Friday , September 21 2018 Ausdroid » News » The Huawei Mate 20 will have a tiny teardrop notch according to renders


Huawei are having a great year and even with their misadventures in the US are now the number two smartphone manufacturer in the world. Their P20 Pro was a massive success thanks to ground-breaking photographic quality but they need to follow up that success with another one to cement their position at number two.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is set to be Huawei’s next flagship and looks to pick up where the P20 Pro has left off. We have already seen leaks of its hardware details revealing that it will run their new HiSilicon Kirin 980 (expected to be announced at IFA 2018, just as the Kirin 970 was last year), house a 4,200 mAh battery with wireless charging, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The display is also expected to be a 6.3 inch AMOLED display with a notch.

Now we know how big the notch will be according to XDA developers. XDA Developers managed to get some hands on time with an engineering sample of the Mate 20 Pro and took photos of it. To protect the identity of their source they had renders of the phone based on the photos made up and they reveal a lot.

The render of the front of the phone show a relatively small teardrop-shaped notch with the earpiece located above it. There is a single camera within the notch but there does not appear any sensors within it. The sensors may possibly be located underneath the display or above it in the tiny bezels.

The rear of the device appears to house the triple camera setup, although it is located in a different setup than the P20 Pro. It is in the centre of the device — how or if this affects the quality of the imaging will be interesting but there must be a reason why Huawei have moved the cameras.

The top of the device demonstrates a headphone jack and the bottom houses the USB-C port, speaker and microphone. The phone apparently runs Huawei’s EMUI 9, based on Android 9.0 Pie.

We expect the phone to be announced October/November based on previous years’ announcements. After the success of the P20 Pro Huawei will be pulling out all stops to wow the world with their next flagship.

Will you be wowed? What will it take for you to consider this for your next phone? Do you like the shrinking of the notch?

Source: XDA Developers.

Scott Plowman   Ausdroid's Deputy Editor in Chief

Scott is our modding guru - he has his finger on the pulse of all things ‘moddable’, pointing us towards all the cutting edge mods hacks that are available. When he’s not gymming it up, or scanning the heck out of Nexus devices, you'll find him on the Ausdroid Podcast.

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Oldmike
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Oldmike

It looks pretty good apart from the crappy notch , at least the notch is smallish .
I am looking at getting the galaxy note down the track , i don’t see that changing.
The mate would be my second choice though .

Monchito 94
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Monchito 94

De hecho con esas especificaciones certeras si se justifica el precio de 900
.Pantalla de 2k de 6.3
.Recocimiento facial (notch al estilo de essential phone)
.Puerto mini jack
.Puerto infrarrojo.
.Bateria de 4200 ahm
.Sensor dactilar en pantalla
.Kirin 980 con NPU.
.3 Camaras a color, monocromo y zoom x3 , video en 4k 60 fps con OIS
.Carga inalambrica
.Pc mode con conexion hdmi
.Traductor de microsoft
.Android p
.6 A 8 GB Y MEORIA EXPANDIBLE HASTA 512 GB

Adam
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Adam

Yeah, totally, man.

Sujay
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If you say so …

noice brewery
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noice brewery

Now this is more like it. Enjoying my Mate 9 and this might be the next step up. Just wish it were easier to put LineageOS on it.

Tibb So
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Tibb So

Wouldn’t putting LineageOS remove the software for the only feature you’d buy a Huawei flagship phone for – the camera? Does putting LineageOS on it remove the possibility of Chinese Govt spyware or is that hardwired in? If you put LineageOS on it and then add back any Huawei software, you’d also be adding back in Huawei’s “phone home” features because every app they do seems to “phone home”.

noice brewery
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noice brewery

I don’t know about the camera software, but since the camera itself is a hardware component it’s drivers can either be reverse engineered or re implemented.

As for Chinese spyware, do you have anything to back that up or are you just looking for an excuse to dog whistle?

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