Huawei will be announcing its P20 flagship series on 27 March and now we get to see all models in great detail thanks to serial leakster @evleaks. As seen earlier, the top of the line Huawei P20 Pro will come with a triple camera setup while the P20 and P20 Lite will come with two cameras at the rear. Another thing that’s certain, is the notch is now a standard design feature across the range.
Huawei P20 Pro
As we can see here, the P20 Pro gets a higher screen to body ratio as the display stretches edge to edge at the top. It has a smaller “notch” which is closer to the Essential phone while it retains a bottom chin that houses a front-facing fingerprint sensor. At the rear, you get an all glass design with the Huawei and Leica branding in a landscape orientation.
The Huawei P20 shares a similar design as the Pro but it comes with just dual-cameras at the rear. The screen also stretches edge to edge and it also leaves a bottom chin for the fingerprint sensor.
If you look at the very bottom end of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, you see the speaker grill with a single USB port in the middle. It appears that these two models are lacking a headphone jack. To differentiate themselves from the P20 Lite, both P20 and P20 Pro have red markings on the power/wake button.
Huawei P20 Lite
Last but not least is the P20 Lite which is the entry-level offering of the series. The fingerprint sensor is a rear-mounted one, which leaves a space at the front’s bottom chin for Huawei’s branding.
VARIO-SUMMILUX-H f/1.6-/f.24 Lens
The P20 series marks Huawei’s 3rd year of collaboration with LEICA and for the P20 Pro, they are doing something extra with a triple camera setup. If you take a look at the P20 Pro, you’ll find the text LEICA VARIO-SUMMILUX-H1:1.6-2.4/27-80 ASPH. This could be a variable aperture that switches between f/1.6 and f/2.4 with an optical zoom of 27mm-80mm, which could go head-on with Samsung’s latest Galaxy S9 and S9+. For the standard P20, it gets a SUMMILUX-H f/1.6 lens which is similar to the current Huawei Mate 10 series, while the entry-level P20 Lite gets a non-LEICA f/2.2 lens.
For the P20 Pro, we are guessing that the 3rd lens might be a dedicated f/2.4 shooter with tele-photo capabilities for daylight shots while it still maintains an f/1.6 for its primary RGB + monochrome sensors. As a comparison, the Galaxy S9/S9+ does f/1.5 and f/2.4 in a single camera lens, while the S9+ gets a secondary camera for telephoto.
In terms of pricing, the P20 is expected to be priced at 679 Euros while the P20 Pro is going for 899 Euros. Assuming if Huawei remains its competitive pricing in Malaysia, the P20 could retain a similar RM2,499 price tag as last year’s P10. However, the P20 Pro will cost higher than the Mate 10 Pro and it could be priced around RM3,500-RM3,700.
All shall be revealed at the end of this month in Paris. What do you think? Leave your comments below.