Last month a render gave us our first look at what could be the new Huawei Mate 20. Now we may be looking at the Mate 20 Pro for the first time ahead of its October 16 launch in London.
This leak comes from German website WinFuture. Much like the Mate 20 photos that came before it, the pro reveals a triple-camera setup and a flash that appear as a 2 x 2 square on the rear of the device.
The real difference is at the front. While last month’s Mate 20 renders show a teardrop notch, the Pro sports more space-consuming strip across the top of the screen. Apparently the front notch will not only contain the front-facing camera, but also facial recognition sensors and potentially notification LED, too.
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You might also have noticed the distinct lack of fingerprint scanner on the front and rear of the device. While the facial recognition tech might suggest that the Pro is going the way of the iPhone, rumour has it that it will actually have an on-screen scanner. Considering that Huawei already had this in its ultra premium Porsche Design Mate RS, it’s a strong possibility.
When it comes to screen size, we don’t have any solid information yet, but there are some reports saying it will have a 3120 x 1440 resolution and 6.9-inch AMOLED panel
For anyone who have missed out on the recent regular Mate 20 leaks, XDA Developers apparently got a hold of some firmware files.
Along with the Kirin 980 chipset that we learned about at IFA, it will apparently run Android 9 Pie, have a 6.3-inch AMOLED panel, contain 6GB of RAM and at least a 128GB storage option. When it comes the battery, it will reportedly be a whopping 4,200mAh and also allow wireless charging, which isn’t available in the P20 series.
Not only that, leaks from last week have revealed that Huawei’s new Freebuds 2 Pro true wireless earbuds can be charged on a Mate 20.
One can only imagine how impressive the Pro is going to be if these turn out to be genuine specs for the normal Mate 20.
As always, we won’t know how accurate these leaks are until the launch — they’re looking pretty good so far.