The design is somewhat reminiscent of last year’s Huawei Mate 10 Pro, especially when arranging the cameras on the back, there are big similarities. The middle strip, on the other hand, comes from the Huawei Mate RS. The Mate 20 Lite was developed from an aluminum frame covered on the front and back of glass. The 19.5:9 display offers 6.3 inches at a resolution of FullHD + (2,340 x 1,080 pixels), thus reaching Huawei four percent more screen-to-body ratio than with the previous device.
Inside, Huawei relies on the new HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, its own processor for middle-class devices. This is joined by 4GB of memory and 64GB of internal storage. The latter can be extended by up to 256 GB with a MicroSD card. The battery offers 3,750 mAh and can be recharged quickly with Huawei’s SuperCharge technology.
A special focus is back on the camera, for which a dual setup is used in the Huawei Mate 20 Lite. In addition to a 20 MP sensor, a 2 MP sensor is used, plus AI detection with more than 500 analysed and detected scenarios from 22 categories. These include, for example, portrait, snow, antique buildings and much more. Slowmotion footage creates the Huawei Mate 20 Lite with up to 480 FPS at 16 times the slowdown.
But it’s not just at the back that Huawei has put on two cameras, but the front also comes with two lenses. A 24 MP camera with a 2 MP sensor is designed to make for good selfie. The front camera also has the AI detection, but here with “only” 200 different scenes from eight categories (for example Blue Sky, Beach, Plant, Night). Animated AR emojis (Huawei calls this 3D Qmoji) are also on board.
Artificial intelligence doesn’t just play a big role in the camera, though, Huawei has adapted the complete software to an AI underpaution. For example, background noise is filtered out via the AI during phone calls. The gallery also offers an intelligent sorting algorithm. Also in attendance is the AI Game Suite, which automatically detects and prioritizes game processes with Game Accelleration mode. Uninterrupted Gaming also blocks all notifications (except calls, alerts, or battery alerts) and improves the switch between Wi-Fi and cellular networks for an uninterrupted gaming experience.