Leaked Huawei Mate 20 copies from Apple and Samsung

Includes a wide notch and curved edge



Last week, Apple unveiled its latest lineup of iPhones to the world. With Apple off the table, the stage is set for the market’s next flagship launch. If our calendars are right, Huawei is taking up that time slot.

From their own official announcements, Huawei will hold an event on October 16 to announce the Mate 20 series. As with all major launches, rumors and leaks are coming out of the woodwork. With less than a month to go before the event, we already have a substantial idea as to what the Huawei Mate 20 will look like.

Now, a new photo reveals more details about Huawei’s new phones. Tweeted by infamous leaker Roland Quandt, two new photos depict a strange lovechild of design choices from Samsung and Apple.

Despite rumors about a smaller waterdrop notch, the two photos reveal a phone with a notch as wide as Apple’s. Curiously, the brand previously went for smaller notches. The recent P20 series featured a less obtrusive notch. It even came with a toggle. With the leaked photo, the Mate 20 might become a strange direction for the brand.

Image source: Roland Quandt

Besides that, the photos also hint at another new design choice. Instead of Huawei’s usual flat slab format, the supposed Mate 20 will have a curved edge. The design is reminiscent of Samsung’s iconic edge phones.

For what it’s worth, the edge hints at a minimized bezel. However, like its contemporaries, the phone has a small lower chin.

Reinforcing the photos’ integrity, the leak states that the images are intended for the series’ eventual promotional material. As far as leaks go, this set of images just adds to the mire of other leaks. Without an official confirmation, we’ll have to wait for October 16 before we get some real answers.

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OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition: Price and availability in the Philippines

The most expensive OnePlus phone, yet



Shortly after its international debut, the most expensive OnePlus phone is (surprisingly) already on its way to the Philippines.

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is now available for pre-order online through Argomall. It’s priced at PhP 39,990, which is slightly higher than its US$ 699 retail price in the US.

Compared to the regular OnePlus 6T, the McLaren Edition comes with 10GB of memory, 256GB of storage, and the latest Warp Charge technology that can fill up half of the phone’s battery in just 20 minutes.

Also, the special edition phone features a carbon fiber pattern, orange accents, and the McLaren logo on the back.

There’s no exact shipping date for the phone, but it’s already listed on Argomall’s website.

SEE ALSO: OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition introduces Warp Charge, 10GB RAM

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Philippine telcos are now required to unlock phones after lock-in period

Finally, a pro-consumer measure



The Philippines’ Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has ordered the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and telcos for the mandatory unlocking of phones and devices after the subscriber’s lock-in period.

The policy is based on the Memorandum Order 004, Series of 2018 issued by DICT on December 14.

According to the memo, subscribers who have completed their contract and have no outstanding obligations can demand telcos to unlock their phones or devices. The process must also be done conveniently and should be shouldered by the service providers.

The NTC is now tasked to draft the Memorandum Circular for the memo’s appropriate rules and regulations and conduct consultations and hearings with affected parties.

There’s no exact date of implementation, but with order already announced to the public, Filipinos will soon have freedom for their network-locked phones given that they have already fulfilled their contract.

Source: DICT

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Huawei Nova 4 press renders leak before official announcement

It’s the era of holed phones



Samsung already announced their new midrange phone that has a hole in the screen. This is the newest display trend after the notch, and Huawei is next in line to present their own. The launch of the Nova 4 is scheduled for next week, but official-looking renders have already leaked online.

The renders further confirm some of the early reports about the Nova 4. The most obvious one is the position of the hole in the display for the front camera, which is expected to be a 25-megapixel sensor. This approach is supposedly less intrusive than having a notch. The Nova 4 will also have a triple-camera setup on the rear that’s strikingly similar to the P20 Pro’s; however, the sensors will not be same.

Rumors suggest that Huawei will have two Nova 4 variants. Both will have the Kirin 970 processor (same on the Nova 3), 8GB of memory, and 128GB of storage. They will also feature the same 16-megapixel monochrome and 2-megapixel depth sensors.

The difference between the two variants is in the main camera. The more expensive one will have a 48-megapixel Sony sensor, while the cheaper variant is stuck with a 20-megapixel sensor. Aside from that, the two variants will be practically identical.

Huawei will announce the Nova 4 on December 17 in China. Based on the leaked renders, it’ll come in a basic black color with red, blue, and white-pink gradient options.

Source: DroidShout

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