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The Huawei Mate 20 will feature a weird rear camera design and a notch

The Mate 20 sports an PH1-esque notch. (Source: XDA-Developers)
The Mate 20 sports an PH1-esque notch. (Source: XDA-Developers)
A new report has detailed Huawei's upcoming flagship, the Mate 20, with notable takeaways including the presence of a notch, a single selfie camera, a headphone jack, and a slightly inebriated tri-rear camera design.
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Huawei is expected to unveil its next set of premium devices within the next few months. We’ve already received word on the three devices, the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 Lite, but now we have something a bit more concrete on the Mate 20. 

According to the source report by XDA-Developers, the information was gleaned from firmware files and engineering samples obtained from a reputable source.

The Mate 20 will sport a 6.3-inch AMOLED display. This has been known for a while, but it’s always nice to get some confirmation. As claimed by a recent leak, the device will feature a notch. However, the notch on the Mate 20 is the new waterdrop notch that we saw on the OPPO F9 last week. We’re not fans of the notch but its definitely a better sight than the iPhone X-esque rectangular slabs that have been so popular until now.

Within the notch resides a single selfie camera, which conflicts with previous information that touted dual selfie cameras. However, there’s a chance we get the supposed dual selfie cameras and 3D facial recognition on the Mate 20 Pro instead. At the top of the notch is the phone’s earpiece.

The top of the device houses a 3.5mm headphone jack, good to find after Huawei’s trip over to the dark side with the P20 Pro and Mate 10 Pro. There’s a chance that the Mate 20 Pro doesn’t feature a jack, though, but we’ll have to wait for more information. The bottom of the Mate 20 houses a USB Type-C and stereo speakers.

The back of the Mate 20 is where things get funky. The device sports a tri-rear camera setup, which is about expected. The design is an entirely different matter, though, as the three cameras are arranged in matrix-esque formation, an LED flash keeping the array in balance, as all things should be.

Meanwhile, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro have also been certified on EEC. The Mate 20 Pro has the model number LYA-L29, and the Mate 20 bears the HMA-L29 tag. LYA and HMA mean "Laya" and "Hima" respectively. Both are devices are listed with Android Pie, which confirms that we will be getting the Android Pie-based EMUI 9 alongside the Mate devices when they're launched in October.

 

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Ricci Rox, 2018-08-24 (Update: 2018-08-24)