Huawei Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro renders confirm different camera layouts
Alleged Huawei Mate 20 render
Recent leaks of Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro revealed that the upcoming flagship would adopt a new square-ish camera module on the rear. Naturally, as has previously been the case, it was assumed that the regular Mate 20 would also utilize the same design. However, thanks to a newly-leaked render, it’s been revealed that this isn’t the case.
Rather than taking design cues from this year’s Pro model, it seems as though Huawei’s regular Mate 20 will actually follow in the footsteps of last year’s Mate 10 Porsche Design and this year’s Mate 20 Lite thanks to an elongated vertical layout on the rear. Working our way up from the bottom of the area, Huawei has once again included some information that relates to the camera sensors that are included on the smartphone. This sits below the usual Leica branding and a circular fingerprint scanner, which itself confirms that no in-display scanners will be present. Moving further up the rear, Huawei’s triple-camera setup is clearly visible. However, the exact layout of the sensors is unclear at this point. Nevertheless, if the P20 Pro’s setup is anything to go by, the bottom two sensors should be the monochrome and color cameras respectively, while the one that sits above everything else is expected to sport a telephoto lens. Also, the sensors should boast resolutions of 12-megapixels, 20-megapixels, and 8-megapixels respectively, according to rumors.
As seen in the render above, up front the Mate 20 is expected to adopt a new Essential Phone-like notch up front. This will be coupled with a reduced chin towards the bottom of the display. Separately, and on the topic of specifications, Huawei’s Kirin 980 will be present on the inside along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Also, a large 4,200mAh battery will be keeping the lights on, while all of this should be backed up by Android 9 Pie straight out of the box complete with the EMUI 9.0 overlay on top.
Currently, Huawei’s Mate 20 should become official towards the second half of October alongside the larger Mate 20 Pro. Speaking of which, yet another render of this device, which can also be seen below, has appeared online showcasing its new camera layout.