Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaks one more time alongside AirPods copycat

Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaks one more time alongside AirPods copycat
Huawei hasn’t exactly gone to great lengths to hide the two (or rather three) smartphones scheduled for official October 16 announcements in London, but the company probably never wanted all the info about the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Porsche Design Mate 20 to be out in the open so early.

Then again, a lot of stuff isn’t quite etched in stone yet, as even a generally reliable tipster like Roland Quandt can’t say for sure whether the two renders he himself leaked yesterday depict the “regular” Huawei Mate 20 or the Mate 20 Pro variant.

Whatever this thing is, it’s incredibly good-looking, with a freshly revealed press-friendly image truly doing that massive front panel justice. The (AMOLED?) screen is not only big, but smoothly curved as well, with a minimal bottom bezel, and... fairly wide notch.

That’s something you’ll have to learn to live with, which shouldn’t be a problem if the Huawei Mate 20 Pro indeed adopts 3D facial recognition technology. Besides, if you prefer the subtle “waterdrop” approach to screen cutouts, the non-Pro Mate 20 is widely expected to go down that road. 

Interestingly, an “ironed out” version of one of the two promo images initially disclosed yesterday makes it clear there’s something on the Mate 20 Pro chin. Oddly enough, it doesn’t seem to be a company logo, so perhaps it’s a tiny speaker. Or a groundbreaking sensor of some sort. Don’t you just love when the plot thickens with every new phone leak?

As for the Huawei FreeBuds 2 Pro seen casually hanging out with the company’s next flagship handset again, they... still look like shameless Apple AirPods clones. Sorry, Huawei, but it is what it is, and we’ll call it as we see it.

source: Roland Quandt (Twitter)

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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
Mate 20 Pro
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh

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32 Comments

1. japkoslav

Posts: 1497; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Sennheiser Momementum True Wireless is just around the corner, so who really cares for other "true wireless" headphones. Even if they will be half decent Sennheiser headphones, they will crush any competition in sound / comfort department. Atp-X, Apt-X LL, AAC, beamforming mic, BT 5.0, USB-C case ... here we go.

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Nice... I love Sennheiser's audio. Not an in-ear kinda guy, but these look very interesting.

20. yalokiy

Posts: 944; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Expected price?

27. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

On point! Can't wait for those sennys !

30. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 290; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

it'll cost around $299 though

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Huawei somehow made the AirPods even more ugly

6. yann

Posts: 613; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

There is nothing more ugly than copycat. I do not like Apple AirPods or whatever the name is, but copying them is showing lack of ideas. And that makes it ugly.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The Huawei mate 20 about to drop it's latest hit titled "Kill them all"

4. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

"How dare you call them copycats? Such an PhoneArena"

7. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

"The (AMOLED?) screen is not only big, but smoothly curved as well, with a minimal bottom bezel" Now I feel bad for Samsung, their only iconic feature, which was regarded as untouchable by anyone, is also being replicated elsewhere day by day. Curved AMOLED with low bezels. Xperia XZ3 also has this feature. Samsung is very near to it's end, sadly.

10. ravibujji1226

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 20, 2018

Keep dreaming.....Wait for the s10

22. maherk

Posts: 6769; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Untouchable? Who said so? The 2 years old Mate 9 Pro had a curved AMOLED screen. And based on your dumb analogy, Apple are near their end as well, since there isn't anything iconic about them anymore. You can get a cheap 150 dollars Chinese phone that looks identical to it, so does this mean that Apple are doomed because of this? Well, only fanboys like you seem to think that way

5. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Wawei Galaxy S9

8. surethom

Posts: 1661; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Airpods copy is fine BUT not the smooth finish they fall out of my ears. A rubber coating is essential also white is a bad choice, go for a darker colour.

31. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 290; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

hhmm, saw some other leaks of these on a different site, it'll also come in black and the case can be charged wirelessly.

9. surethom

Posts: 1661; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Wow the curved screen is bad look at the reflections, flat or much less curved design works better. Why don't companies design well

21. DFranch

Posts: 533; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I'm having flashbacks to the galaxy S7 Edge. I hated the curved edge on that phone. So this phone is not going to be an option for me.

24. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

For what it's worth. The s7 didn't have very good palm rejection

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Almost that time for the dynamic duo of smartphones to be released. Can’t wait for these beasts to drop.

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3099; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Same exact copy of the AirPods which is ugly imo. Huawei have no shame.

17. maherk

Posts: 6769; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I don't get it why they don't create their own design language instead of shamelessly copying Apple and Samsung. I mean they release great phones, so why not differentiate them from the rest of phones and products found in the market.

19. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

These phones are damn gorgeous tbh. The back is totally unique, the bottom has no speakers which is unique, as for the curved screen, did you expect that Samsung will have this exclusively till the end of time? The triple camera is the first of it's kind, the top has a unique IR blaster and blending the curved screen with the extra screen real estate the notch will bring along with one of the thinnest chins on a smartphone (bar apple) is a damn solid design if you ask me. At least till putting the cameras and sensors under the display is possible. This is aside the other crazy goodies that'll come inside the mate 20 pro. I'm even betting this will have the highest screen to body ratio among mainstream flagship phones. Hell of a win for Huawei imo. Think about it bro.

23. maherk

Posts: 6769; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Trust me, I'm waiting for the Mate 20 Pro like I never did with any other device, the P20 Pro got me hooked on Huawei. But my point is, look at the Mate 10 Pro, a gorgeous beast that looked like nothing else, why didn't Huawei take that design, improve it, and port it to their other flagships?

26. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3099; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Problem is they're the second largest phone manufacturers in the industry next to Samsung. I'm definitely sure they are more than capable to make ideas of their own. The Icon X 2018 is a good looking earphone which is an example of making a great pair of earphones. Huawei doesn't need to copy ugly looking earphones like the Airpods.

25. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree, they could have, at the very least curved them a bit

32. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 290; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

wish they'd just stick with the first freebuds which was in ear and not like this airpod-ish design :|

15. OneLove123

Posts: 966; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I wonder what are they going to copy next? The damn phone already look like igalaxy.

16. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Lol Huawei and other Chinese companies have zero shame/pride.

18. yalokiy

Posts: 944; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Some things are hard to make original. Most cars use 4 wheels, most smartphones have rectangular form and one screen. There are not so many ergonomic forms to choose from for ears and headphones in this form-factor.

28. Sparkxster

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Mate 20 duo is bringing the complete package.

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