Earlier this year, we saw Huawei introduce the P10 and P10 Plus smartphone duo. It followed its trend from previous years having released the P8 and P9 flagships. Owing to this pattern, we were expecting the P11 this year from Huawei. But it seems like the company has gone for a change in name scheme.
According to some leaked images from China, Huawei’s next P-series of handsets are to be called P20. The schematics show three variants namely the regular P20, a P20 Plus and a P20 Pro. Judging from the pictures, we are likely to see triple rear cameras positioned differently on each variant.
According to previous reports, the Leica cameras may sport a resolution of 40MP and 5x hybrid zoom. Whereas on the front, a 24MP selfie camera can be expected. On paper, these specifications outclass any smartphone camera today but we will have to wait and see how much of an influence this has in real world performance.
Design and Specification
We think the design language for the P20 and P20 Plus will be similar. They both seem to have fingerprint sensors up front and a triple camera layout differing just by orientation. Most probably, the only difference between the two will be size.
On the other hand, the P20 Pro will sport a higher screen to body ratio by employing a notch similar to what the Apple iPhone X has. This would mean the fingerprint scanner moves to the back of the phone below the vertical triple camera stack.
Internals wise, it is said that the P20 and P20 Plus will come with the Kirin 970 processor found on the current Mate 10 series while the P20 Pro should feature an updated Kirin 975. All three variants should come with 6GB RAM and at least 64GB of internal storage.
Release and Availability
Like the Samsung Galaxy S9, Huawei could announce the P20 series at MWC 2018 beginning on the 26th of February. We are looking forward to what the company has in store for us and how they improve from the Mate 10 series. As with all leaks nowadays, make sure to take these leaks with a grain of salt as there is no way to verify their authenticity.