While MWC 2018 was dominated by the likes of Samsung and even ASUS, there are still more devices to come. One company expected to make a big splash is Huawei with the P20 lineup.
After being denied the ability to join AT&T and Verizon, Huawei has shifted its focus to a standalone event taking place next month. At this event, Huawei
will be unveiling its latest series of devices, and the headline phone will be named the Huawei P20.
The image above from Evan Blass shows that there are going to be three version of the phone, with a P20 Lite and P20 Pro filling out the lineup.
Original leaks and rumors regarding the P20 claimed that we could see a triple-camera setup. We can see from the latest press renders that only the Pro model will have three rear cameras.
From the images, you can see the supposed Huawei P20 has some interesting design cues. Looking at the front, you can see a notch on the display which looks to fall between the Essential Phone
and iPhone X.
At the bottom of the P20 and P20 Pro, you'll find a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, which is a bit odd considering other Huawei launches. The P20 Lite, which will likely be the cheaper option, will have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, in line with most other modern Android phones.
On to the rear of the P20, we can see a vertically-oriented dual-camera setup with a flash below. The P20 Lite is similar, but the P20 Pro is where things get interesting. As per previous leaks, the P20 Pro will have three cameras on the rear, arranged as a dual setup with an additional single lens.
It's unclear what purpose Huawei will have for the three lenses — we'll have to wait to find out more.
It's possible that Huawei is planning to implement some AR fun in its new devices. Such a move would come as no surprise after seeing Apple's Animoji, Samsung's AR Emoji, and Google's AR Core.
The P20 is rumored to feature a 6.01-inch display, while being powered by the Kirin 970 chipset. On the software side, the P20 will feature EMUI 8.1
, which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Huawei's event will be taking place on March 27th in Paris. It's going to be interesting to see how Huawei responds to Samsung's recent Galaxy S9 launch.