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Oops: Vodafone just confirmed the Huawei Mate 20 Lite is a thing

Officially, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite doesn’t exist. Unofficially, it definitely does. Now Vodafone has brought those two states a little closer together by accidentally confirming its existence in an email to Trusted Reviews.

The Huawei Mate 20 lite will be available soon at Vodafone UK,” the email reads, revealing that it’ll be available on the network’s Red Entertainment plans. No exact dates or specifications were provided.

Given Huawei hasn’t confirmed the Mate 20 Lite’s existence yet, this is almost certainly an email sent out in error, which will probably cause a little tension between the two companies. While it’s a little embarrassing though, this doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t have a strong hunch about.

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Previous leaks have highlighted the usual Huawei-built Kirin processor – in this case, a Kirin 7710 –backed by 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It’s rumoured to have a dual-camera setup on both the front (20-megapixel and 2-megapixel) and back (24-megapixel and 2-megapixel). It’ll be a big fella, with a 6.3-inch LCD display of 2340 x 1080 pixels.

And yes, it’ll have a notch:

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It will be interesting to see how soon Huawei acknowledges the existence of the Mate 20 Lite in, uh, light of this latest leak. You’d imagine it’ll be soon. The fact that this email was written at all suggests an official announcement was imminent anyway. And if it wasn’t before it likely will be now: with the cat out of the bag, there’s really not much to lose from Huawei’s point of view…

Does the Huawei Mate 20 Lite look as good as the company’s recent P20 handsets? Let us know what you think on Twitter: @TrustedReviews

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