October will be a crazy month for smartphone launches. We’ve got phones like the Razer Phone 2, LG V40 ThinQ, Honor Magic 2, possibly OnePlus 6T, Google Pixel 3, Huawei Mate 20, and more. Out of these smartphones, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have leaked the most. We know basically everything there is to know about those two devices, to the point where people have come up with elaborate conspiracies about a third “Pixel Ultra” model because they believe the devices have been leaked far too much. Well, I wouldn’t be surprised if we start hearing conspiracies about the Huawei Mate 20 Pro because the device and all of its accessories have just been leaked in full.
First spotted by SlashLeaks, retail listings for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and its Silicone Cover, Smart View Cover, PU Wallet Cover, NM Card, and Wireless Charger accessories have gone live. The retail listings went up on a website for Aurora Group Sverige AB, a wholesale consumer electronics accessories business which serves customers in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. There is very little doubt in our minds about the authenticity of this leak. Our source who provided us with the images we used to create the first Huawei Mate 20 renders told us that Huawei was developing an “NM Card” which was said to be a kind of SD Card, though we didn’t have any further details. Lo and behold, the retailer has a listing for a Huawei NM Card. Furthermore, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro renders show off one of the new wallpapers that we just released. These renders are very high quality and also match the recent leaks of the Mate 20 Pro, so we’re betting this retailer slipped up and posted these listings earlier than they were supposed to.
The leaks confirm that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro will support wireless charging, that the Pro model does not have a waterdrop notch unlike the standard model, and that the Pro model will also sport the rectangular triple rear camera setup. Without further delay, here are all of the high quality renders that leaked today.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro in its Silicone Cover
Huawei Mate 20 Pro in its Smart View Cover
Huawei Mate 20 Pro in its PU Wallet cover
Huawei Mate 20 Pro NM Card
The NM Card seems to be an entirely new product. The product listing states that this 128GB card supports a transfer speed of 90MB/s. That matches the Video Speed Class defined by the SD Association which is necessary to support 4K or higher video recording.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s Wireless Charger
The 15W wireless charger supports any Qi-enabled devices. It has a USB Type-C input port. It has a silicone surface to prevent slipping. It also has built-in “foreign object detection” to detect items like “ID/travel cards, keys, coins” in case you forget to take them out while charging your device.
The only accessory that didn’t leak today is the Freebuds 2 Pro wireless earbuds, but fortunately, we already got a pretty good look at those. At this point, the only thing that Huawei has left to confirm is the software features, but even those secrets aren’t safe before the announcement. The Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro will be unveiled on October 16th, as confirmed during Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 980 announcement. If there are any additional noteworthy leaks, we’ll let you all know.
Note: Huawei recently stopped providing bootloader unlock codes for the entirety of its device lineup. This means that the bootloader of the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro will NOT be unlockable, and users won’t be able to install Magisk/TWRP/custom ROMs on them.