Huawei officially announced its latest Kirin 980 chipset at IFA 2018 and the new SoC is expected to power the flagship Mate 20 series models. Huawei should release the Mate 20 in October this year and ahead of that the Mate 20 Pro has appeared online. This is said to be a dummy unit and so the final model may not be exactly the same as this one but this gives us an idea of what to expect.
The design of the leaked unit shows the Mate 20 Pro will still come with the same curved edge display design as the Mate 10 Pro but this time, it adopts a full-screen notch design. The Mate 20 Pro equally has an OLED panel at the front which makes it look like Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 9 flagship. The side bezels look very thin and even the one on the chin has been sliced further to become thinner than that of the P20 Pro. The top bezel isn’t too impressive, though, as it looks sort of ugly, packing a wide notch at the middle.
The Mate 20 Pro is expected to have an in-display fingerprint scanner in addition to a Face ID-like technology that would utilise its 24MP front camera. We haven’t set our eyes on the rear design but the Mate 20 Pro is said to feature a P20 Pro-like triple-camera setup along with a dual-tone LED flash. Huawei is expected to launch the Mate 20 Pro alongside the Mate 20 on October 16 in London.