Huawei P20 Lite renders depict an iPhone X-esque notch

Huawei already invited us to a March 27th event, where it is expected to unveil its next flagship - the P20 - and its P20 Plus and P20 Lite sidekicks, as has become its habit in the last few years. What piqued our interest in the first leaked renders and images of the devices, is that one of them, dubbed to be a prototype, showed a very iPhone X-esque cutout at the top bezel, and a vertical dual camera set on the back, again resembling Apple's finest handset for the season.

Well, a very credible leakster with a proven track record, has now created CAD-based image renders of what he claims to be that same P20 Lite, and, lo and behold, it does sport a notch and vertical camera. Make of this what you will, but the alleged P20 Lite cutout sits in the middle between the tiny one on the Essential Phone, that goes around the front camera only, and the wider notch of the X, which has to house all the TrueDepth camera paraphernalia that allows for Face ID, Animoji, and other 3D face-scanning shenanigans. 

The fact that Huawei boasted not long ago that it has developed technology similar to Face ID didn't fly over our heads, and a fraction of this tech may have trickles down to the Lite version as well, which may introduce a 2D face recognition, similar to what Samsung or OnePlus are offering on their phones now.

source: OnLeaks

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P20 Lite
  • Display 5.8" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

Just wanted to say nothing here.

7. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

It's a shame. If its true.

16. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Well, Huawei has been copying some of iPhone's design language... Won't be suprising to see an iPhone X-esque notch on a P20 this time.

25. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

LOL @ Huawei. One of the worst phone manufacturers in Australia - ie, zero updates and support. They can get pharked if they are running with the notch.. bunch of Chinese copy copy manufacturer. They've totally lost the plot

27. chenski

Posts: 774; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Hate much? True they lost the plot with p20 but my mate 10 is awesome as

2. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Only if this device were powered by a qualcomm snapdragon 845. It would surely sell well!

3. Stappy3

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

People keep saying the "iPhone X" notch when other manufacturers start using a cutout for the cameras. Shouldn't we be referencing the Essential phone since it did it first?

6. kingyazid25 unregistered

Different notches

11. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Hu!? What is essential phone?

24. phonegeek1212

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

the article is not about "who did it first".. it's just the similarity is more between Huawei phone and iphone X

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lazy design.

5. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Copy copy copy lmao

8. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I doubt this, I can't imagine people creating apps that'll support that area. Unless it is a twist on what LG did in the past, where only they support it.

9. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I don't see how this is identical to the iPhone X, when there is a bezel below the screen and the notch is shorter. Besides Apple didn't invent the two vertical cameras configuration. Go home with your demand iPhoneArena.

10. Joosty

Posts: 482; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

IPhone X for the average consumer. Not bad.

13. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

So an ugly notch AND a thick bezel below... not to mention the entire phone looks like an iClone

15. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2250; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...

18. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

This will cost no more than £270,so it will sell well.

21. JohnR

Posts: 158; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

Looks much better than the iPhone X

22. TerryD

Posts: 553; Member since: May 09, 2017

I know, why dont you get all of the worst design parts from the iPhone X and copy them. We hate the notch and we hate camera bumps. I don't care what the specs and price are, I won't be buying this. Apple can get away with odd design decisions just because its Apple and it has loyal followers. Huawei doesn't. The only people that will get this will be people wanting a poor mans iPhone X.

23. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

copying something wrong but ending worse ^^"

29. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And they wonder why they get sued by Apple..Huawei needs to employ better designers tbh.

30. gamehead unregistered

They copied one of the worst designed phones in history...and somehow managed to slap a fingerprint scanner on it.

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