Huawei Mate 60 Pro+: Enhanced with Satellite Voice Calling

  • 09 Sep, 2023
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Huawei Mate 60 Pro+: Enhanced with Satellite Voice Calling

Huawei has now released the highest model in the line, the Huawei Mate 60 Pro+, following the launches of the Mate 60 and the Mate 60 Pro. Based on the standard Pro, this has some components turned up to 11.

Let's begin at the top. The Mates' underlying chipset, which Huawei is remaining silent about, is probably the Chinese-made 7nm Kirin 9000s. It is combined with 512GB or 1TB of storage, 16GB of RAM (instead of the Pro's 12GB), and additional RAM. This may be expanded using Huawei's exclusive NM card format, which after all these years is still limited to 256GB.

Display:
Similar to the Pro, the display is a 6.82" LTPO OLED, although the Plus offers a slightly sharper 1,260 x 2,720px resolution. This 10-bit panel has touch sampling at 300Hz and a refresh rate that ranges from 1Hz to 120Hz. High-frequency PWM dimming at 1,440 Hz is used to adjust brightness.
The phone itself is rated IP68 and can withstand immersion in water for 30 minutes at a depth of 6 meters/20 feet thanks to second-generation Kunlun glass.

Camera: 

Additionally, the Pro+ sports three punch holes in the display—two for the 3D ToF system and one for the 13MP selfie camera. The main module of the back camera contains a 48MP sensor and an OIS-enabled lens with an adjustable aperture (f/1.4–f/4.0). The periscope, which has a 48MP sensor and a 90mm f/3.1 lens with OIS, joins this. Finally, a 40MP sensor was added to the ultra-wide camera (from 12MP on the other two Mate 60s).

Battery:

The battery system is the same; it can be recharged at 88W over USB-C or at 50W wirelessly (both using exclusive Huawei technology). The battery has a capacity of 5,000mAh. When you need to recharge additional devices, there is also 20W reverse wireless charging available. By the way, the USB-C port is wired for USB 3.1 Gen 1.

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi 6 (ax) and Bluetooth 5.2 with LDAC and L2HC codecs are both used for connectivity. Additionally, there is an IR blaster and NFC on board. The specification sheet makes no mention of 5G (or even 4G).

This Mate enables two-way text messaging over the BeiDou network, just like the other Mates. However, the Mate 60 Pro+ has a special feature in that it can make voice calls using the Tiantong satellite. No information is provided regarding the type of subscription required for this service.

Price & colors:

By October 9, the Huawei Mate 60 Pro+ is anticipated to begin shipping. You may reserve a spot in line by paying a CNY 1,000 deposit—that's $135—even if the price isn't yet available.

The deposit is the same for both the 512GB and 1TB models in both the Black and Cream hues, albeit the final cost won't be the same. For comparison, the pricing of a 12/512GB Mate 60 Pro is CNY 7,000 ($950/€890/79,000). Information that has leaked suggests a price tag of CNY 9,000.

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