Mate 20 Pro launched for a whopping £899.99 asking price but has since plunged in value.
John Lewis is selling the Huawei handset for the incredibly tempting figure of £599 which is incredibly good value for the features on offer.
One of the Mate 20 Pro’s standout features is easily its camera system that remains one of the most capable around.
The handset comes with three lenses on its rear that each serve a different purpose.
Mate 20 Pro boasts a 40-megapixel main lens that is accompanied by a 20-megapixel ultra wide-angle module and an 8-megapixel telephoto unit.
Additionally, the device also boasts a vibrant 6.39-inch display and a huge 4,200mAh battery that easily delivers all-day life for users.
While Express.co.uk would typically recommend the Mate 20 Pro to any Android enthusiast, recent events have given us more caution before doing so.
That is because on August 19 Google will impose an Android block on Huawei following the Trump administration’s decision to put the firm on a trade blacklist.
The ban was initially put in place on Monday, May 20, but has since been temporarily lifted.
When the Android block is implemented once again, it will effectively prevent the Mate 20 Pro from receiving substantial Android updates, such as Q.
While it is possible the Chinese tech giant could ready some of its devices for the next version of Android Q by August 19, it is worth noting this is not a certainty.
In fact, the Mate 20 Pro was recently removed from Google’s Android Developers page that lists the devices taking part in the Q beta, seemingly adding further credence to the idea the flagship will not receive the American tech giant’s latest and greatest software.
In layman’s terms, those that pick up the Mate 20 Pro will more than likely be forced to use the same Android software they are greeted with out of the box for the entirely of their usage, assuming Google’s block goes ahead on the specified date.
This means Mate 20 Pro owners could miss out on the all the major upgrades Android Q is set to debut such as a new method of gesture navigation, a host of new security features and more.
Those that are not fussed about making use of Android Q’s most exciting features will surely have no problem with taking advantage of the Mate 20 Pro’s lower price tag and vast array of already great functionality.
However, Android enthusiasts that crave the newest technology may not be able to stomach the idea of using the same software for the entirety of their time with the Chinese product.
But now Express.co.uk laid out the possible future for Huawei’s device in terms of software, it is ultimately up to users to decide if the Mate 20 Pro is right for them.
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