We've heard some things before about the upcoming Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, but there was nothing on the Lite version until now.
Twitter leakster Roland Quandt, tweeted about the Mate 20 Lite coming in two variants. He concluded on the basis of the two different code names he was told - "Sydney M + Sydney I." He also speculates that the alterations will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint reader and an in-display one based on the information he got about the phones' accessories.
Huawei Mate 20 Lite is codenamed "Sydney". There seem to be (at least?) two variants: Sydney M + Sydney I. Here's some speculation on my part: Why would there be different accessories for 'same' model? Hole for FP reader on back vs. no hole for FP reader on back = In screen FP?— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) July 20, 2018
However, we don't think that Huawei will put this fresh new tech on the budget Mate 20 variant. Also, if it follows the footsteps of last year's Mate 10 Lite with the LCD panel, this wouldn't allow the incorporation of the under display fingerprint reader. So we are guessing a good old-fashioned fingerprint scanner on the chin?
We will know more once some more revealing leaks start to pop up and we assume the Lite model will be launched alongside the Mate 20 and 20 Pro sometime this Fall. October launch seems plausible judging by the previous generation's release schedule.