Huawei Mate 20 front panel leak seemingly confirms two cutting-edge features

Huawei Mate 20 front panel leak seemingly confirms two cutting-edge features
The world’s second-largest smartphone vendor is preparing to release another high-end trio most Americans will not be able to buy, although unlike the P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite, at least one Mate 20 variant could well follow in the footsteps of the Mate 10 Pro with unlocked sales through US retailers like Amazon and B&H Photo Video.

After a number of detailed Mate 20 Lite leaks, it’s time for a fairly comprehensive (and mainly reliable) report regarding the “regular” Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Unsurprisingly, insiders expect the latter to borrow that state-of-the-art 40 + 20 + 8MP triple camera system from the P20 Pro, while the non-Pro Mate 20 is rumored to adopt a slightly humbler tri-lens arrangement with 12, 16, and 8MP imaging sensors.

What’s definitely surprising (though far from confirmed) is a trio of freshly leaked pictures purportedly showing the front panel of the non-Pro Huawei Mate 20 and seemingly hinting at both in-display fingerprint authentication and 3D facial recognition integration.


Those are basically the speculated defining features of Samsung’s Galaxy S10, expected out next spring, and it would be outright mind-blowing if Huawei was able to not only bring them to market earlier, but also build them into two different flagship models.

If this is indeed the Huawei Mate 20 we’re looking at here and not the Mate 20 Pro, that “notchy” AMOLED screen should measure around 6.3 inches in diagonal, also featuring Samsung-style dual curves and a teeny-tiny “chin.” Of course, the iPhone X-inspired notch is substantially wider than the one adopted by the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, housing a number of complex 3D structured light components needed to work some Face ID-similar magic.

A larger than 4,000 mAh battery is one of the few officially confirmed key selling points, looking to squeeze the most out of a very energy-efficient, blazing fast 7 nm-based Kirin 980 processor. Unfortunately, we may have to wait until October to see the Huawei Mate 20 family formally unveiled.

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7 Comments

1. ahmadkun

Posts: 665; Member since: May 02, 2016

I already got bored of this notchy design, c'mon designers

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

9 months since they show it, took them long enough.. They better deliver that 30,000 point 3D face map to make it par with Vivo's face scanner.

3. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Notch didn't existed a year ago . But now its a common thing. While many hate it , it is liked by a huge number of people as they feel it makes the phone looks modern and no notch is a prehistoric design. Notches look ugly even I dont like it but it something that makes a phone a good selling product for the brand. Which means profit and success. On the other hand, the curve on the sides are not identical to Samsung's ones . These one are just used to give the phone smoother edges as todays flagships are 6+ inches and difficult to hold . The display is just slightly curved and almost negligible.

4. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Dos Curved-Edges, though. It's as if they take a sharp turn off of Screen Highway.

5. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Huawei looks to be first with the in display ultrasonic for and 7nm SoC. Couple that with a battery bigger than 4,000mah, 3D facial scanner, ip 67 or 68 water resistance, improved triple camera, and possibly wireless charging the Mate 20 series is looking lit.

6. Fellwalker

Posts: 542; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Hate the tall and thin, which makes web sites like this look silly, and ruins books, maps and in my opinion, anything but ridiculously wide videos. Hate the curved edges, they reflect too much light and distract. Don't like the notch which is merely a marketing ploy to get bigger diagonal.

7. jasaero

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Well hopefully the pro isn't notched. Seems I won't upgrade again. Mate 9 that I use is still nicer than most that have come after. I would have considered Mate 10, but didn't like front fingerprint location.

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