Rear of Huawei's Mate 20 Pro gets showcased in new live image, design confirmed

Rear of Huawei's Mate 20 Pro gets showcased in new live image, design confirmed
Alleged Huawei Mate 20 render

It was only yesterday when the first alleged renders of Huawei’s next flagship, the Mate 20, appeared online. And today it’s the turn of the next larger sibling, the Mate 20 Pro. Rather than showing up in render form, though, the smartphone is the subject of a new live image leak.

Overall the photo itself doesn’t necessarily reveal anything too major following yesterday’s images. After all, just like the regular Mate 20, the Pro variant will seemingly adopt the same camera module in the center of the rear that is home to a dual-tone LED flash and three cameras (a main 40-megapixel sensor, a secondary 20-megapixel monochrome camera, and a telephoto lens). Nevertheless, it does finally confirm the exact placement and shape of the rear-facing fingerprint scanner that will grace both the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro – yesterday’s renders of the regular model failed to include the scanner because the rear of the device that they were based on had been covered almost entirely, thus hiding the scanner. On a related note, it’s also worth noting that these images debunk rumors regarding an in-display alternative.

When it comes to the front of the smartphone it’s worth noting that no image has shown up online as yet. However, the Mate 20 Pro is expected to adopt the same look as the regular Mate 20. This means that a tall display complete with an Essential Phone-like notch up top and a slight chin down below will be present. Unlike the smaller Mate 20 that is rumored to include a 6.3-inch panel, though, the Mate 20 Pro could potentially up this to 6.9-inches.

In regards to the internal characteristics, Huawei has already confirmed that the flagship Mate 20 duo will be powered by the upcoming Kirin 980 processor. Additionally, either 6GB or 8GB of RAM is expected to be included alongside 128GB of internal storage. When it comes to the software side of things, Huawei has also revealed that it will be showcasing its new EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9 Pie at IFA in early September, which suggests the Mate 20 lineup will come with the new software pre-installed once they are announced in October.

source: Weibo (translated) via: Facebook

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12 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

That flash looks out of place.

10. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Would be cool if they make a triforce design with the flash in the center.

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah, it's looks like a place holder or a broken camera cover. They should go all in and use 4 cameras (Normal, ultra-wide, telephoto and B&W), and place the flash outside that box.

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Why couldn't they just continue the lovable Mate 10 design :(

4. yalokiy

Posts: 1113; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

This one looks good too. Symmetrical 4 circles inside rounded square.

3. yalokiy

Posts: 1113; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Finally, the notch is Essential's ^_^

5. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Finger print scanner on back . So, no on screen FPS . Probably this is the regular version

8. yalokiy

Posts: 1113; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Or it will have both like Mate RS Porsche Design.

6. ECPirate37

Posts: 347; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I cannot wait to get this phone! With every leak I get more excited. I'm just hoping the phone comes in great colors like all of the P20's did. I thought it would be cool to have the in screen finger print reader, but I am so used to doing it on the back with all three of my phones, that it isn't a deal breaker. All I hope is that they have the color I want in stock when I go to china at the end of October. I like the idea of the cameras being positioned the way they are as well.

7. antmiu2

Posts: 551; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Is that back panel glass?

9. wesley.

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

No on screen fingerprint scanner! How could you do this, Huawei?

11. ALMBO6

Posts: 196; Member since: May 28, 2018

That camera arrangement looks weird. Let's wait and see what the whole thing will look like

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