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Here’s your first look at the HUAWEI Mate 20 Lite – and its iPhone X notch

Any hopes that the Mate 20 line wouldn't include notches are now dashed.

Published onAugust 14, 2018

Leaked images of the HUAWEI Mate 20 Lite, in black, gold, and blue.
  • Images of the HUAWEI Mate 20 Lite leaked today via Evan Blass.
  • The images show that the Mate 20 Lite will have a notched display, unlike the previous Mate 10 line.
  • We don’t know if the other Mate 20 phones will have notches, but these images make it seem likely.

We are anxiously awaiting the launch of the HUAWEI Mate 20 series which will include the vanilla Mate 20 as well as the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro. It also seems that there will be a HUAWEI Mate 20 Lite, and we have our first look at it in the images above, via Evan Blass (@EVLeaks).

The first thing you’ll notice is the huge notch at the top of the screen, which looks a lot like the notch on the iPhone X. Unfortunately, if you were hoping for a notch-less experience as you had with the HUAWEI Mate 10 line, you might be out of luck.

HUAWEI fires shot at Galaxy Note 9, hints at "real upgrades" for Mate 20 series
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

The HUAWEI P20 line – which launched earlier this year – features three variants, all with a notched display. Therefore, it’s highly likely that the Mate 20 line will follow suit and push a notched display onto each variant.

However, there’s also the HUAWEI Mate RS Porsche Edition, a $2,000 smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner and no notch to be seen. It could be possible – however unlikely – that the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro could feature a similar design. If this were true, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Lite would have notches, while the Mate 20 Pro wouldn’t.

This is all speculation on our part, but one thing is for certain: any hopes that the Mate 20 line would go entirely notch-less are now dashed for good.

The Mate 20 line could look more and more like the P20 line if some of the rumors we’re hearing are true, such as the Mate 20 Pro having a triple-lensed camera setup on the back, just like the P20 Pro. But we’ve also heard a rumor that the Mate 20 could come with a ridiculous 5,000mAh battery, which would certainly set the phone apart from the pack.

Check out our rumor roundup of the Mate 20 line by clicking below:

NEXT: HUAWEI Mate 20 series: All the rumors in one place

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