The Huawei Mate 20 leaks are in full swing now, as the Mate 20 series official reveal is near. The leak train continues this week, as China’s TENAA authority has published a listing for the Huawei Mate 20 Lite.
The listed device certainly seems like Huawei Mate 20 Lite based on the specs, features a 6.3-inch 2,340 x 1,080 LCD screen and a 3,650mAh battery. By comparison, last year’s Mate 10 Lite offered a 6-inch full HD+ display and a 3,340mAh battery.
Other major specs include an 2.2Ghz octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and two dual camera setups (20MP+2MP on the rear, 24MP+2MP on the front). The four camera combination lines up well with the Huawei Mate 10 Lite, which had a 16MP+2MP rear pairing and a 13MP+2MP selfie setup and Mate 10 Lite is a great success till now.
A big improvement over Mate 10 Lite?
The processor’s clock speed suggests a new Kirin 710 chipset, as its heavyweight CPU cores reach at 2.2Ghz. Meanwhile, the 6GB of RAM figure seems a little excessive for a Lite model, but we have seen several mid-range devices launch with this much memory, such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Moto G6 Plus.
No doubt , if the device does indeed launch with the Kirin 710 and 6GB of RAM, it’ll make a big power leap on paper over its predecessor. The new chipset, in particular, brings powerful CPU cores to budget Huawei phones for the first time. The Kirin 65x series, used in most budget Huawei phones, sticks to weaker, but power-efficient CPU cores only. So users should expect better performance and faster loading.
In any case, other listed features include Android 8.1, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a rear fingerprint scanner.
If you’re hoping for something a little more impressive, then the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro might be for you instead. According to a dissection of firmware files by XDA-Developers, the phones will share a Kirin 980 processor, while the Huawei Mate 20 Pro might have an in-display fingerprint scanner.
We’re not expecting the Huawei Mate 20 series to be unveiled at IFA, as the company traditionally launches the Mate range in October/November instead. Nevertheless, we might see the Kirin 980 chipset revealed at the Berlin event in early September.