Huawei Mate 20 Lite certification listing reveals glass build, updated camera layout
The notch of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro
If Huawei’s previous release timelines are anything to go by, the Mate 20 series should make its official debut towards the middle of October. Just like last year, there will be a regular model, a Pro offering, and a Lite variant. At this point in time, not too much is known about the three devices but images of the cheaper model have seemingly shown up in a new listing on the website of China's certification agency, TENAA.
Taking a look at the front of the device, the lighting in the image makes it hard to tell which aspect ratio the display utilizes – even when the image is brightened it’s still unclear. However, the layout of sensors does point towards a tall 19:9 display complete with a notch. After all, the brand seems to have equipped the smartphone with the same small in-ear speaker and dual-camera layout seen on the P20 Lite. Thus, from the front, the Mate 20 Lite may look very similar to Huawei’s other budget offering.
Moving over to the rear, a new glass build replaces the aluminum construction seen on last year’s smartphone. Moreover, the compact vertical module that was featured on the Mate 10 Lite has been replaced by a much more prominent design that actually resembles the layout seen on the Mate 10 Porsche Design thanks to the different-colored strip that is featured. Speaking of which the area is home to two cameras and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner.
Aside from these design details, not much else is known about the smartphone. Currently, though, it’s expected to ship with the Kirin 710 on the inside along with 4GB and either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. Moreover, an updated version EMUI is to be expected alongside Android 9.0 P straight out of the box.
For those who may be interested in Huawei’s next budget offering, shipments are expected to begin within the first two weeks of November if the device is announced in October like last year’s offering.
source: TENAA via: Slashleaks