This article originally appeared on ABACUS The Huawei Mate 20 Pro, unveiled in London on Tuesday, might be one of the coolest smartphones you can’t buy from a US carrier store . The first thing that stands out is the triple-camera system, arranged in a square. Just like the P20 Pro, it houses a main camera and a telephoto lens -- but the third sensor is now an ultra-wide angle sensor rather than a monochrome sensor. On the front, the Mate 20 Pro features a 6.4-inch OLED display with an iPhone-like notch, which contains a 3D facial recognition system. For those who prefer, the screen is also embedded with a fingerprint sensor, so users can unlock the phone by pressing the screen. It’s an increasingly common feature among smartphones from Chinese companies, including Huawei’s own Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS introduced in March. Protection personified. The 3D Depth Sensing Camera collects the depth information of facial features for better accuracy and secure face unlock. #HUAWEIMate20Pro #HigherIntelligence pic.twitter.com/xVZ8tXoe74 — Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) October 16, 2018 The inside of the Mate 20 Pro is equally impressive. It’s the first device to carry Huawei’s brand new in-house designed chip, the Kirin 980. Built using an advanced 7-nanometer process just like Apple’s A12, the Kirin 980 is said to be able to recognize up to 4,500 images a minute -- a significant upgrade from the preceding Kirin 970. Huawei claims it runs faster than Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor, which powers a number of Android flagships like the OnePlus 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9. How building their own chips is helping Huawei close in on Apple Another much-anticipated feature on the Mate 20 Pro: Wireless charging. It not only lets you pump up the phone using a wireless charger -- you can also use the phone to charge another phone by placing their backs together. The Mate 20 Pro inherits the P20 Pro’s strength in the battery department, shipping with a 4,200mAh battery. It also supports SuperCharge 2.0 that promises 70% battery power after 30 minutes' charging. Huawei also unveiled the standard Mate 20, which is slightly bigger. It comes with a smaller notch shaped like a water droplet , which means it lacks the 3D facial scanner found on the Pro. The Mate 20 also has a slightly smaller 4,000mAh battery. Both models come in five colors: Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Black, Pink Gold and Twilight. Huawei phones removed from a best smartphone list after caught gaming performance test For more insights into China tech, sign up for our tech newsletters , subscribe to our Inside China Tech podcast , and download the comprehensive 2019 China Internet Report . Also roam China Tech City , an award-winning interactive digital map at our sister site Abacus .