Huawei P20 Plus and P20 alleged battery sizes revealed, might come with OLED displays

Huawei P20 Plus and P20 alleged battery sizes revealed, might come with OLED displays
Huawei is one of the big names that will have a presence at MWC 2018 in less than a week's time, but sadly, you shouldn't expect a new flagship to be unveiled at the large trade show. It has been confirmed for a while now that the third-largest smartphone manufacturer will reveal its flagship devices for the year, the Huawei P20 and P20 Plus, at a separate event that will take place on March 27. That's more than a month from now, but at least we already have a pretty good idea why we should be excited and what to expect from these two troopers.

Today, a new rumor comes along, giving us a sneak peek a the alleged battery capacity of the two devices. Thanks to some digging through firmware code, XDA has unearthed that the P20 Plus will likely house a large 4,000mAh battery at the rear, while the smaller P20 will probably settle for a 3,200mAh unit. The P20 Plus is similar to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, which recently climbed very high in our battery benchmark and put to shame almost all of its direct competitors. 

Meanwhile, the 3,200mAh battery at the back of the Huawei P20 flagship should also last it long enough provided that it's powered by Huawei's efficient Kirin 970 chipset.  This is exactly what we expect, so potential adopters of the device have a reason or two to hold their breath - the phone could potentially be a real battery champ, or so we think.

Aside from battery capacity, XDA's rundown of the firmware also reveals that P20 Plus and P20 might have an Always-On Display app pre-installed, which logically suggests that the devices could potentially come with OLED displays like the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. Of course, there's nothing stopping Huawei from enabling an always-on display functionality on an LCD display, but this is totally illogical and counterintuitive. Thus, one could say that we have pretty sound reasons to believe OLED display might be employed on Huawei's upcoming devices. 

But what's even more interesting about Huawei's next flagships is that we've reportedly seen tons of different leaks that put either two or three cameras at the rear and we just can't wrap our heads around which one is more plausible. Yet, all the hints point out that Huawei will be one-upping every other manufacturer by putting yet another camera back there, though we can only speculate as to what its purpose might be. Knowing Huawei, one of the cameras will certainly be a regular RGB one, the second - a more sensitive monochrome one, and the third would possibly be a telephoto one for a natural bokeh. 

We will know more once March 27 comes along. Until then, stay tuned for our MWC 2018 coverage

source: XDA via Pocketnow

Related phones

  • Display 5.8" 1080 x 2244 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3400 mAh(19h talk time)
P20 Pro
  • Display 6.1" 1080 x 2240 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh(25h talk time)



1. shield

Posts: 870; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Only Samsung with 3000mAh :D

2. ullokey

Posts: 184; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Xperia XZ1 series have just 2700mAh battery but despite that i easily get around 6hrs SoT playing Ingress (Moto Z Play was best with 7 hrs)

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

P20 plus looking like a great phone ^_^

4. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

compare it to S9 Still looking great??

7. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Sure is don't like Samsung's bloatware.

9. iczer

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

But I hate the software and user experience un Huawei phones, it's an awful software design.

5. S4NDY

Posts: 267; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Mate 10 using LCD screen, only pro using OLED display in mate 10 series

6. delta

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

If there is not something like a kirin 980 will be a big failure, the 970 it's already weaker than the 835 gpu wise, if carries just the kirin 970 better to be really cheap.

8. Fizzlebottom

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 29, 2016

Huawei and ZTE will never feel the pocket lining of my skinny jeans...LOL FBI and CIA have warned about these brands of phones. Google it.

11. J4KANOR1

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 20, 2018

But Huawei don't just make smartphones, tablets and laptops! They make parts for other companies e.g. other brand smartphones and routers etc. Huawei also already has large Research & Development facilities in the United States and Canada. Also, Vodafone has a presence in a lot of North American businesses for telecommunications, broadband and security etc. They signed a Global Framework Agreement with Huawei. This means that Huawei are an official supplier of telecoms equipment for Vodafone. Hence, Huawei has a presence in that regard. Secondly, up until 2012 the American Cyber-security business in California called Symantec went into a joint venture alliance with Huawei to continue developing Network Security and other computing solutions but that venture was finally sold 100% to Huawei in 2012. So they've had dealing there too! And also, Huawei had direct dealings with IBM (International Business Machines) in the late 90's and early 00's and also contributed to the development of high-speed wireless network development in Canada is conjunction with an agreement they had in place with Bell telecommunications. That just scratches the surface of Huawei's involvement in the world! If the supposed FBI and CIA allegations against Huawei are true, its HIGHLY unlikely that the Chinese Government would want to spy on the average consumer! And also, if that were the case, A LOT of other smartphones, laptops/computers, tablets, routers and other network equipment are built or assembled in Chinese factories - surely they could bug ANY of those devices??? Even Apple's acclaimed iPhone range contains a lot of parts which are made/assembled in mainland China or Taiwan (admittedly with some parts being made in Japan or elsewhere). So what's stopping them bugging an iPhone for example?

10. J4KANOR1

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 20, 2018

The key to Huawei P20 and P20 Plus being successful is the price! Although Huawei are one of the largest mobile technology manufacturers on the planet, their recognition and reputation within Europe and the America's just isn't up to the same standard as Samsung and Apple etc. If Huawei can produce these devices for a comparitively reasonable price (e.g. £450 - £650) then the P20 range could be a force to be reckoned with. With rumours that the new Galaxy S9 and S9+ are to go drastically up in price over last years S8 and with Apple producing some of the most expensive devices ever made, you might find those which want a flagship mobile device, but can't afford the ridiculous 2018 price tags of the more well known brands, could be pushed in Huawei's direction. But that's only IF Huawei release these devices with a realistic consumer price tag. Huawei just aren't well-known enough yet in Western consumer markets for higher pricing to be a viable option for them!

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