Our best look yet at Huawei’s next flagship.
Although the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is still a relatively new handset, we’re expecting Huawei to unveil another flagship phone in late March with the introduction of its P20 series. We’re still more than a month away from the P20’s announcement, but thanks to hands-on photos of a prototype for the phone, we already have a good idea of what to expect.
The team at Android Authority recently got their hands an early P20 prototype, and while it’s possible the final design of the phone will change by launch time, there’s a good chance the final product will look more or less like what we’re seeing here.
Assuming this is the real deal, the Huawei P20 will ship with extremely tiny bezels, more rounded corners compared to the P10, and a USB Type-C port for charging. The model that was photographed features two cameras on the back, and while rumors have hinted at the P20 shipping with three rear cameras, there’s a good reason for this. Huawei is expected to launch three new phones next month, including the P20, P20 Lite, and P20 Plus. The P20 Plus is the version that will likely come with three cameras, so the model pictured here is probably the regular P20.
Another thing worth mentioning is the lack of any physical volume buttons on the P20. Above the power button are touch indicators for changing the volume, and their design suggests you’ll be able to slide up and down on this portion of the phone to change your volume. This would be the first time we’ve seen such a design tweak on a phone, and while small, could help the P20 to stand out from the crowd.
The prototype also reveals two speaker grills on the bottom of the phone. This is often found on devices with one grill acting as a real speaker and the other being used for looks, but it’s worth mentioning in this case as the P10 has just one grill. It’s entirely possible Huawei is just going for better aesthetics with this, but then again, we could be getting dual speakers.
No specifications were shared along with these photos, but even so, this does have me much more excited for March 27 when we get to officially feast our eyes upon the entire P20 lineup.
February 21, 2018 at 11:51AM