While Samsung is launching its new Galaxy S9/S9+ at end of this month during MWC 2018, Huawei will be releasing their next flagship a month later at a separate event. This will replace its current Huawei P10/P10 Plus smartphones that feature a Leica Dual-Camera setup.
For the next model, Huawei appears to be jumping straight to the P20. To step up in its photography game, it has been speculated to come with not two but three main cameras at the rear. Now a couple of leaked case renders have appeared and it offers a glimpse of the upcoming Huawei flagship.
Slashleaks have compiled several case renders for the upcoming Huawei P20 and they all feature a long camera bump that houses three cameras.
Reliable leakster @evleaks had shared two months ago that the next Huawei P series flagship will come with a Leica co-developed triple cameras at the rear and a 24MP “Pro selfie” camera. He added that it will be capable of capturing photos of up to 40MP and it also offers 5X hybrid zoom.
The camera bump design looks similar to the iPhone X but it’s made longer to house the 3rd lens and a dual-tone LED flash. Looking at the transparent case render, it could feature an all-glass back instead of metal like the current Mate 10 series. If you noticed, the top of the case has a small round opening which could either be a cutout for a headphone jack or an infrared blaster. It could be the latter since the Mate 10 Pro has ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack port completely.
However, the front of the device is still quite vague and it looks different for each of the casing renders above. Since there’s no cutout for a fingerprint sensor at the rear, at the very least, it could retain a similar front design as the Huawei Mate 10/View10 that has a fingerprint sensor placed below its 18:9 display. Another possibility is that Huawei could embed an in-display fingerprint sensor similar to the vivo X20 Plus UD.
The Huawei P20 is expected to be revealed officially on 27 March and the event is said to be taking place in Paris. In terms of specs, we expect it to feature the same Kirin 970 processor as the Mate 10 series. You can expect Huawei to focus on its AI capability using its dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU).