Huawei P20's triple camera shows in leaked images, along with a notch-y prototype

Huawei P20's triple camera shows in leaked images, along with a notch-y prototype
We've been hearing about Huawei's upcoming "triple-camera" P20 for a while now, and that it will also come in three versions, including a Lite model, which likely won't have the fancy camera set of the top-shelf P20. Today, a few leaked images, of an alleged prototype, and case maker renders, flesh out those rumors a bit more, as on one of the sources we see a triple vertically-situated camera, and what seems like a dual LED flash plus a laser focus, while the other makes do with a dual arrangement in a horizontal placement, and a single LED.

Thus, the P20 might have Plus and Lite models, as Huawei is known to throw in, which will feature different designs, sets of cameras, and power under the hood. The leaked Plus prototype is interesting in its own right, despite the "mere" dual camera setup, as its front shows a top bezel cutout in the iPhone X's notch style, bringing the screen-to-body ratio way up. Let's not forget that Huawei teased a 3D face recognition system similar to Apple's not long ago, and perhaps we will see its iteration in the new P-series handsets. 

The notch here seems too narrow to house all the paraphernalia like the depth camera and the dot projector, but this might be a cheaper model in the new family still, which Huawei could have equipped with 2D face recognition of sorts, like on Samsung's phones. In any case, the source does say prototype, which on top of that is in a testing mule housing, so we'll have to wait and see what Huawei actually ends up with.

The case maker renders are the next thing that caught our eye, as they come from various sources, but all show a tall vertical opening on the back, presumably where the triple camera sensors of the P20 go. There are also three side buttons for volume and locking, as well as what look like a standard audio jack up top. There isn't any other cutout on the back, so the fingerprint scanner will likely go at the front, like on the Plus version. As for the Lite model, it will also seemingly have a vertical dual camera, but adds a rear finger reader cutout to the mix.

Huawei is expected to unveil the P20/Plus/Lite, or whatever it names them, some time in late March, rather than at MWC this month, so we'll have some time to learn more about the handsets before they become official.

source: /Leaks (1,2,3)

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1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

If you're into motorcycles then you might remember The Honda CBX1000 with a 6-Cylinder engine which was deemed as the successor of the CB750 Four, the first widely available four cylinder motorcycle. Every moto mag was calling it revolutionary and a game changer but... Time proved that six cylinders are just too many for a motorcycle, unless we are talking about grand touring rigs which are basically convertibles on two wheels. And same can be said about cameras to some extent. Okay, Two cameras make sense. But three? What purpose will the third eye serve, I wonder? Oh well, G'Day!

7. rsiders

Posts: 1960; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Well if they SUCCESSFULLY pull three cameras with one being a wide angle and the other being a telephoto, that would really be the icing on the cake. I emphasized successfully cause it won't matter if the quality doesn't live up to expectations. What they need to be focused on is the software like what Google has done.

10. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Looking at the render, there appears to be dual selfie cameras as well - that makes 5 cams onboard? woah!

3. surethom

Posts: 1699; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Let's hope they are all colour cameras & not any monochrome ones.

4. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

3 cams green+red+blue LOL!

6. rsiders

Posts: 1960; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Don't even start. Lol.

5. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

hopefully it will have a zoom and wide camera this will be killer, unfortunately, I still won't buy it because of the Huawei UX ( if they fixed it I would consider it and might buy it )

9. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

They even copied iPhone X's vertical camera lenses. Seriously, who's gonna buy this sh*t?

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