Huawei Mate 20 to come with water-drop notch, triple rear cameras and more

by Habeeb Onawole 0

The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are both impressive devices but their successors will be much better and we can’t wait for them to launch. Huawei is expected to announce them in the last quarter judging from the release date of their predecessors. Ahead of that date, renders and specs of the Mate 20 have surfaced which reveal a great deal about the upcoming phone.

The massive and well-detailed reveal comes from the guys at XDA-Developers who obtained firmware files of the Mate 20 a.k.a “Hima” as well as real-life photographs of the device which the renders are based on.

Huawei Mate 20 render front

The Huawei Mate 20 will come with a 6.3-inch AMOLED screen, much bigger than that of the Mate 10 Pro. According to the renders, the display will have a water-drop notch and not the bathtub-like type of the Huawei P20. According to the firmware files, it has a 2244 x 1080 screen and by finding the notch’s overlay, they were able to confirm the notch’s design.

The Mate 20 will come with stereo speakers. There is a speaker above the notch which also doubles as the speaker for calls and another at the bottom of the phone. It will also have a 3.5mm audio jack. Apart from the speaker at the bottom, there is also a USB-C port. We believe the phone should also support HDMI out just like the Mate 10 does.

Huawei will equip the Mate 20 with triple rear cameras just like that of the P20 Pro but they will have an interesting and unique arrangement. Rather than be arranged vertically and positioned at the far left, the three cameras and LED flash will be arranged to form a square and positioned in the middle of the device. I guess manufacturers are getting inspiration from Tetris.

Huawei Mate 20 render rear cameras

There is no image showing the fingerprint scanner or position of logos. XDA says this is because the sample the renders are based on had its back protected, so they are not sure of the shape and size of the fingerprint scanner. They are also not sure of the dimensions of the phone, so there is a possibility that the size and position of the buttons, ports, and cameras in the renders may not be the same as that of the device itself.

The Huawei Mate 20 will run Android 9.0 Pie, be powered by the Kirin 980, and have 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There will most definitely be other configurations too. The phone will pack a 4200mAh battery and support wireless charging.

Huawei Mate 20 render top Huawei Mate 20 render bottom

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A date for the launch is still unknown but we expect Huawei will announce the Kirin 980 chipset which will power the phone and subsequent flagships including those from its Honor sub-brand at this year’s IFA.


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