Last week we looked at the official press render of the Mate 20 Pro which established the presence of a large notch at the top of the display. Today, we’ve been greeted with leaked press renders of its smaller sibling- the Huawei Mate 20. We also have what is reported to be the price list of the entire Mate 20 lineup including the Mate 20, which is expected to start at (Swiss francs) CHF 799 (approx. Rs 59,200).
Starting off with the latest renders, the Mate 20 unlike its expensive sibling Mate 20 Pro, doesn’t feature a wide notch at the top of the display. The 6.5-inch LCD display on the Mate 20 will differ vastly with the 6.3-inch AMOLED display on the Mate 20 Pro. However, the Mate 20 has a smaller bottom chin, thinner bezels and to help expand the screen real estate, there’s a small water drop notch at the top. The notch will be home to the front-facing camera and the proximity sensor.
The rear panel on the Mate 20, however, looks pretty much the same as the one on the Mate 20 Pro, both phone employing square-shaped triple-camera sensors and an LED flash. The only difference comes in the form of a fingerprint scanner at the back of the Mate 20 since the ‘Pro’ variant equips a fingerprint scanner under the front display.
Both the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones will be powered by Huawei’s Kirin 980 7nm octa-core processor with 4/6/8GB RAM and 64/128/256/512GB storage variants. The devices will run on Android 8.1 Oreo with Huawei’s EMUI 8.2 UI on top and the standard Mate 20 will be backed up by 4,000mAh battery.
When it comes to pricing, the Huawei Mate 20 will start at CHF 799 (approx. Rs 59,200), the currency calculated in Swiss francs which looks to be the price list given to retailers by hardware distributors. This is the price of the Mate 20’s 128GB variant which will arrive in Twilight, Black and Blue colours. The Mate 20 Pro will be even more expensive with a retailer’s purchase price of CHF 999 (approx. Rs 74,000) for the 128GB model in blue, black and twilight.
One thing to note is that all these prices are what local distributors will charge their retailers which means by the time a regular customer buys the device, it’ll be a little more expensive. The prices being leaked are for Huawei’s Swiss market and there will be significant changes to these numbers by the time the Mate 20 lineup hits India.