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Leaked picture and sketch of the Huawei Mate 20 show a dual-camera setup but no signs of a notch

Could the Huawei Mate 20 forego the notch? (Source: MyDrivers)
Could the Huawei Mate 20 forego the notch? (Source: MyDrivers)
A leaked picture of what could be the Huawei Mate 20 is doing the rounds online and apparently, the device does not sport a notched display. A sketch of the Mate 20 has also leaked revealing a dual camera setup with an LED flash in between the lenses. Further details are scarce at this point but the smartphone is expected to be powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 980.

An alleged first look Huawei Mate 20 has leaked online and gives the initial impression that Huawei will not be bringing the notched display design to the Mate series as seen in the recent flagship P20 release. Alongside the leaked image, a sketch of the Mate 20 has also surfaced showing a vertical dual-camera setup at the back with the LED flash in between the lenses.

Gauging from the leaked pic, the Mate 20's displays looks nearly completely bezel-less save for the top bezel that houses the selfie cams and the bottom chin that bears the Huawei branding. Apart from the fact that there is no visible notch, the display seems to be curved at the edges similar to Samsung's Galaxy line. The display size appears to be around 5.99 inches similar to the older Mate 10 and there is every chance Huawei might opt for an OLED panel instead of LCD but that's anyone's guess at this point. Huawei is known to have ordered 6.9-inch OLED panels from Samsung Displays so we might see a larger display in the Mate 20 Pro. Do also note that the picture is very blurry and it's authenticity cannot be verified.

Alongside the leaked photo, a sketch of the Mate 20 is also doing the rounds online and the front of the sketch seems to match the selfie cam placement seen in the leaked pic. The sketch reveals that the Mate 20 will sport a vertical dual-camera setup in the rear with an LED flash between the lenses. The fingerprint reader finds its place below the camera setup. There is a high possibility that there will be a Mate 20 Pro version that will inherit the 40 MP triple-camera system of the Huawei P20 Pro

Not much is known about Huawei's plans for the Mate 20 series as of now. There were, however, reports of a Mate 20 running on a Kirin 980 SoC that showed stellar performance in the AnTuTu benchmark, outperforming even the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. The Kirin 980 will be based on TSMCs 7nm process and feature ARM Cortex A75 cores alongside an improved AI co-processor. We will of course get to know more details as we near the Huawei Mate 20's launch in October.

The Huawei Mate 20 could feature a dual-camera setup with an LED flash in between. (Source: MyDrivers)
The Huawei Mate 20 could feature a dual-camera setup with an LED flash in between. (Source: MyDrivers)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-06-20 (Update: 2018-06-20)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.