That is because the Huawei P20 Pro had not only taken the smartphone market by storm, but it had shocked it with a cavalcade of innovations.
Not only was the Mate 20 Pro able to build on the incredible foundation laid by the P20 Pro, but it radically drove it forward.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with a 6.39-inch display that is one of the most vibrant on the market.
Although the Mate 20 Pro still lacks behind the iPhone when it comes to the most secure and fastest face unlocking, it certainly outclasses competing Android devices in this regard.
Moreover, the Mate 20 Pro was also one of the first to place its fingerprint reader underneath its display, providing a fresh and futuristic method of accessibility.
The aesthetic of the Huawei handset takes clear inspiration from competitors, but the Chinese firm once again coated the phone in its signature Twilight colouring that looks visually striking.
One of the Mate 20 Pro's biggest party tricks is the ability to wirelessly charge other devices that are placed on the phone's rear.
Although the feature does not charge devices the quickest, it is a neat way to give your friends some power and we found ourselves using it more than we expected.
The hardware easily lasted a day of usage and is the only phone we were able to use for two days before it needed a charge.
However, the standout feature on the Mate 20 Pro is by far its camera.
Huawei's phone comes with a 40-megapixel main sensor that is accompanied by a 20-megapixel wide-angle sensor and an 8-megapixel telephoto system.
Not only did we put this camera setup through its paces for our full review, but we also recently had the chance to test it in the bitterly cold environments of Finland.
Mate 20 Pro easily offers the most diverse camera system on the market; we especially love the wide-angle lens for its ability to fit more subjects into a single frame.
Not only was the Mate 20 Pro able to provide drastic innovations at a time other smartphones were conforming to norms, but it was priced extremely competitively.
When other top-tier flagships were being priced over £1,000, the Mate 20 Pro swooped in at £899 and is certainly one of the best value devices around.
It is worth noting the Huawei Mate 20 Pro still leaves room for improvement.
The device's speakers are certainly quieter than others thanks to its placement within the USB-C port itself.
Instead the 24-megapixel system frequently left our skin looking brushed over in selfies.
But the few niggles of the device are certainly worth the trade-off when you consider everything else the phone should be applauded for.