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Huawei P20 specifications leak; will sport Leica dual camera and miss out on IP67 certification

Huawei P20 leaked specifications suggest a Leica dual camera system similar to Mate 10 and face unlock support.

  • Published: March 24, 2018 12:22 PM IST
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Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is set to launch three new smartphones next week. The company is expected to launch Huawei P20, P20 Pro and P20 Lite at an event in Paris. The P20 Lite has been made official in the form of Nova 3E in China but the smartphone is expected to official announcement at the event.

The theme of the event is expected to showcase new developments in the world of mobile photography. Huawei was one of the first to push dual camera system and it is now jumping to triple camera system with P20 Pro. The Huawei P20 is said to feature a triple camera system with a monster 40-megapixel primary sensor. The primary sensor is paired with an 8-megapixel sensor to provide 5x hybrid zoom while the third sensor will be a black and white sensor for monochrome images.

While Huawei P20 Pro will be the showstopper at the event next week, the P20 is expected to be an underrated sibling. The specifications of the device have leaked courtesy Roland Quandt and it will be a regular version with dual camera system. The smartphone is said to feature a 5.8-inch LCD display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio and notch similar to that of iPhone X. It won’t offer an edge-to-edge display design and instead offer a front-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The P20 will feature a combination of 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel image sensor with one color sensor and another monochrome sensor. The Leica-branded dual camera system is expected to be similar to one found on last year’s Mate 10 series. The smartphone will be powered by Kirin 970 SoC with dedicated neural processing unit, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

One of the major differences between the two models apart from their camera setup is the lack of water resistance. WinFuture says Huawei P20 will lack IP67 water and dust resistance but will support face unlock mechanism via the 24-megapixel selfie camera.

The Huawei P20 will also lack 3.5mm audio jack but run EMUI 8.0 based on Android Oreo. It will be backed by a generous 3,400mAh battery with support for Huawei’s fast charging system. It is said to be priced at Euro 679 (around Rs 54,500) when it goes on sale.

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  • Published Date: March 24, 2018 12:22 PM IST