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Here’s your first look at the Huawei Mate 20 Lite – and its iPhone X notch

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We are anxiously awaiting the launch of the Huawei Mate 20 series which will include the vanilla Mate 20 as well as the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. It also seems that there will be a Huawei Mate 20 Lite, and we have our first look at it in the images above, via Evan Blass (@EVLeaks).

The first thing you’ll notice is the huge notch at the top of the screen, which looks a lot like the notch on the iPhone X. Unfortunately, if you were hoping for a notch-less experience as you had with the Huawei Mate 10 line, you might be out of luck.

The Huawei P20 line – which launched earlier this year – features three variants, all with a notched display. Therefore, it’s highly likely that the Mate 20 line will follow suit and push a notched display onto each variant.
https://www.androidauthority.com/huawei-mate-20-lite-notch-894981
 

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This looks interesting if the alleged information in the above link are indeed true about the so called Mate 20 Pro. Looks like Huawei may just have a device coming that would take on the Note 9 :)
 

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This looks interesting if the alleged information in the above link are indeed true about the so called Mate 20 Pro. Looks like Huawei may just have a device coming that would take on the Note 9 :)
I don't think Huawei needed the Mate 20 Pro to take on the Note 9. The P20 Pro still takes the entire Samsung S and Note series out of the game.
 

Dolby

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I've never really understood - what the difference with the Mate and P Series?
 

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My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the close relatives and friends of Fanie Braai. It was a great honour being his friend and fellow blogger.
 

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My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the close relatives and friends of Fanie Braai. It was a great honour being his friend and fellow blogger.
Indeed, he will be deeply missed. Absolutely shocking. :( such a humorous and sharp guy, always willing to help and talk about tech.
 

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I just realised there isn't a proper thread for this device yet,
and now that it has officially arrived here may as well create one.

I was at first a little confused by the Ads calling it a AI Four
Camera , but this now makes sense as it has 2 AI cameras on the back and the front, which is where I think we should be heading as more and more people use their phones to take Selfies/Group Selfies sometimes more than they do to take images of other things.

What do you guys think?

What gets me is that this is just a "Lite" yet:
6.3inch display
3750mAh battery
Dual Front facing cameras

Looking forward to the big boys now.

South Africa’s first AI four camera smartphone – the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite is here. This Selfie Master is also the first smartphone in the country to bring the power of AI to your selfies.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 lite features a massive 24+2 megapixel selfie camera packed with AI features to enhance every selfie you capture. Not only does the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite harness the power of AI to enhance your facial features through portrait lighting but can recognise, eight categories including sky, plants, flowers, beach, stage and night.
Huawei’s new AI and beauty algorithm with facial recognition ensures you are always able to capture the best possible version of yourself. In any scenario, the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite’s HDR Pro functionality, offers real-time effects preview and light fusion for better night shots, while decreasing backlighting.

The front-facing camera features the new Qmoji which mirrors your facial expression. Featuring seven exciting characters, Qmoji provides the user with a fun and playfully animated alter-ego to take selfies and share with friends.
While the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite’s front-facing camera makes anyone a selfie legend, its rear camera performs like a champ as well. The smartphone’s rear camera is loaded with dual 20+2 megapixel AI-driven lens to ensure every moment is picture perfect.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 lite’s rear camera also offers AI-bokeh effects, AI-assisted composition and slow-motion video at up to 480 fps.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 lite’s power is brought to life by the new Kirin 710 chipset with AI engine, which make AI operations off the device possible, without impacting the performance of the smartphone.
Graphics on the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite are now supercharged through the device’s GPU Turbo functionality which accelerates graphic performance by optimising utilisation of the smartphone’s already-existing software and hardware resources.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 lite also delivers a larger display with a 6.3-inch FullView notched screen fulfilling an innovative and enhanced design aesthetic. Bring content to life on the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite with its Full HD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio, which rivals a cinematic experience.
A smartphone that can last all day is essential in today’s day and age - the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite offers its users extended usage with its 3750mAh battery that rivals most smartphones available on the South African market.
Keeping the elite design elements of the Mate series, coupled with sophisticated craftsmanship - the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite features a symmetrical body with flowing 3D glass effect.

Disappearing edging back glass adds to the smartphone’s allure, as it seamlessly connects to metal for distinctive aesthetic appeal. Available in the timeless colours of Black and Sapphire Blue – the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite will make a statement where ever it is.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 lite is available from the October 5 at a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of R8999.
https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mate_20_lite-9284.php
https://mybroadband.co.za/news/smartphones/276667-huawei-launches-new-mate-20-lite-in-south-africa.html
 
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Tcyte

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I just realised there isn't a proper thread for this device yet,
and now that it has officially arrived here may as well create one.

I was at first a little confused by the Ads calling it a AI Four
Camera , but this now makes sense as it has 2 AI cameras on the back and the front, which is where I think we should be heading as more and more people use their phones to take Selfies/Group Selfies sometimes more than they do to take images of other things.

What do you guys think?

What gets me is that this is just a "Lite" yet:
6.3inch display
3750mAh battery
Dual Front facing cameras

Looking forward to the big boys now.



https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mate_20_lite-9284.php
https://mybroadband.co.za/news/smartphones/276667-huawei-launches-new-mate-20-lite-in-south-africa.html
My question is why is Huawei putting an emphasis on 4 cameras as if it's an improvement from their triple lense system
 

Tsepz_011

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My question is why is Huawei putting an emphasis on 4 cameras as if it's an improvement from their triple lense system
I think it's mainly due to the fact that this new setup means both the Dual Front and Rear dual Cameras are using AI, and the front setup is now much closer to being like the rear setup. Maybe the Mate20/Pro will feature Triple camera at the rear and dual at the front and both will also use AI.
 

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I just realised there isn't a proper thread for this device yet,
and now that it has officially arrived here may as well create one.

I was at first a little confused by the Ads calling it a AI Four
Camera , but this now makes sense as it has 2 AI cameras on the back and the front, which is where I think we should be heading as more and more people use their phones to take Selfies/Group Selfies sometimes more than they do to take images of other things.

What do you guys think?

What gets me is that this is just a "Lite" yet:
6.3inch display
3750mAh battery
Dual Front facing cameras

Looking forward to the big boys now.



https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mate_20_lite-9284.php
https://mybroadband.co.za/news/smartphones/276667-huawei-launches-new-mate-20-lite-in-south-africa.html
https://mybroadband.co.za/forum/index.php?threads/975179/
 

Tcyte

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I think it's mainly due to the fact that this new setup means both the Dual Front and Rear dual Cameras are using AI, and the front setup is now much closer to being like the rear setup. Maybe the Mate20/Pro will feature Triple camera at the rear and dual at the front and both will also use AI.
My point exactly... Does it mean that the Mate 20 will be marketed as the 5AI cameras?
 

Dolby

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*rubs hands*

This will be my 6th Huawei ... more than any other brand actually.
 
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