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The Huawei Mate 20 to feature BOE-made AMOLED panels, Kirin 980, and five cameras

The Mate 10 Pro. (Source: AnandTech)
The Mate 10 Pro. (Source: AnandTech)
More details of Huawei’s upcoming flagship, the Mate 20, have surfaced. According to the reports, the device will feature OLED panels made by Chinese company BOE, and not Samsung as previously touted. It could also ship with five cameras.

Huawei released its highest profile device, the Mate 10 Pro, in October last year. The company has launched a number of flagships for other demographics since then, but we’re about set for the introduction of the Mate 10’s successor. This device is expected to be the Mate 20—Huawei trademarked that name a short while ago—and it will apparently feature display panels made by BOE.

There isn't much known about the displays themselves but, if the Mate 10 is anything to go by, they will probably be QHD panels. Huawei has mostly used BOE panels on its flagships, so this comes as no surprise, especially since both companies are Chinese and panels from the Beijing-based display makers are likely cheaper than those from LG or Samsung.

A few weeks ago, we received word that Huawei was sourcing huge 6.9-inch displays from Samsung. According to the source reports then, these panels may have been QHD AMOLED ones, which had us doubting the veracity of the story, considering Samsung’s apparent reluctance to sell those panels to other OEMs. It turned out that Huawei had a 6.9-inch Honor Note 10 in the works, however, which could mean that we won't be getting an oversized Mate 20 as previously touted.

Meanwhile, the Mate 20 Pro checked in at 3C for certification earlier in the day. According to the listing, the device is to be powered by a Kirin 980 and will feature a whopping five cameras. Recent trends in mind, we expect a tri-rear camera setup as seen on the Huawei P20 Pro, and two selfie shooters, one of which will be for a facial recognition system.


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Ricci Rox, 2018-07-18 (Update: 2018-07-18)