feature that he noticed right away is the ring-shaped camera module. He also takes a look at the impressive 6.82-inch display with an adaptive refresh rate that’s perfect for everyday use and gaming.
In KidAndroid RH’s review, he looks at the latest feature on the Huawei Mate 60 Pro that’s not found on most flagships: satellite communication. It’s one of the world’s first phones to offer this capability. He says it’s a powerful and innovative device with its powerful chipset, impressive display, and stunning camera quality.
Huawei Mate 60 Pro Alternatives
The Huawei Mate 60 Pro is not the easiest phone to get if you are outside of China. Even though there’s a good chance it will be released in the UAE, if you’re looking for alternatives, these are the best ones:
Weight: 234g | Thickness: 8.9mm | Screen: 6.8” 1440 x 3088 pixels,, AMOLED, 120Hz | Processor: Octa-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 | RAM: 12GB | Storage: up to 1TB | Cellular: 5G, Dual SIM, eSIM | Rear camera: 200MP Quad Camera | Front camera: 12MP | Battery: 5000mAh, 45W Wired charging
- Excellent performance
- Great cameras
- Superb battery life
- Doesn't charge as fast as other Android phones
- Not too big of an upgrade over the S22 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is one of the best Android phones you can get right now. It has a stunning display, powerful chipset, and a versatile camera system that can match the Huawei Mate 60 Pro. Their biggest difference is that Samsung can access Google’s apps and services.
If you’d like to stick with a Huawei flagship phone officially available in the UAE and other parts of the world outside China, look no further than the Huawei P60 Pro. The phone has a beautiful design with a stunning camera system. The drawbacks are that it will not give you 5G access, and it’s not based on a Huawei chipset.
Weight: 240 g | Thickness: 7.9 mm | Screen: 6.7” Retina, AMOLED, 120Hz | Processor: Hexa-core Apple A16 Bionic | RAM: 6GB | Storage: up to 1TB | Cellular: 5G, Nano-SIM, eSIM | Rear camera: 48MP Triple Camera | Front camera: 12MP | Battery: 4323mAh, 50% in 30 mins wired charging, 15W wireless charging
- Dynamic Island is delightful
- Faster than any other phone
- Excellent camera
- Big and heavy
- Slow charging
The iPhone 14 Pro Max is Apple’s latest flagship smartphone with impressive specs and performance. The Huawei Mate 60 Pro has a larger display, faster chipset, and longer battery life, but it’s not as available in more countries. Plus, the Apple has a better rear camera system if you’re a camera person.
Should You Buy the Huawei Mate 60 Pro
The Huawei Mate 60 Pro is a powerful and feature-rich flagship phone. The release is currently limited to China, but that can change in the future. If you’re a hardcore Android user, the lack of Google apps and services will be a big factor in your decision.
However, the camera system, 5G capabilities, and satellite communication are also Huawei’s features that are hard to ignore.
If you can get your hands on the Huawei Mate 60 Pro and are not super invested in Google’s ecosystem, it’s definitely a flagship device you should highly consider.