Huawei will hold its official event on 27 Marh for the Huawei P20, P20 Lite and P20 Pro flagship and mid-range devices. We’re only a few days away from the scheduled release date, so it’s time for a rumor roundup and see what we really can expect from Huawei in 2018.
The Huawei P20 will have a 5.8″ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280. As you can see, there will be a notch that’ll house the selfie camera and other sensors. There will be a small chin on the bottom and minimal bezels on the sides and top – apart from the notch.
It’s also worth pointing out that the fingerprint sensor is not going to be placed on the back center of the device, instead it will stick at the front bottom – as on the P10.
It will be powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 970 chipset with 4/6GB of RAM and 64/128GB of storage. The storage can also be expanded via a MicroSD card slot.
The camera on the back is a Dual shooter setup, including a 12MP f/1.7 aperture with OIS and another 20MP sensor at f/1.7. It will be Leica branded and have 2x lossless zoom, phase detection, dual-LEDs and laser autofocus. The selfie camera is expected to be an 8MP shooter with f/2.0.
According to recent leaks, the P20 will only have one variant for the European market with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage combination for €679 (or ~£599, $839) and in Black and Blue colour variants – though more are expected.
Before we go any further, both the P20 and P20 Pro will now officially retire the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Huawei P20 Pro – “Pro” version is expected to be very similar, in terms of design and internals. It’ll have a 6.1″ OLED display with a resolution of 2240 x 1080 (with a notch) and powered by the Kirin 970 chipset. It’s said to have 6/8GB RAM variants as well as 128GB/256GB storage options (depending on which RAM variant you pick).
The camera is where it gets enhancements the Pro version over its smaller P20 ‘competitor’. The P20 Pro will have not one, not two but three cameras on the back. The latest rumors say that it may be a 40+8+20MP camera combination. The 8MP sensor would be responsible for the telephoto features called “hybrid zoom” and it’s supposed to have 3x optical zoom capabilities. The phone is also expected to support to shoot at 960fps at 720p (same as on the Galaxy S9 but still not as high quality as on the Xperia XZ2 that can shoot 960fps at 1080p).
The Pro version will apparently have a larger, 4000 mAh battery too – promising a lot better battery endurance to it’s smaller P20 sibling.
The P20 Pro is expected to cost €899 (or ~£789, $1099) in Europe and should go on sale soon after its release. It’s said to have Black, Blue and Twilight colour options.
The Huawei P20 Lite has already been announced and it’s already on sale in china as “Nova 3e“, and in Europe as “P20 Lite”.
It has a 5.84″ 19:9 aspect ratio IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 with a notch in the upper middle. It’s powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 659 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage – which is expandable via a MicroSD card slot.
There’s a dual-cam on the back consisting of a 16MP main shooter and a 2MP dept-sensing unit. It’s worth noting that the portrait feature is the main highlight, selling point.
It’s 3000 mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner on the rear. Huawei’s own skin the EMUI 8.0 is on top of Android 8.0 Oreo as you’d expect.