Huawei Mate 20 official press renders leak: waterdrop notch, triple-camera setup

Huawei Mate 20 official press renders leak: waterdrop notch, triple-camera setup
Last week, the premium Huawei Mate 20 Pro was revealed entirely in a set of leaked official press renders. Today, however, is the turn of the regular Huawei Mate 20, which is also set to be slightly cheaper.

From the front, there are a number of differences in comparison to the premium Mate 20 Pro. For one, the dual-edge 6.3-inch AMOLED display has been swapped out for a much more conventional 6.5-inch flat panel that is expected to be of an LCD nature. Looking at the bezel situation, it seems the regular model also includes a slightly smaller chin. This is combined with extremely thin ones on either side and a tiny waterdrop notch up top which is home to a front-facing camera and the proximity sensor. Unsurprisingly, due to the smaller size, no 3D facial recognition tech has been implemented.

Moving over to the rear, the smartphone is essentially identical to the Mate 20 Pro save for one feature: the rear-facing fingerprint scanner – the Pro version embeds a scanner beneath the display. This new scanner sits just below the large camera module which is home to three rears sensors. Speaking of which, the main camera is set to boast a resolution of 20-megapixels in this model, while the monochrome sensor will stick to 12-megapixels. When it comes to the new wide-angle camera, an 8-megapixel resolution is to be expected.

Internally, this device will follow in the footsteps of the Mate 20 Pro by shipping with the Kirin 980 and a minimum of 4GB of RAM. Similarly, a minimum of 64GB of storage is to be expected. However, the most expensive unit will include an 8/512GB setup

Alongside these renders, it was claimed that European pricing is expected to start at €750, which coincides perfectly with the leak from earlier today.


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Mate 20
  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2244 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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6 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I wish they didn't add the faceid IR scanner on the Pro version and gave us this tiny notch instead.

4. CEDEOTB

Posts: 391; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I know right you think because they have the fingerprint scanner under the screen that they wouldn't need face unlock. The smaller notch is much more appealing

2. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Now this is more like it. Closer to the Essential phone cutout.

3. power21

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 15, 2015

why have a notch and a top bezel? This phone would be much better without the notch.

5. bitwiser

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 28, 2018

had the Vivo Next...if you fingers are slightly dirty, sweaty or just for no reason at all the under glass FP scanner did not work or even recognize you are trying to unlock it. Face ID would have been nice in those cases. It is not as good of a technology as current FP devices. Besides accuracy, not nearly as fast either. I don't like the new trend. I like it on the back. but that is me. I know many like it on the front.

6. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

Much better looking than the Pro version... Don't need the stupid face unlock..

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