Mate 60 Pro: Huawei confirms extent of new flagship release plans
Huawei quietly introduced the Mate 60 Pro earlier this week, the second member in the Mate 60 series after Huawei released the Mate 60 yesterday. As we discussed at the time, the Mate 60 Pro contains quite a few changes from its predecessor, including native 5G support and the return of a Kirin-branded chipset. Additionally, Huawei has equipped its flagship model with an LTPO panel this time around, which allows the Mate 60 Pro to deliver variable refresh rates like other modern flagships.
Moreover, the Mate 60 Pro has a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 88 W wired charging, both improvements over the Mate 50 Pro and in line with the P60 Pro. Typically, Huawei offers at least one of its Mate series globally, as has been the case right up to last year's model. According to Android Authority, this is no longer the case. While the website has not provided a quote from a Huawei representative, it reports that the company only intends to sell the Mate 60 Pro in its home market.
Thus, the P60 Pro appears set as Huawei's only global flagship model until early next year. Arguably, the Mate 60 Pro and P60 Pro are fairly similar devices, with comparable displays and camera systems. The strong performance of the P60 Pro in our review, even without Google Mobile Services underlines that the Mate 60 Pro will still be missed globally though, despite its similarities with its sibling. Please see our Mate 60 Pro launch article for more details about Huawei's latest flagship.