Huawei P20 launch invite confirms triple-camera setup; P20/P20+, P20 Lite 3D CAD renders leak


It is widely known among the tech enthusiast circles that Huawei will be unveiling its next-generation high-end smartphone, the Huawei P20 (it could also be named Huawei P11), at an event on March 27 in Paris, France. The company had already sent out launch invites for the event where it will unveil two new smartphones.

Huawei P20: Launch Date

We now have yet another teaser from this Chinese smartphone giant. Huawei has revealed a new teaser with three circles in the background, which implies the existence of a triple-camera setup on the P20 (at least on the higher-end phone in the family). Yes, you read that right. Only the higher-end model i.e the Huawei P20+ will sport the triple-camera setup, especially if we go by the recent 3D CAD render images that were leaked by @OnLeaks, who has an excellent record of leaking designs of smartphones that have not been officially unveiled or announced yet.

Huawei P20 Launch Invite

The legendary leakster had exclusively partnered with us and revealed the designs of the Samsung Galaxy S9+ in 3D CAD render images and a 360-degree video, which is going to be officially unveiled on February 25, 2018 and launched on March 16, 2018.

Huawei P20 Series: Expected Features, Specifications

The Huawei P20 Lite, which is rumoured to be the cheapest phone in the P20 series, is expected to feature a dual-camera setup at its rear. The phone will reportedly measure 148.6×71.2×8mm, and could come with a 5.7-inch screen with 18:9 aspect ratio. On the other hand, the P20+ is rumoured to feature a triple-camera setup on its rear. Measuring 155.3×74.2×7.7mm, it will sport a larger, 6-inch screen with 18:9 aspect ratio. Moreover, the P20+ could also get rid of the front-facing home button. There could be a fingerprint reader at the rear of the Huawei P20 Lite.

Interestingly, the 3D CAD renders leaked by @OnLeaks and Tiger Mobiles also show an iPhone X-style notch at the top of the screen on the Huawei P20 Lite and the Huawei P20+. It will be exciting to see if the smartphones also adopt the iPhone X-style 3D sensing facial recognition for biometric authentication. Even the rear design of the phones resembles to that of the iPhone X. The phones will use the company’s own HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset, which focusses on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities of the chipset. The phones seem to feature USB Type-C ports, but drop the 3.5mm headphone port, which is disappointing.

With only a few weeks to go before the launch of the Huawei P20 series of smartphones, we can see more details about the phones such as their hardware and software specifications through TENAA or GFXBench listings. Stay tuned to us to learn more details about the Huawei P20 and the Huawei P20 Lite.

Huawei P20: The Competition

The Huawei P20 will compete with the likes of the HTC U12, LG G7, LG V30s, Samsung Galaxy S9, and the Xiaomi Mi 7, all of which are expected to be launched later this year. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will feature Exynos 9810/Snapdragon 845 processor, iris scanners, rear-facing fingerprint readers, Android 8.0, dual-12MP cameras with dual-OIS and 4K video recording at 60fps, stereo speakers.

The HTC U12 could use the Snapdragon 845 chipset, dual cameras, and BoomSound 2 stereo speakers. The Mi 7 could be the cheapest Snapdragon 845 chipset smartphone. The LG G7 and the LG V30s could use the same chipset as that of the Mi 7, but come with an ultra-wide angle lens, similar to that of the LG G6 and the LG V30. Moreover, the LG V30+ could also feature Google Assistant-powered LG G Lens feature.