Since the disclosure by Huawei that it would be launching the Hisilicon Kirin 980 chipset at IFA Berlin 2018 on August 31, the media has been buzzing with news surrounding the Mate 20 series. The Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are expected to be the first smartphones that will be powered by Kirin 980 chipsets. The duo is expected to be unveiled along with the Mate 20 Lite within a short while. TheMate 20 Lite on its part will be powered by the Snapdragon710 chipset. We’ve spotted the renders of all three models which we bring to you in this article for us to know what to expect design-wise from the trio.
The Mate 20 renders were created by the guys at XDA Developers while that of the Mate 20 Pro was done by Ben Geskin. Both renders are said to be based on leaked details about the models. The Mate 20 comes with a water drop notch display similar to what OPPO used on the R17. While the Mate 20 Pro will feature a wider notch on top of its display. The rear design of both flagship Mate 20 models looks almost similar. The most spectacular feature the triple camera setup and the arrangement of the lenses on both models. The camera sensors and LED flash are housed in a single square-shaped housing. What differentiates the Mate 20’s rear design from that of the Mate 20 Pro is the presence of a fingerprint sensor on the Mate 20 whereas the Pro model doesn’t have. The absence of a fingerprint sensor on the Mate 20 Pro is suggestive of the presence of on-screen fingerprint sensor. The device is also expected to come with 3D Face Unlock.
The Huawei Mate 20 Lite renders also shows the presence of an iPhone X-like notch on top the full-screen display. That means all three models will have the notch design with the Mate 20’s being the water drop type. At the rear, the Mate 20 Lite packs a dual camera setup arranged vertically at the middle. The LED flash is located at the left side of the sensors while at the bottom is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Mate 20 Lite design is similar to that of the Mate 10 Porsche Design released last year. It should be noted that the Mate 20 series final design may be different from these renders but the differences may likely be minor.