Huawei P20, the rumors and features of the Chinese top of the range

The Huawei P20 will be launched in three different versions and will have three rear cameras. It will be presented during the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona

The Huawei P20 and the P20 Plus will be the two new top-of-the-line devices that the Chinese company will launch on the market in the first half of 2018. It is the Chinese company itself to confirm it: for March 27, 2018 it is organizing an event in Paris where the devices will be officially presented. Compared to initial rumors, the smartphones will not be launched at the Mobile World Congress 2018: Huawei is working on new features and wants to make sure that they do not give problems.

After a Huawei P10 that did not live up to its competitors, the Chinese company seems determined to change pace and launch a revolutionary device. La nuova serie di smartphone che Huawei lancerà ad aprile sarà caratterizzata da un comparto fotografico unico, grazie al lavoro effettuato in questi anni con Leica. Il Huawei P20 sarà affiancato anche da una versione Plus (che avrà uno schermo più grande e tre fotocamere posteriori) e da un modello Lite che potrebbe arrivare su mercato in una fase successiva.

Le caratteristiche del Huawei P20 e del Huawei P20 Plus 

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Render del Huawei P20

La grande rivoluzione che Hauwei è pronta a portare sui suoi smartphone di punta parte dal comparto fotografico. Il Huawei P20 Pro sarà il primo smartphone con una tripla fotocamera posteriore, con il sensore principale che sarà da 40 Megapixel, e gli altri due rispettivamente da 20 Megapixel e da 8 Megapixel. The two sensors will support optical image stabilization, bokeh effect and optical zoom. This is what leaks from the latest rumors: Huawei is ready for anything to win over new users. The other big change concerns the design: the two devices will be completely different from the Huawei P10 (and here's why the company has decided to call the two devices Huawei P20) and will feature very thin bezels. And in addition, at the top of the screen there will also be the notch, the small indentation that for the first time was used by Apple on the iPhone X (which can be hidden thanks to a feature of the operating system). Compared to the Cupertino company's smartphone, it will be slightly smaller and will house the front camera (which should be from 8 Megapixels) and the sensors for the new technology that Huawei has made for face recognition. The Huawei P20, on the other hand, will have a dual rear camera.

But smartphones don't just live on photographs. But also of processor, RAM and internal memory. And even in this respect, the Huawei P20 and the Huawei P20 Plus will be top of the line. The two devices will mount an enhanced version of the Kirin 970, the chipset made by Huawei and already present on the Mate 10. This new version will focus even more on artificial intelligence. The two smartphones will differ in the amount of RAM and internal memory. The Huawei P20 will probably have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, while the Huawei P20 Plus will mount 6/8GB of RAM and 128/256GB of storage. Differences also regarding the screen: on the Huawei P20 we will find a 5.8-inch display with a FullHD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The Huawei P20 Plus, on the other hand, will feature a 6.1 inch OLED screen and a QuadHD+ resolution. The Huawei P20 will have a 34000mAh battery, while the Plus version will have a 4000mAh battery. In addition, the P20 Pro will also have a feature that will allow you to hide the notch, obscuring the two small spaces present in the upper corners of the screen. In this way, the GUI will become more "traditional".

The unlock systems of the Huawei P20

From the renderings that appeared online there is still a lot of uncertainty about the fate of the fingerprint sensor. It could be placed in the back, in the front or disappear. Huawei is evaluating all three hypotheses and it could even be that it uses two different ones for the Huawei P20 and the Huawei P20 Plus. Surely the two devices will have unlocking through face recognition: the notch present at the top of the device serves precisely to contain the sensors for facial scanning. Huawei has patented a system similar to the one present on the FaceID, but even more accurate and secure. Thanks to this new technology, the Chinese company might decide to do away with the biometric fingerprint reader altogether. Or opt for the sensor hidden under the screen. A few more weeks and we'll know more.

Huawei P20 Porsche Design

From the latest rumors, Huawei is also expected to present a Porsche Design version of the P20. A collaboration between the German automotive company and the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has been going on for a couple of years now. The Porsche Design version has always been characterized by exclusive materials and a higher price than the regular one.

When will the Huawei P20 be presented

Despite predictions that the three devices were due to arrive at Mobile World Congress 2018, Huawei has decided to postpone the presentation by a few weeks to finish testing on the photo compartment. The Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Plus and Huawei P20 Pro will be unveiled at an event organized by the Chinese company on March 27 in Paris.

How much will the Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei P20 Lite

Probable prices of the three smartphones have also emerged. The Huawei P20 should be launched at a price of 679 euros, the Huawei P20 Pro at 899 euros. According to the latest rumors, the Pro version should have inside the headphones Bose QC35 II worth about 350 euros.

The P20 will be available in black, blue and gold-pink colors. The Huawei P20 Pro, on the other hand, will be available in black, blue and Twilight colors that offers shades ranging from purple to green.