Huawei has sent out press invites for a launch event in Paris on March 27th. The invite reads “SEE MOOORE with A.I” hinting at the launch of the rumoured P20 and P20 Plus smartphones. There’s no specific mention of the either P20 or P20 Plus in the media invite, but it does contain the “OOO” motif in the background which further confirms that we’re likely to see the P20 and P20 Plus with a triple-lens rear camera configuration. If rumours are to be believed, it’s possible that the P20 and P20 Plus will be the first major smartphones to feature a triple-lens rear camera system.
Speaking of cameras, the P20’s camera modules are expected to have been developed by Leica, and they should provide for a significant upgrade over the previous models. Other rumours from leaked ads in December claim that triple-lens system’s third camera said to offer a 5x hybrid zoom. Additionally, the pictures were published by case renders a couple of days ago, giving us potentially the first look of the P20’s design. Check out below.
It sounds like Huawei is just preparing to launch two new devices at the event, but it’s not clear what the company has planned. Its flagship P20 and P20 Plus would be ready for release, but the latest rumours suggest that the company is also planning to release P20 Lite alongside the main flagships.
Thanks to a recent leak from FCC, the Huawei’s P20 Lite will feature an iPhone X-style notch and a vertically-arranged dual-camera on the rear alongside the circular fingerprint sensor. The certification also suggests the P20 Lite will run Android 8.0 Oreo, even though recent reports revealed that the P20 would come with EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It further reveals a 2900mAh battery onboard with support for 18W fast charging.
While March 27 may be a number of weeks away, but we have seen them appear in photographs and renders many times already. Leaked pictures suggest that the smartphones will come with full-screen displays, a fingerprint scanner, and triple rear cameras at least on the P20 and P20 Plus variants. Tick March 27th into your calendars people.
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