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Apparently, DxOMark hasn't published the Mate 20 Pro's camera review because the device's scores would cause havoc

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro. (Source: Business Insider)
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro. (Source: Business Insider)
The Mate 20 Pro was released a short while ago but its DxOMark review is yet to be seen. Sources claim that the report hasn't been published yet because the Mate 20 Pro's scores were just too high and Huawei believes releasing that information to the public would do more harm than good.
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Huawei released the Mate 20 Pro last week to a mostly positive reception. Unexpectedly, though, the flagship’s launch wasn’t accompanied by a DxOMark review—which we’ve come to expect from Chinese flagship launches. Huawei has a reason for that, however, and it’s one that you wouldn’t expect.

The company claims that the Mate 20 Pro’s scores are just too high and would cause an uproar if released. We’re not sure about the rationale behind that decision, as one would expect a high score to be a good thing. A more viable reason could be the fact that DxOMark’s leaderboard is currently topped by a Huawei device, the P20 Pro, and the company is fine with letting that device stay at the top. 

As such, it’s likely the Mate 20 Pro’s review will be released when another device takes the P20 Pro’s position on the list. The Google Pixel 3 phones were released a while ago and would definitely be contenders when reviewed. If they fail to meet up to the high standards set by the P20 Pro, we may have to wait until the Samsung Galaxy S10+ is released in March next year.

The Mate 20 Pro’s score remains unknown but leaks have touted numbers anywhere between 116 and 119, which would be a sizeable improvement over the P20 Pro’s 109 score.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-10-28 (Update: 2018-10-28)