A new image has now leaked, following earlier leaks, allegedly showing off the unannounced Huawei Mate 20 with a “borderless” design which will reportedly feature curved glass over a flat display. The latest image may be the clearest yet and shows the full front panel in what appears to be a well-lit setting. Shown in a sleek black configuration, although there does seem to be a bezel shown along either left or right-hand edge in the picture, that’s been slimmed back to almost nothing. According to the source, that display is set at a screen-to-body ratio of 93-percent and an 18:9 display ratio. A dual camera is shown along the top edge where there’s also no notch present. Those are aligned on either side of an earpiece and sensors, which seems to suggest Huawei might include depth sensing 3D facial recognition. Along the bottom, there’s only Huawei’s branding and it’s been speculated that in-display fingerprint scanning will be a part of this package rather than moving the sensor to the back panel.
Meanwhile, the current expectations for this device are that it will incorporate the Huawei-built HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC backed up by at least 6GB of RAM and include a near tablet-sized 6.9-inch display. That panel has been rumored to be a Super AMOLED OLED panel supplied by Samsung, although no speculation has been made about its resolution. Furthermore, the ultra-thin bezels could be the result of a recently discovered patent which showcases a new method for embedding displays.
That utilizes separate pieces for the edge bezels and a stepping system for the display mount itself. Setting that aside, the Mate 20 is expected to be Huawei’s first 5G-ready device and to have a triple camera array on the back panel built by Leica using Sony’s IMX 600 sensor. The back panel has not been shown so it’s more difficult to gauge the veracity of claims made regarding those features. In the meantime, the device is expected to be officially revealed at some point over the coming months. Huawei, for its part, hasn’t actually made any announcements regarding its upcoming flagship phablet. So all of those specs and information should be taken with a dose of skepticism.