Huawei Mate60 and Mate60 Pro are not the only devices to run on self-designed and produced chips. Recently, the giant that has been sanctioned by the U.S. has revealed yet another model in the series, simply known as Huawei Mate60 Pro+ [CH].[UPDATE September 10, 2023] There was an update over the weekend. Folks who have pre-ordered in China and gotten the device have confirmed that the new Huawei Mate60 Pro+ still runs on Kirin 9000S not the rumored 9100 or 9010. However, we still believe that Kirin 9100 will appear on the Mate60 RS which is dubbed the “Ultimate Design”. There are two things we have learned and may not have mentioned.
The new Plus model has support for dual satellite communication, which includes satellite calls and bi-directional text messaging. In addition, there is a “silent call” function that supposedly makes the conversation on the phone more private and secure. This tech uses a dual diaphragm-dual driver in combination with a sound field control algorithm to achieve this. But how it actually works is beyond us.
Kirin 9100 Chip?
Like the Mate60 Pro, the chip it is running on is not listed on the spec sheet but it has been rumored to be yet another self-designed and China-made chip, Kirin 9100. This device will be a range-topper that will also serve as the base for a Porsche collaborative model MateRS.
Mate60 Pro+ vs Mate60 Pro
The key differences between the Huawei Mate60 Pro+ and Huawei Mate60 Pro are the RAM and the main camera setup. Where the Pro has 12 GB, the new Plus packs 16 GB, and it will be offered in just two capacities, namely, 512 GB and 1 TB.
Instead of the 50+12+48 MP setup, the Mate60 Pro+ has a 48 MP main with OIS, a 40 MP super wide-angle, and a 48 MP macro/telephoto camera with OIS. Interestingly, the apertures are the same across the cameras. Like the Mate60 Pro, it supports 3.5x optical zoom and up to 100x digital zoom.
The front appears to be rocking the same 13 MP selfie camera with a depth camera setup. Like the Mate60 Pro, it has three holes on the screen which you have the option of joining them using the software option to make it appear as one cut-out.
The rest of the specs look to be the same. The design is slightly different, though; there is a curved band that runs across the device’s back and up along the side to the top, and it comes in two colors: a cream-white model with a black band and a black model with three shades of black.
It Is Actually A Satellite Phone
The last time we talked about the Mate60 Pro, we failed to mention that it is a full-fledged satellite phone, enabling users who have subscribed to the service to make calls where not is no cell coverage.
Pricing And Availability
The new Huawei Mate60 Pro+ is supposed to be available to order starting on September 08, 2023, China time, for 8,999 yuan (around US$1,226) and 10,999 yuan (about US$1,498) for the 512 GB and 1 TB capacity, respectively.
Images: Huawei [CH].