Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Huawei to hold event on 27 March, likely for P20 phone unveiling

Huawei P20 sighted in the wild phone casings pop up on Weibo                   By Rei Padla Huawei P20 sighted in the wild phone casings pop up on Weibo By Rei Padla
Theresa Hayes | 08 February, 2018, 12:13

Huawei even got a little smart and asks us to "see mooore with AI".

Prior reports alluded to Huawei's pair of flagship smartphones sporting three cameras, but the company sent us an invite to its March 23 press conference that all but confirms those reports.

As we already know that Huawei is unlikely to unveil any new smartphones at the upcoming MWC 2018. At the bottom of the invite, there is caption "See moore with AI" which hints that the device that would likely be unveiled with a triple camera setup and also come with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Additionally, the Huawei P20 Lite was certified by the FCC in the U.S. The phone will come with a notch on the top of its screen, similar to the one on the AppleiPhone X. Huawei will apparently use the notch to house components like the front-facing camera, the earpiece, and perhaps certain sensors as well.

In related news, Huawei has confirmed its presence at the MWC 2018, but it's unknown what the company will be launching at the mega tech show. The invite shows a picture of the Eiffel Tower in Paris with three circles in the background indicating the triple camera system.

Earlier, some case renders of the Huawei P20 smartphones had surfaced online and now the P20 Lite with the model number ANE-LX1 has been certified by the FCC. The FCC listing of the Huawei P20 Lite has also revealed that the handset measures 148 x 70mm.

The device will be powered by a 2,900mAh battery that will be supported by 18W fast-charging if we go by the leaked rendering. Other features that have been revealed are - microSD card support, dual-SIM and Wi-Fi 802.11n. But the P20 Lite will have dual camera setup at the back, unlike the rumoured triple camera setup. And the display size could be anywhere from 5.8-inch to 6-inch.

Huawei won't be showing off the new P20 phone (s) at Mobile World Congress this year, but they will be showing some new products according to their social media stream.

The Huawei P20 Pro will run on a more powerful Kirin 975 processor, which gives a 15 percent increased performance as compared to Kirin 970 chipset.