Next week, Huawei will be unveiling its next-gen premium flagship smartphone. The top Chinese OEM skipped the Mobile World Congress 2018 by not launching a new Huawei P. It did introduce the latest Huawei MediaPad M5 tablet and recently showed off a car controlled by AI-laden Mate 10 Pro. All these happened while the company was busy trying to enter the US and being challenged against many issues in the country. There are still many great things to expect especially the Huawei P20 series phones are about to arrive. The past few weeks, the Huawei P20 is one of our favorite subjects. We’re very much curious as to how Huawei has made the P20 different, similar, or even better from the P10.
Huawei also decided to change the naming convention by skipping P11. Before 2017 ended, we learned the Huawei P20 could be the next flagship offering. The year started early for Huawei with its P20 schematics being leaked. That was when the idea of three models with three cameras each began. Family codenames and colors were leaked as well. We discovered Emily, Charlotte, and Anne as the P20, P20 Plus, and P20 Lite. “Emily” and “Charlotte” are said to be out in Twilight and Ceramic Black while the Lite variant, “Anne”, would be ready in Midnight Black, Klein Blue, and Sakura Pink. Thanks to Roland Quandt for the information.
The next-gen Huawei P smartphones will be revealed on March 27, 2018. We can expect the devices will roll out in China first before other regions. We’re not sure now if it will ever reach the US but maybe as a rebranded model.
Images of the Huawei P20 have been sighted in the wild and phone casings popped up on Weibo. The P20 Lite was listed on the FCC with a longer 19:9 display and 2900mAh battery. More renders of the Lite variant were also leaked and sighted in the wild.
Huawei P20 Plus image renders were also shown off with triple cameras. It reportedly will have a 4000mAh battery and an Always-on Display feature. The phones may not have the headphone jack but we’re certain they will feature a notch and two rear cams. Even the P20 Lite model will have the dual cameras and notch as pictured several times already.
Huawei P20 series pricing details were revealed. Huawei could sell the P20, P20 Pro, and the P20 Lite for 679 Euros ($839), 899 Euros ($1,110), and 369 Euros ($456), respectively, when they roll out some time in April.
The Huawei P20 Lite was listed for pre-order in Poland. It was released early and a hands-on video is now available. We discovered the Huawei Nova 3e is the Chinese variant of the P20 Lite. The Huawei P20 Pro is said to have 40MP + 8MP + 20MP triple cameras.
Here are the specs of the new Huawei P20 phones we know so far:
Huawei P20 Pro or P20 Plus. 6.1 inch OLED screen, 2240 x 1080 pixel resolution, 19:9 display, Huawei Kirin 970 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, 40MP + 8MP + 20MP triple rear cameras, 24MP selfie camera, 4000 mAh battery, and Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Other standard features include: Gigabit-ac-WLAN, Bluetooth 4.2, dual-SIM support, USB Type-C with 3.1 support, USB 3.1 with DisplayPort, OTG support
Huawei P20. 5.7-inches IPS LCD screen, 1080 x 2280 pixel resolution, 6GB RAM, 3400mAh battery, Android 8.0 Oreo, fingerprint scanner, HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor, 64GB storage, Bluetooth, WiFi,
Huawei P20 Lite. 5.6-inch screen, 1080 x 2250 fullscreen resolution, 19:9 display, rear fingerprint reader, 64GB onboard storage, 4GB RAM, 3520mAh battery, and an octa core Kirin 659 processor, Android 8.0 Oreo OS, EMUI 8.0.