The Huawei Mate 20 Lite was leaked in graphic detail earlier this month, exposing a big battery, four cameras, and a notched display. Huawei officially unveiled the device today, confirming many of the previously rumored details — plus a buzzy and entirely unsurprising focus on AI.
The Mate 20 Lite is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 710 chip, along with four gigs of RAM — not six, as previous leaks suggested. The battery is a little larger than we thought it’d be, though, at a hefty 3,750 mAh. The phone’s got an extra-tall 6.3-inch 1080p screen, and dual cameras on both the front and the back. The primary back shooter is 20 megapixels, whereas the front is 24; both secondary cameras are just 2 megapixels.
This being 2018, Huawei is really leaning on AI as a selling point for the Mate 20 Lite: AI scene detection to automatically adjust camera settings, AI noise cancellation in phone calls, an AI shopping assistant that “eradicates the time-consuming task of online shopping,” et cetera.
Huawei’s latest will be available in the UK in black, blue, or gold on September 5 — not tomorrow, as its tagline suggests — starting at a relatively modest £379 (about $491). The release date of the Mate 20 proper that this device is ostensibly the lite version of is yet to be announced.