Huawei Mate 20 shows up in China; front panels of Mate 20 series appear too
Now, while the image of the Mate 20 doesn’t provide the clearest look at Huawei’s next smartphone, it does confirm a variety of features. First off, although partially covered, the unique camera island complete with an LED flash and a triple-camera setup can be seen. This will reportedly feature a main 20-megapixel sensor alongside a 12-megapixel monochrome camera and an 8-megapixel sensor complete with a telephoto lens. Elsewhere on the rear, the circular fingerprint scanner is visible just below the camera module, while a cut-out on the protective case reveals the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack. Moving over to the smartphone’s front panel, this coincides perfectly with previous leaks. After all, as confirmed by the image, a small notch that is only big enough to house the necessary front sensors will be included, with this sitting below a small cut-out at the very edge of the panel for the in-ear speaker.
While on the topic of notches, it turns out that Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro will actually feature a much larger one. This is due to the expected 3D face detection feature that should rival Apple’s Face ID. Additionally, and signaling a slight change in direction for Huawei’s design approach, the Mate 20 Pro looks set to include a curved edge display that will resemble the ones seen on Samsung’s latest flagship models. Unlike smartphones from the latter brand, though, the Mate 20 Pro may also include a fingerprint scanner beneath the display.