In April 2017, Huawei launched the Huawei P10 and after an impressive Huawei Mate 10 released in late 2017, the Chinese giant is about to create the buzz with a revolutionary Huawei P20. Yes, you read that right: Huawei P20. After the Huawei P8, P9 and P10, it was expected that the new flagship is called Huawei P11. However, by the end of December 2017, Huawei’s leaked roadmap for 2018 revealed that the Huawei P11 would eventually be called P20. In addition, recently leaked diagrams suggest that the Huawei P20 will be declined in 3 variants: P20, P20 Plus, and P20 Pro.
Information to take with tweezers: the Roland Quandt leaker also speaks of three models, but with a Lite version rather than a P20 Pro. According to him, the basic P20 and the P20 Plus will be available in black and midnight blue, while the P20 Lite will be available in black, blue and pink.
Huawei P20/P20 Plus Appeared On TENAA
More than a month after the presentation of Huawei P20 and P20 Plus, which except for surprises will be announced on March 27 in Paris, the two top-of-the-range Chinese manufacturers visit the TENAA. However, the certification body for mobile devices does not provide images and technical specifications, as it happens very often, but this information should be available soon.
While Huawei P20 should be codenamed “Emma”, the older brother Huawei P20 Plus should be called “Charlotte”, names somehow confirmed by the acronyms seen at TENAA. The Chinese body has in fact certified the EML-T100, EML-A100, CLT-T100 and CLT-A100 models, variants likely to be addressed to various telephone operators. There are still no certifications related to a model Anne, the code name of Huawei P20 Lite, certified a few days ago by the US FCC. At the moment TENAA has certified two variants of a Huawei model, with abbreviations ATU-AL10 and ATU-TL10, but it could be a completely different device.
With their thick screen borders, the Huawei P20 and P20 Plus seemed tacky compared to the Galaxy S8. However, after a Huawei Mate 10 with an 18: 9 screen, it is likely that the Huawei P20 adopts the same borderless aesthetic.
If we believe the image of Huawei P20 Plus spotted on Amazon France, the smartphone would even have a notch similar to that of the iPhone X after photos unveiling the P20. Given the lack of curbs, the fingerprint scanner will probably be moved to the back of the smartphones.
Like the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, the Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Plus will ship the Kirin 970 processor. We can, therefore, expect the same artificial intelligence features allowing, for example, the smartphone to suggest certain settings depending on the circumstances. According to some sources, the hypothetical Huawei P20 Pro is equipped with the Kirin 975, a new processor slightly more powerful than the Kirin 970. In terms of Ram, the Huawei P20 and P20 plus should offer between 6GB and 8GB of Ram. The set should run Android Oreo with the overlay EMUI.
The Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Plus should have larger screens than their predecessors. As a reminder, the P10 had a 5.1-inch screen, and the P10 Plus a 5.5-inch screen. If we believe the leaked firmware obtained by members of the XDA Developers forum, the Huawei P20 Plus would be equipped with a 6.01-inch LCD screen offering Full HD + definition. The Huawei P20 appears on a benchmark revealing its definition of 2244 x 1080 pixels with a ratio of 18.7: 9.
The photographic performance should be the main highlight of Huawei P20 and P20 Plus. According to Evan Blass, the Huawei P20 will be the first smartphone equipped with a triple photosensor. In total, these three sensors will offer an unprecedented definition of 40MP. We also find a hybrid zoom x5. As with previous models, this camera would be developed in collaboration with Leica. The front camera would be 24MP. In addition, one can expect to find a 3D face recognition similar to the Face ID of the iPhone X.
It is hard to predict the price at which the Huawei P20 and P20 Plus will be offered in Europe. As a reminder, the Huawei P10 was offered at $ 800, and the Huawei P10 Plus at $863.79 ($987.36 for the version with 6GB of RAM). We can probably expect a price increase of at least 50 euros. Nevertheless, these smartphones should remain more affordable than Samsung’s flagships, because one of the reasons for the success of Huawei in Europe is the price of its devices lower than those of competitors.
The Huawei P20 will be unveiled on March 27, 2018, at a conference in Paris. This year, the Chinese brand will, therefore, miss the MWC 2018 in Barcelona. The invitation unveiled by Huawei confirms the presence of a triple unprecedented photosensor and a Kirin 970 processor dedicated to artificial intelligence.
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