In Short: The Huawei Mate 20, one of Huawei’s upcoming flagships, has just surfaced in a hands-on video, revealing quite a few design-related details. If you take a look at this short video which surfaced in China, and is embedded down below, you will be able to see both the phone’s front and back sides. As you can see, the Huawei Mate 20 will sport a ‘teardrop notch’ at the top of the display, in other words, it will come with a really tiny notch, similar to the one included in the OPPO R17, and one that will ship on the OnePlus 6T. The phone’s bottom ‘chin’ will be almost non-existent, which essentially means that this phone will have extremely thin bezels. You will notice that the phone’s back side is curved, and that there are three cameras located there, along with an LED flash, and a fingerprint scanner. Do take this leak with a grain of salt, though, as the ‘Hyrion’ branding is included on the back of the phone, though that could only mean that Huawei is trying to conceal the identity of this phone, as EMUI is clearly running on it, not to mention that the phone is identical to what leaks have been reporting.
Background: The Huawei Mate 20, and its Mate 20 Pro sibling, have been leaking for a long time now, and both will be announced on October 16 in London. Huawei announced that event a while back, and it will introduce its two new flagships, while the Mate 20 Lite, which was silently announced already, will probably make an appearance as well. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro, unlike the Mate 20, will sport a much larger display notch, quite probably because it will include some sort of advanced facial scanning technology or something of the sort, that’s basically the only reason for Huawei to includes such a large notch on it. In any case, both devices will be fueled by the same processor, the Kirin 980, while both phones will ship with Leica’s camera lenses as well.
Impact: The Huawei Mate 20 will become one of Huawei’s new flagships, and one of the most powerful phones out there. Due to the fact it will sport a much smaller notch than its sibling, and be more affordable at the same time, the Mate 20 may actually be more popular than the Mate 20 Pro, but we’re only guessing at this point, it remains to be seen what will happen once first sales numbers drop.