Renders of Huawei’s upcoming flagship handset, the Mate 20, have leaked online which show the device as having a teardrop notch similar to the Essential Phone. The renders are created based on the actual engineering sample of the device, though they are not to scale.
Apart from the Essential Phone, we recently saw Oppo unveil the R17 with a similar notch design. The front of the Mate 20 houses a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2244 x 1080. Despite the notch and minimal bezels surrounding the display, the Mate 20 Pro will house stereo speakers along with a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top. The bottom of the phone houses the USB-C port and a bottom firing speaker.
The teardrop notch on the Mate 20 will please a lot of notch haters as it offers the best of both worlds — a near bezel-less design and a selfie camera that’s not located in an odd position.
At the rear, the Mate 20 will house a triple camera system similar to Huawei’s own P20 Pro. The camera specs are expected to be similar to that handset as well. Other specs of the Mate 20 include Huawei’s own Kirin 980 chipset, 6GB RAM, and a massive 4,200mAh battery with fast charging technology.
Huawei is expected to unveil its Kirin 980 chipset at IFA later this month and follow it up with the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro launch in October. Huawei’s flagship smartphone from earlier this year, the P20 Pro, met with great success in Europe and other parts of the world and given that the company’s Mate series of handsets are always filled to the brim with the best technology possible, the company seems to have another winner on its hand.