We already sort of knew what Huawei’s upcoming flagship, the P20, would be like, but the latest from leaker Evan Blass leaves very little to the imagination.
TravelWireNews Chatroom for Readers (join us)
An image shared by the prominent leaker shows the Huawei P20, P20 Lite, and P20 Pro from both sides, in fairly high resolution.
All three devices come with slim side bezels, a thinner-than-usual but still noticeable bottom bezel, and an iPhone X-style notch, housing the selfie camera and sensors, on top. However, even the images alone tell us that — other than the basic design lines — these three devices are quite different.
For example, while the Huawei P20 and the P20 Pro both have a fingerprint scanner in an oval button below the screen (probably, anyway — maybe they’ll pull an Apple and ditch fingerprints for face unlock?), the P20 Lite has the sensor on the back.
And the cameras appear to be quite different on all three devices. The P20 has a Leica-branded dual camera on the back, just like its predecessor. The P20 Lite also has a dual rear camera, but Leica branding is not visible in the image. And the P20 Pro has a Leica-branded, triple camera on the back.
The triple camera was rumored before (and is hinted at in a Huawei promo clip), but no details about it are known. However, it’s fairly certain that the upper dual-camera combo will work similarly to the P10‘s cameras, in which one sensor takes monochrome photos and the other takes color photos, after which both photos are merged into a single pic for more details and better sharpness. The third camera on the P20 could potentially offer increased optical zoom — as seen on the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus — or a wider angle, as seen on the LG V30.
In the image above, all three devices have a similar but not-quite-the-same, grayish brown color. However, Evan Blass later also shared images of all three devices in different shades of blue.
If the images above are accurate, the P20 should be a very interesting device, especially the triple-camera Pro variant. The notch and the bottom bezel won’t do much to make it stand out from the crowd, though.
Huawei has an event on March 27, where it’s likely to officially announce the Huawei P20, so stay tuned.