Huawei Mate 20 renders show ridiculous camera island, small notch

Huawei Mate 20 renders show ridiculous camera island, small notch
Huawei took many by surprise when it launched the triple-camera P20 Pro, but the Chinese company promised last week an even bigger surprise once the new Mate 20 phones will be unveiled. We admit that the idea of a Mate 20 with four rear cameras crossed our minds, but only briefly. It would be quite an achievement to aesthetically accommodate four camera sensors on the back of a phone, although not really impossible.

The question is whether or not adding four rear cameras would help a smartphone achieve better results in the photography area or it would be just a marketing stunt. But it looks like Huawei has no plans to make a four-camera smartphone yet, as the Chinese company suggested not long ago.

However, the Mate 20 will indeed boast a triple rear camera and a single selfie snapper. Unlike many other smartphones that embraced the new notch trend, the Mate 20 will feature a very small one in the form of a “waterdrop.”

Several renders of the Huawei Mate 20 were recently published by XDA Developers. The renders have been specifically made after they've seen pictures of a Mate 20, but in order to protect the source's identity, they have decided to recreate the device from those photographs.

There's one thing worth mentioning before you go look at the pictures: the fingerprint sensor wasn't added in these renders because the back of the phone was protected so it wasn't visible. Still, the Mate 20 will definitely come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, it's just that we don't know the shape of it yet.

Also, the exact dimensions of the Mate 20 are still a mystery, so everything you see in these renders (bezels, notch, and camera sensors) may not be 100% accurate, but they should provide us with enough information as to what Huawei has in store for us.

Before checking out these pictures, it worth noting that the Mate 20 will feature a glass back and that it will include both a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB Type-C port. As far as the specs go, the regular Mate 20 is expected to pack a Kirin 980 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, a 6.3-inch AMOLED display, and a massive 4,200 mAh battery.

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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



1. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Haters will hate it anyway. I find it quite interesting. Specially the camera setup

2. tuminatr

Posts: 1164; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Looks interesting and probably the smallest notch I have seen. I like it.

4. jacure619

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 16, 2018

Looks about the same size as the essential phone.

17. yalokiy

Posts: 1103; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Nope, it's about twice shorter, while the width is about the same.

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I still prefer the old mate 10 pro design. Too bad that design didn't become a trend and instead these near bezel less phones with notches came instead

5. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Don't know why but this camera setup looks nice to me.

6. Cyberchum

Posts: 1108; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

From Apple's notch style to Sharp's. The latter is definitely better!

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Liking the mobile site revamped design. Thanks PA.

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yeah but it automatically goes to mobile view even when I bookmark it in desktop mode. So annoying coz that didn't happen before this revamp

8. Sparkxster

Posts: 1245; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Just needs water resistance and wireless charging. With those two things it will be a winner.

12. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The mate 10 had them So why won't the Mate 20?

15. yalokiy

Posts: 1103; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Which mate 10 had wireless charging?

9. delta

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Ok, audio jack thank God, know if it has sd card support and hdmi output like the mate 10, it will be my next phone

10. Nickfuryroad

Posts: 43; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

Well, looks like my Huawei Mate 10 (the regular version) is gonna stay with me for a very long time. Not 'upgrading' anytime soon, unless Huawei is just trolling everyone with these supposedly leaked renders.

13. Elvis358

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

The camera setup remind's me a little bit of Lg X cam smartphone. It definitely looks unique in some wiered way

14. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I was hoping for dual speaker similar to the honor note 10 with a speaker on the top.

16. yalokiy

Posts: 1103; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Love the design. The smallest ever notch and nice symmetrical main camera (4 circles inside rounded square).

18. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If I have to have a notch I could live with that.

19. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

with those cameras Huawei needs Xenon flash. Results will surely be better


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Hopefully 4k Video is stabilized when recording, much better Ram+Battery management, and a better UI that doesn't imitate the iPhone.

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