Huawei Mate 20 Pro dummy unit shows up with sleek design, very thin bezels

Huawei Mate 20 Pro dummy unit shows up with sleek design, very thin bezels
There’s still over a month until the official unveiling of Huawei’s Mate 20 series but this hasn’t stopped the Pro model from becoming the subject of multiple leaks recently. And, adding to previous information and essentially confirming the final design, a dummy unit of Huawei’s next smartphone has appeared online.

As previously reported, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro will adopt a new curved OLED panel up front, creating a look that is similar to that of Samsung’s most recent flagships. However, Huawei appears to have taken the bezel-less concept a step further by reducing the thickness of the bottom chin significantly and also reducing the bezel area on either side of the notch. Additionally, it has included razor-thin bezels on either side of the display. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 includes matching top and bottom bezels that are seemingly thicker, and actually increases the width of its side bezels when compared to last year’s Galaxy Note 8

Just as mentioned above, Huawei’s next flagship also includes a notch above the display. While this one is quite a bit bigger than the one expected on the regular Mate 20, it’s set to be home to a 24-megapixel front-facing camera and a new Face ID-like technology that should improve the device’s security significantly. Also, while on the topic of security, an in-display fingerprint scanner is reportedly included too.

When it comes to the rear design, no images of the dummy unit from this angle have appeared. However, previous leaks have revealed that a square-shaped camera module complete with rounded corners will sit in the middle of the rear. This will then be home to a P20 Pro-like triple-camera layout and a dual-tone LED flash.

In regards to the smartphone’s availability, Huawei has already confirmed that it will officially unveil the Mate 20 Pro alongside the Mate 20 on October 16 in London. Presumably, sales will then commence a couple of weeks later before the beginning of November. However, it’s unclear if Huawei’s flagships will continue to undercut those of Apple and Samsung.

source: Weibo (translated) via Slashleaks

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Mate 20 Pro
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh

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42 Comments

1. OneLove123

Posts: 967; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Galaxy s9 with a notch.

4. Venom

Posts: 3401; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Definitely has a Galaxy design language to it. That notch just feels out of place. Essential is the only one so far that does the notch design the best way.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

It feels as out of place as the notch on the hideous Google Pixel 3XL, lol.

22. Subie

Posts: 2350; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

MG, I'm actually hoping that Google presents us with something completely unlike the "leaks" we've seen so far regarding the 3xl. It's a long shot but the argument made in this article definitely got my interest... https://www.phonearena.com/news/Google-asking-YouTubers-permission-for-Pixel-3-XL-videos_id108583

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, I read about that, and I'm hoping the same thing. I doubt it, but I still have hope, because that Pixel 3XL design is FUGLY.

38. Venom

Posts: 3401; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree Subie. I wonder if Google is throwing us for a loop because I think the notch is a terrible idea. Only essential has pulled it off like a boss.

41. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Too bad they couldn't pull off any meaningful sales like a boss, lol. They probably won't be around this time next year.

37. Venom

Posts: 3401; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Well we know it won't cheat on the benchmark tests.

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

But it will have a plethora of software and hardware issues, as history has proven with the Pixel line.

42. Venom

Posts: 3401; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You sound like a broken record.

43. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nowhere near as much as you do, that's how everyone is able to point out your new accounts, mxyzptlk.

2. Yeahseen

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 08, 2017

note 9 with a notch

3. Joosty

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Huawei trolling Samsung and Apple lmao. Best of both worlds?

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Basically huh lol

31. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Truly! Huawei never creates.

32. htainlintha

Posts: 73; Member since: Mar 20, 2010

but the fugly notch? please,nope!

5. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Not for me. Don't like the notch and prefer flat screen.

6. Sparkxster

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I like it.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Me too. Definitely my next Huawei smartphone.

23. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Me three

33. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

I'm looking more towards the regular Mate 20. Not a fan of curved screens, too many reflections when your in a bright enviroment. Also i hate large notches, i can just about cope with a waterdrop but that notch on the pro would drive me nuts. I've been a Huawei / Honor user for the last 4 years but i'm pretty disapointed with the design of the Mate 20 Pro.

39. Venom

Posts: 3401; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

That's the only thing I hate on the S9. I wish they would have gone away from the curve screen.

7. Diva_hipsterova

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 21, 2018

Less appealing

8. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Notch?! Is a design failure. It's as dumb as using glass on both sides of a phone. But at least you can cover one if them up. Can hide that hideous eyesore.

11. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

You can hide the notch in the settings menu...

12. smguk

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

No you can't hide any notch that's a dumb argument then your just wasting screen to try and disguse the notch which then defeats the purpose of a notch which is to try and increase screen to body ratio

13. yalokiy

Posts: 945; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

You don't waste screen, you get a bit more of it. Otherwise it would be just huge black bezel on top.

15. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

It doesn't defeat the purpose. When the software "hides" the notch it simply adds a black background to the display area on either side to disguise it. That area is still used for the notification bar, though. So you do not lose any display area when it's hidden.

16. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Double post

27. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

You seriously need to come up with a solution for double post.

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