The Mate 20 series are the most anticipated devices from Huawei for the second half of the year. Huawei plans to do wonders with the device just as it did with this year’s P-series.
Just like last year’s Mate 10 series, we expect the Mate 20 to come in at least three variants – the Mate 20 Lite, the Mate 20, and the Mate 20 Pro. There should also be a fourth variant made in collaboration with Porsche Design.
The Mate 20 Lite will be the cheapest of the lot and the least powerful. The device already appeared on TENAA where it bared all its specs. Ahead of its official release, which is still unknown by the way, official renders of the phone have surfaced online.
The images were posted on the web first by Winfuture.de and they show the Mate 20 Lite in two colors – gold and black. The black variant isn’t new as its pictures are those used by TENAA.
As you can see, the Mate 20 Lite comes with a notch, a common trend in a lot of Huawei and Honor phones released this year. There is also a bit of bezel at the bottom of the display and like last year’s model, there is no fingerprint scanner in front.
The main design changes are on the rear of the Mate 20 Lite. The back appears to be made of glass and appears curved on the sides (gold variant). It packs dual cameras like the Mate 10 Lite but the sensors are separated. Also, the LED flash now flanks the cameras on the left and a fingerprint scanner sits below the setup.
Remember the horizontal band that has a lighter shade than the rest of the phone on the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro? Huawei is bringing it to the Mate 20 Lite. This time around it is a vertical line and it runs from the top of the dual cameras down to a few centimeters below the fingerprint sensor.
A picture of the side of the phone shows the power and volume buttons are on the right side and there is an antenna line at the upper half. It also has a 3.5mm audio jack at the bottom.
When it launches it will come with a 6.3-inch 2340 x 1080 display, a Kirin 710 processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
Its dual rear cameras are a 20MP sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. It will also have dual front cameras – a 24MP sensor paired with a second 2MP sensor. Under its body sits a 3,650mAh battery. The Mate 20 Lite will run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
The Mate 20 Lite is expected to launch this month and even go on sale by month’s end with a $400 price tag. However, it will be available in China as the Maimang 7.