Huawei, the world's third largest phone maker, is about to introduce not one, not two, but three new phones in the near future, likely by the end of March.
The Huawei P20
and P20 Pro
are expected to become the company's 2018 flagship phones, while the P20 Lite
should be a more affordable phone that will carry over only some of the innovation that the company shows in its flagship series.
But what would the P20 and P20 Pro look like, you wonder? Ask no more: German leakster Roland Quandt has gotten hold of the full specs and official renders for all three new devices in all of the colors that are coming up. Talk about spoiling the show.
Well, we're the impatient kind and we don't mind much, so let's take a look what Huawei has in store for us in 2018.
Huawei P20 and P20 Pro
The flagship Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are clearly influenced by the Apple iPhone X
: there is no going around that prominent screen notch at the top that is even styled in a manner similar to that of the iPhone. Look at the back of the phones, and you will also notice that first in a Huawei phone, the new camera systems are in a vertical position, another feature borrowed from Apple.
This aside, the phones look very well made, with a glass back and a stylish appearance. First, let's start with the similarities: while the P20 Pro will be larger, both phones will share the same aspect ratio of 19:9, a taller and narrower screen. The resolution is set at 1080 x 2240 pixels. Then, under the hood, Huawei's own Kirin 970 chip will power the show and boast a top clock speed of 2.4GHz.
One thing these phones will not have is a microSD memory card expansion slot. Instead, there will be a dual SIM card tray.
But the key new features will be on the back of these two devices: we are talking about the camera, of course. The P20 will sport a dual camera setup, while the P20 Pro will have a third camera that is likely to be an 80mm telephoto lens, the longest ever on a modern smartphone. The P20 will be available in three colors: black, blue and pink-gold, while the P20 Pro will be offered in black, blue and lilac.
Huawei P20 Pro
In terms of battery, the P20 Pro will understandably have the bigger one at 4,000 mAh, while the regular P20 will feature a 3,400mAh cell.
The P20 Pro will also have an OLED screen, while the P20 will feature an LCD display.
Huawei P20 Lite
The most affordable phone of the new series, the P20 Lite will be available in three colors - black, blue and pink - and it will also have a notch, but the bezels around the screen will be slightly larger.
It will feature a glass back and a look somewhat similar to that of the Honor 8
Finally, the prices of the new P20 series will be clearly in flagship territory. Since the phones will not be available in the United States, the prices below are listed in euro (usually US prices are the same as the ones listed in euro, though).
- P20: 680 euro
- P20 Pro: 900 euro
- P20 Lite: 380 euro
There is no word on the release date of the phones, but chances are that they will launch to the public in April 2018.