Huawei is set to launch its P20 flagship series at an event in Paris on March 27. The smartphones were said to be debut at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona last week, but the Chinese company reportedly dropped its plan in order to not get overshadowed by the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.
The Huawei P20 series is expected to include three new smartphones – the P20, P20 Plus and P20 Lite. Leaks in the past have detailed that all the three devices will differ in terms of specifications and display size. Now, Vodafone Spain has jumped the gun to reveal the complete specifications and price of the P20 Lite.
The Huawei P20 Lite was listed by the carrier in its March catalog, reports Engadget Spain. The listing shows that P20 Lite will feature a 5.84-inch FHD+ display, an octa-core Kirin chipset with four primary cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four secondary cores clocked at 1.7GHz. The smartphone is said to come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The listing also reveals that P20 Lite will feature dual rear camera setup with one 16-megapixel sensor and another 2-megapixel sensor. It is also expected to feature a 16-megapixel selfie camera. Other features detailed in the product catalog include 3,000mAh battery, and Android Oreo out-of-the-box. The listing also suggests that the Huawei P20 Lite will be priced at €369 (around Rs 30,000).
This contradicts a previous leak, which claimed that the Huawei P20 Lite will feature a smaller 5.6-inch display, dual 16-megapixel rear cameras, and a 3,520mAh battery. While this leaked information should be taken with a grain of salt, it needs to be noted that P20 Lite seems to be having the right mix of specifications for a mid-range device.
As for the other two devices, the Huawei P20 is expected to sport a dual rear camera setup, while the P20 Plus is tipped to feature triple camera setup at the back. The leaks so far hint at one of the additional cameras acting as a telephoto lens, and three image sensors acting in tandem to capture a 40-megapixel superimposed image. The rumors also indicate improved low-light imaging and pro mode with the camera app.
Huawei is the third largest smartphone brand globally, but it is still way behind Samsung and Apple in the premium segment. With the P20 series, Huawei will try to compete against the likes of the Galaxy S9 and iPhone X.