Huawei has confirmed that it will be launching the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro flagship phones on Oct. 16 in London. These phones are powered by the world’s first 7nm chipset, the Kirin 980. Couple of new images of the Mate 20 series have surfaced on Weibo. One of the images is a render of the Mate 20 Pro whereas the other images show the real Mate 20 handset.
A recent report by XDA Developers had suggested that the Huawei Mate 20 will be arriving with a curved edge screen with waterdrop notch. The handset is also expected to arrive with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The smartphone shown in the following render features a curved display. However, instead of waterdrop notch, it is equipped with a larger notch like the iPhone X. The large-sized notched of the phone may house 3D structured light module to support 3D facial scanning.
The square-shaped camera housing that houses the triple camera and LED flash is placed on the rear shell of the Mate 20 Pro. The back panel of the phone lacks a fingerprint scanner which suggests that it could be featuring an under-display fingerprint sensor. Hence, it appears that the renders belong to the Mate 20 Pro.
The above shown images were reportedly snapped at the IFA 2018 tech expo in Berlin, Germany. These images show the alleged white colored Mate 20 Pro housed in a case. Previously seen images of the Mate 20 shows that its fingerprint scanner is placed quite near to its triple camera setup, but the white colored handset does not seem to feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Hence, these images could belong to the Mate 20 Pro.
In another leak, few images showing the front panel of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro as well as a rear shot of the Mate 20 have surfaced on Weibo. The first image shows that the waterdrop display panel of the Mate 20 on the left and Mate 20 Pro’s display panel with a large-sized notch on the right.
Only phones with OLED screen can support under-display fingerprint scanner. Hence, the Mate 20 Pro feature an OLED screen whereas the Mate 20 may arrive with an LCD panel. The other images shown below seems to belong to the Mate 20 as it is equipped with a circular rear-facing fingerprint reader. There is a cutout for 3.5mm audio jack on the device.