After the wildly successful Mate 10 series released by Huawei last year, the media and Huawei fans are now looking forward to their successor, the Mate 20 series which is supposed to be released later this year.
First official renders of the series comes in the form of the Mate 20 Lite’s, revealing 2 possible variants of the device, black and gold. Although the Lite is the lowest end of its Siblings Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, it is still interesting to see what is being offered on this iteration.
From pictures we can see the Mate 20 Lite comes with a notch, a common trend in a lot of Huawei and Honor phones released this year. There is also a bit of bezel at the bottom of the display and like last year’s model. Interestingly no fingerprint scanner is spotted on the front.
What separate the Mate 20 Lite to its predecessor is the design of its back. The back appears to be made of glass and appears curved on the sides (gold variant). It sports dual cameras like the Mate 10 Lite and the LED flash is seated on the sides, with the fingerprint scanner located below the camera array.
Speaking of cameras, its dual rear cameras are a 20MP sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. It will also have dual front cameras – a 24MP sensor paired with a second 2MP sensor. A 3,650 battery is housed inside the chassis. The Mate 20 Lite will run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
The lighter shade stripes return this year round, but is vertical and will not run through the entire phone. It adds a touch of design to differentiate the Mate 20 Lite to other smartphones.
A picture of the side of the phone shows the power and volume buttons are on the right side and there is an antenna line at the upper half. It also has a 3.5mm audio jack at the bottom.
Specs from the TENNA listing suggests that it will come with a 6.3-inch 2340 x 1080 display, a Kirin 710 processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
The Mate 20 Lite is expected to launch this month (August) and go on sale by month’s end with a $400 price tag. As usual, we expect Huawei to price them lower than direction conversion of the USD $400 when it hits our shores.