Huawei had launched the Kirin 980 and the AI Smart Cube at this year’s IFA 2018, but it seems like that’s not all. While many were expecting the company to launch their upcoming flagship, the Mate 20 at the event, Huawei chose to launch its little brother, the Mate 20 Lite.
Huawei Mate 20 Lite is basically the Honor Nova 3i in a slightly different package. The Mate 20 Lite is made of metal and glass with a premium curved edge design. The main focus of the front is the display notch which houses two cameras, an earpiece, and other sensors.
The display itself is 6.3-inches with 2340×1080 resolution. It is powered by the Kirin 710 SoC along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. As for the cameras, the device houses a dual camera setup on both ends, with a 20MP+2MP sensor on the back, and a 24MP+2MP setup on the front.
The Huawei Mate 20 Lite’s rear camera will be equipped with HDR Pro technology, which should make for better colors in photos. And since “artificial intelligence” is the major buzzword these days, the camera features AI scene recognition. The front camera features Huawei’s own version of Apple’s Animojis called “Q Moji.” Here are the full specifications of the Huawei Mate 20 Lite:
|Display||6.3-inch, 19.5:9, FHD+ (2340x1080), FullView, 2.5D, LCD display ( 409ppi)|
|SoC||Kirin 710 SoC ( (4 x 2.2 GHz Cortex A73 + 4 x 1.7 GHz Cortex A53)|
|GPU||ARM Mali G51 GPU|
|Storage||64GB + microSD support up to 256GB|
|Primary Camera||20MP+2MP dual rear cameras (f/1.8), with PDAF, AI-Enhanced Bokeh, Super Slo-Mo, Smart Composition, Intelligent Shooting.|
|Rear Camera||24MP+2MP dual front cameras with HDR Pro Support, Studio Lighting, 3D Qmoji|
|Battery||3,750mAh + 18W quick-charge support|
|Sensors||Fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, compass|
|Network||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Connectivity||USB Type-C, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI 8.2|
|Dimensions and weight||158.3 x 75.3 x 7.6mm, 172g|
|Colors||Gold, Black, Blue.|
The Huawei Mate 20 Lite is priced at £379 for the unlocked version and will be available starting September 5th.