Huawei is certainly well on the path to world smartphone domination. This time it spared no expense to laser light up the world’s tallest building.

First, the somewhat amazing launch in London attended by Channel 7 Sunrise GadgetGuy Val Quinn. Moreover, Val, a dyed-in-the-wool Apple iPhone user could not believe how much tech and how advanced it was.

Next, by the utterly surprising 7.2” Mate 20 X  – the best-kept secret in all smartphone history. Not to take away from the amazing Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, its Porsche Design cousin, a fitness band and a very smart watch but this phablet is going to be a hot item for people that use their smartphone as the onramp to the internet.

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On top of that a comprehensive range of entry-level and mid-range Nova smartphones. GadgetGuy reviews for the $399 Nova 2i (here), the $399 Nova 3e (here) and the $599 Nova 3e (here). These all punch well above their weight.

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The Huawei Mate 20 Pro – the world’s most advanced Android smartphone

Not to spoil our full review (almost done) but the Mate 20 Pro (overview here) is the most advanced, fastest, best camera, AI equipped flagship smartphone of 2018. If it does not get 10 out of 10, I will be surprised.

It meets or exceeds every smartphone paradigm we review against and then ups the ante with reverse charging, dual AI neural processors, three rear cameras, Qi and USB-C fast charging and spectacular battery life – all at $1,599. That is superb value for a 6/128GB/expandable memory, dual sim device.

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So why does Huawei think it can take the crown?

 It comes from three things:

A few years ago, we were all pronouncing it Who-are-we. Today Wah-Way rolls off the tongue as a recognised brand!

It is first to produce a 7nm Kirin 980 superchip that enables previously unseen levels of AI to make photos better and the phone smarter

Nothing is missing from the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Subject to a review they should take out the best camera award (as its P20 Pro already has) and very close to a 5-out-of-5 in our flagship rating paradigm.

Huawei lit up the Burj Khalifa as part of its launch. Spectacular – just like the Mate 20 Pro