It has been mooted that Huawei P10 and P10 Plus successors will make a huge naming change to Huawei P20 and P20 Plus rather than the anticipated P11 and P11 Plus.
The supposed reason for this sudden change of names is now becoming apparent as leaks of the alleged Huawei P20 and P20 Plus start flying around. Huawei is expected to unveil the P10 successors at the upcoming MWC 2018 event in February/March. Given that this date is not so far away, it’s nothing strange that schematic representations of the Huawei P20 and P20 Plus are showing up, revealing nearly all details of the phones.
In fact, it’s alleged that Huawei has a third device dubbed P20 Pro in the making, which should be unveiled alongside the other two. Given the apparent success the company is enjoying with the Mate 10 and P10 alike, expectations in the Huawei camp are quite high – and the company looks set to grab the bull by the horns. Part of the usual upgrades will see the devices get more RAM, storage and bigger batteries, but the major highlight here is the triple camera setup on the back.
From the leaked schematics, it’s clear the P series is set to undergo radical design changes. Like usual, though, the P20 and P20 Plus will carry different screen sizes, which will also mean different overall footprints. The Home button, which should also double as the fingerprint scanner, will take its place on the front panel. As for the Huawei P20 Pro, you get a display design that mimics the Apple iPhone X’s notch, which also means the fingerprint scanner will be on the back.
Looking at what Huawei did with the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, it’s possible that the P20 and P20 Plus will stick to the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio while the P20 Pro will get the new 18:9 design. Even though the back panels of the trio will have three cameras, the arrangement is different. On the Huawei P20 and P20 Plus, the three cameras are located in the top left corner, however, the former has a horizontal setup while the latter has a vertical setup. On the P20 Pro, the three lenses are arranged vertically, but they are in the middle of the phone, akin to the Mate 10.
As per rumors, the cameras will support up to 5x hybrid zoom and a resolution of 40MP. The same HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor that made its debut on the Mate 10 will also power the Huawei P20 family, with the RAM rumored to be 6GB and at least 64GB of internal storage. It’s also possible that the Pro variant could go for the more powerful Kirin 975 SoC alongside a humongous 8GB RAM and probably twice or more storage as the base model of the P20.
Given that Huawei already has devices on the market with Android Oreo out of the box, expect nothing less when the P20 family goes live in about 8 weeks’ time.
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