New Huawei phone with leatherette back, teardrop notch spotted at TENAA

13 September 2018
The Honor 8X Max has a teardrop notch and a similar camera design, but this is a Huawei phone - perhaps a new nova is on the way.

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  • Zen

They have cheated with the Nova 3 camera, using DSLR samples. Not the P20/Pro.

  • Anonymous

Backside looks like the Samsung Note 3, Note 4 and S4 black line. Very old design.

Markster2018, 14 Sep 2018But Huawei were the first to bring out triple camera seup. And g... moreDon't get me wrong, sure Apple, Samsung, and LG would Copy everything and at the end stamp their name on it (Apple is pretty popular in this case, Apple has literally NO INNOVATION but best in stealing ideas and naming it Apple's innovation) but I don't think Huawei started Leatherback phone. I can remember my Note 3 and my LG G4 had leather Back. my LG G4 had even a flexed screen.

LEEDAQ, 14 Sep 2018I would never buy a product from a company who consistently fake... moreWhat smartphone do you use at the moment? I will prove it to you the manufacturer of your current phone is cheating or fooling you in something and already got busted because of cheating :)
Apple, Samsung, LG, HTC, SONY, OnePlus, Motorola, Lenovo, Nokia, Xiaomi and etc.
just search in GSMArena for sure you'll find some stories.
Don't get me wrong, I DO NOT support anyone, who's cheating, what Huawei did and is doing is horrible but don't think others don't do. You must choose which one is cheating less or cheating in not important stuff like CPU boosting or RAM management and not in Security stuff ;)

  • Anonymous

Markster2018, 14 Sep 2018But Huawei were the first to bring out triple camera seup. And g... moreThen why didn't they copy it by now?

But Huawei were the first to bring out triple camera seup. And guess what Apple Samsung LG all want to copy.

I remember that back in the day Samsung had leather back on itÂ’s old Note series

Kangal, 14 Sep 2018If this is the Mate20, then I agree Huawei is one of the most in... moreEvery company was working on 7nm processor. And every company improves camera every year. Bigger battery is not really a trend set by Huawei. So there is no innovation here.

However you are absolutley right on their false advertising. Including photos taken by professional cameras and potrayed as photos from P20 Pro (not cool Huawei). I had P20 Pro and camera was good, but I was not able to diffirentiate it from other flagships. And phone itself broke from single drop. Also I will be first not to buy a phone with leather back, or buy Huawei again at all (just my experience)

And they are confirmed copycats (notch, curved screen...)

LEEDAQ, 14 Sep 2018I would never buy a product from a company who consistently fake... moreDon't worry, they all do it. You have to be looking over the benchmarks, see what they offer in real life and what you need most. This company image wars are seen in every industry, don't get fooled by the first title...research more what interests you and make a sound decision.

  • Kangal

If this is the Mate20, then I agree Huawei is one of the most innovative smartphone companies in 2018.

- They've increased camera quality substantially (look at Mate8)
- They're pushing for a Big Battery trend (which Xiaomi/Samsung are starting to copy)
- They're the first to implement a 7nm chipset
- They're upgrading the (thick, heavy, fragile, slippery, fingerprint magnet) glass backs for a more proper Leather back

However, I still won't buy their phones because:
- Locked bootloader/no r00t
- No Stock Android, and bad Long-term software support
- No headphone jack
- Fraud/false advertising
- Overpriced

Suddenly the NOTE 4 looks like a brilliant device with an outdated ROM/SoC/Camera/IP-protection.

LEEDAQ, 14 Sep 2018I would never buy a product from a company who consistently fake... moreMaybe you should stick with Apple. They would never do anything devious like slowing down the older I-phone models now would they?

  • Anonymous

Wow... Another giant screen phone.

LEEDAQ, 14 Sep 2018I would never buy a product from a company who consistently fake... moreIf your honest to your self, you know they all have making lies and many other things.
Noone is better then the others on this, thats for sure.
Or maybe you dont know it, its fair enough, not everyone in here study all the news on the different smartphone brands.
So fair enough (y)

I would never buy a product from a company who consistently fake their spec sheets

Gotta say Huawei is the only innovative company of 2018 i've seen. I just might get a Huawei this year.

Ahh, thank you Huawei.
You deserve this trend!

The nova 3s ( 3x ) is coming

  • Anonymous

Huawei knows how to design and create amazing rear panels. They are the best in the business

  • AnonD-632062

Walter C. Dornez, 13 Sep 2018And the durability along with the "Let's try something new" appr... moreYup. True.

Wauvv its really awesome, nice to see this leather back again... nostalgia and good improvement for a back on a smartphone.
Well done Huawei.