Huawei Mate 20 Pro front panel leak reveals cut-outs for Face ID-like tech

Huawei Mate 20 Pro front panel showcases cut-outs for 3D face scanning tech
A few days back, the front panels of both the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro appeared online revealing drastically different design approaches – the regular Mate 20 will adopt a waterdrop notch along with a flat display while the Pro model will use a much wider alternative coupled with a curved edge panel.

The reason for the larger notch on the Mate 20 Pro is reportedly so that it can accommodate a new Face ID-rivalling 3D facial recognition technology. However, due to the angle and lighting conditions of the previous photo, not all cut-outs were visible. But today, thanks to a much clearer image that has surfaced online, the exact layout of sensors within the notch can be seen.

Looking at the setup from left to right, it’s expected that the first circular cut-out will be designed for a new infrared camera, while directly next to this will be the front-facing selfie sensor which is expected to boast a resolution of 24-megapixels, on par with the P20 Pro that was released earlier this year. Moving on to the middle, Huawei has also placed a new oval-shaped in-ear speaker which could potentially be more powerful than usual due to its slightly larger size. Additionally, a proximity sensor will sit to the right of this and completing the setup will presumably be a dot projector to improve the accuracy of the 3D face scanning system.

Alongside the Mate 20 Pro’s panel, yet another glimpse at the regular Mate 20’s panel has appeared too but fails to reveal anything new. Instead, it simply reconfirms the new waterdrop notch.

As usual, those interested in one of Huawei’s next flagships will have to wait until their announcement on October 16. In the meantime in the smartphone world, Apple’s next iPhones are set to arrive in less than a week’s time, and the Pixel 3 duo are slated to go official on October 9.

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