Huawei P20: Everything we know so far

Huawei is one of the biggest smartphone brands in the market. The Chinese firm is best known for launching affordable phones with crazy specs. Huawei is selling millions of smartphones worldwide and has been preparing for its move into the US market for years. The company took a big step to achieve that goal when it shifted its focus to premium device.

Last year, the company announced its flagship phone called P10 with premium design and Leica dual camera setup. The P10 was a huge success on the market, with millions of units sold, hinting at the next generation coming out this year.

Rumors about the successor of the P10 have been floating around for months, suggesting that Huawei P20 might feature better battery life, more power, and triple-lens camera. In the section below, we give you a preview of what Huawei will do to follow up the P10.

  1. Release date

Huawei has officially confirmed that the new flagship phone will make its debut at a launch event on March 27. The Chinese firm has begun sending invites to world press and claims that the new phone will be called P20. This goes against previous rumors suggesting that the successor of the P10 will be dubbed P11.

Earlier this year, rumors said that Huawei P20 would be unveiled at Mobile World Congress, but it was nowhere to be found. Last year, the Chinese firm announced the P10 at the event, featuring notable changes like a 5, 5 inch display and excellent camera.

  1. Price

Huawei moved away from its long-time tradition of launching low-cost phones, instead focusing on premium segment. The upcoming P20 won’t come cheap at launch this year. Rumors have suggested that Huawei P20 will be priced at around $830 in the US, which is more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy S9 which now costs $720 on the market. Tech experts say that P20’s price tag will put the device in contention with other top-tier phones like Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S9/S9 Plus and Apple’s iPhone lineup.

Sources say that the company will also release the P20 Pro at the March event. The Pro version will carry a staggering $1,100 price tag, surpassing the iPhone X to become the most expensive phone ever released to the public.

  1. Design and display

We have heard a lot of rumors hinting at design and display of the P20 for months. According to Evan Blass, who is best known for his accurate forecasts when it comes tech devices, the P20 will feature a notch at the top of display to show time, battery percentage and notifications.

On the back of the P20, there will be a dual-lens camera setup, which goes against what we heard in previous rumors that the P20 will include a triple-lens shooter. Some recent reports claim that Huawei P20 will feature a fingerprint scanner on the front, below the screen. Sources say that the P20 will come with 4K display at launch, while the P20 Lite will stick with Full HD panel. Besides, the device will come with IP67 rating for dust and water resistance.

  1. Face ID

Some recent sources say that the P20 and P20 Pro will feature a face scanner on the front, the same technology we have already seen on the Apple’s iPhone X. Tech experts claim that the reader will allow users to unlock their device instantly with a simple glance. However, P20 and P20 Pro will continue to use fingerprint scanner. This is a wise move, as face unlock proves inaccurate.

  1. Camera

Last year, the P10 came with Leica dual camera on the back, making it one of the best camera phones on the market. The P20 is expected to continue that trend, but the camera will include a huge improvement. Sources say that the P20 will use AI, offering multiple camera options. If this is the case, the P20 will be the first phone to come with AI-powered cameras. Some experts say that the P20 will have a 24MP camera on the front for selfies, while there is a 40MP rear shooter on the back.

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