Update | Details of the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 Lite revealed in full
Update: While we've always believed that the Mate 20 would ignore Huawei's new-found love for the notch, there's a high chance we may have been wrong. According to Onleaks, the Mate 20 Pro will sport a 6.25-inch display, with a 6.8mm notch at the top and a 3.8mm thick chin at the bottom. We may not be fans of the notch—or the most popular version of it anyway—but this is a step forward from the sizeable bezels on Huawei's last flagship, the P20 Pro.
A few weeks ago, word surfaced claiming that the Huawei Mate 20 would feature a Kirin 980, AMOLED panels made by BOE, and a combined total of five cameras. The device is yet to be announced but more reports have crawled out of the grapevine, throwing even more light on Huawei’s next-gen flagship.
According to XDA-Developers, the Huawei Mate 20 will be powered by the Kirin 980. Nothing new about that. New word, however, claims that the Kirin 980—which will be unveiled later this month—will feature the new Cortex-A76 cores and will be built on a 7nm manufacturing process. It’s also said to offer 40% more efficiency and 20% more power than current SoCs like the Snapdragon 845. Lastly, the Mate 20 is said to sport a 6.3-inch AMOLED display, a glass back, wireless charging, a 4200 mAh battery, and up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Not much is known about the Mate 20 Pro but it could be the one to feature five cameras and will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. Previous rumors claimed that one of the two cameras at the front of the device would be for facial recognition, so we could see both an in-display sensor and a 3D facial recognition system on the Mate 20 Pro.
Speaking of dual front-facing cameras, the Mate 20 Lite made an appearance on TENAA earlier in the day, sporting dual selfie shooters. The device was listed with a 6.3-inch display—the same display expected to be found on the Mate 20. However, the display’s resolution is penned down as 2340x1080, which indicates the presence of a notch. The Mate 20, on the other hand, is expected to not feature a notch.
The Mate 20 Lite was listed with 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, a 20 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera setup, and also a 24 MP + 2 MP dual selfie lineup. Most important of all listed details is the presence of an SoC—clocked at 2.2 GHz—that appears to be the newly launched Kirin 710.