Huawei announced the Kirin 980 SoC as the world’s first chipset made on 7nm fabrication process. However, Apple stole the thunder by announcing the A12 Bionic SoC on the iPhone XS and XS Max. But, now, the battle is going to be between the new iPhones that are set to go on sale this week, and the Mate 20 that is set to be unveiled on October 16 in London. The Mate 20 will also be the first Huawei smartphone to be powered by the Kirin 980 SoC.
Ahead of the launch, we have come across a lot of leaks and rumors, giving us a clear idea about the smartphone design, expected specifications and features as well. Just like the P20 Pro, the Mate 20 will sport a triple rear camera setup. The smartphone is also expected to come with a big display with a notch on top.
Watch: Huawei Mate 20 non-Pro hand on video leak
Now, the silver color variant of Mate 20 has surfaced online (via SlashLeaks), showing off the design in full glory. To begin with, the front shows off a full screen edge-to-edge display, a thin chin at the bottom, and a waterdrop style notch on top. Rumors hinted that it will come with advanced 3D face recognition system, but it seems like Huawei may keep that tech for the “Mate 20 Pro” variant.
The video also shows off the back with square-shaped triple rear cameras, and a fingerprint scanner just below that. Again, while rumors hinted at an in-display fingerprint scanner, it seems like that will also be restricted to the “Pro” variant.
Talking about photography, the Mate 20 is expected to come with underwater mode to let you take clear photos and videos inside water, and come with live video bokeh mode as well. There is no word on the pricing and availability yet, but with the launch event less than a month away, we will know more when the company officially unveils it on October 16.