The Mate series have generally been Huawei’s flagship phablet series. The Mate 10 did great with consumers and reviewers alike. Infact Huawei also came out with the Mate 10 lite which had Huawei’s own Kirin 659 chip. The Kirin 659 chip at the time performed somewhat similar to the Snapdragon 625.
But the refreshed launch of the Mate series for 2018 is still pending. Although we have new leaked information and specifications on the new Huawei Mate 20 Lite, which will be a bit watered down version of the flagship level Mate 20 Pro.
The phone will indeed come with a notch and this is expected seeing the recent trend in smartphone designs. It will be a large device, coming in at 6.3 inches and will have a 2K display with a LCD panel. From the leaked images, it seems the phone will have a chin at the bottom with good fingerprint sensor placement at the back.
The Mate 20 Lite will come with the Kirin 710, which is a octa-core processor and a very powerful one. Kirin 710 comes with 4 1.7GHz ARM Cortex-A53 Cores and 4 2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 cores. Along with that, there will be 6GBs of ram and 64GBs of internal storage. Dual-Band WiFi will be present, with max downstreams upto 600 Mbps.
Here is a interesting bit, there will be four cameras in the Mate 20 lite. At the rear, there will be two cameras, one will be the primary shooter with a 20 Megapixel sensor and the other one will be a 2 Megapixel camera for depth sensing. At the front, the primary shooter will have a 24 Megapixel sensor with the second cam again having a 2 Megapixel sensor for depth sensing. Huawei seems to have added depth sensors in both the front and the rear of the phone, probably to have that nice background blur effect in both the front and back cams.
Huawei has packed the phone with a 3650mAh battery, which should give the phone great battery life. The phone will have a glass cover on the back with metal frames on the side. The Mate 20 Lite will probably be priced around USD 400$ according to the leak. The leaked details of the Huawei Mate 20 Lite was brought by Roland Quandt and his website Winfuture.