A new trademark for an upcoming Huawei smartphone in ‘P’ series has been spotted on the trademarking site. The smartphone in question is the Huawei P20, the successor to the this year’s P10. It is expected to launch sometime later this year. Also Read - Huawei 2021 event: HarmonyOS 2.0, Huawei P50 Pro, Watch 3 series and moreAlso Read - Upcoming Coolpad COOL 20 specs revealed ahead of May 25 launch
As detailed by The Leaker, the smartphone is expected to feature a 5.7-inch QHD display with the latest Android version (it could be Android O as the device will reportedly arrive only towards the end of the year). The report hints that the smartphone could come with a Kirin 960 chipset, same as the Huawei P10. But we would expect the smartphone to come with the company’s next Kirin 970 SoC. The Huawei P20 is also likely to feature 6GB or 8GB of RAM, but details about internal storage are scarce at the moment.
In terms of camera, the Huawei P20 is likely to follow the 2017 flagships and come with a dual-rear camera setup – an RGB lens and a monochrome lens. Front camera resolution is unknown at the moment. The smartphone could also feature a 4,000mAh battery. ALSO READ: Honor 8 Pro to go on sale on July 10 for Amazon Prime members
The specifications of the Huawei P20 sound similar to those of the rumored Huawei Mate 10. The phablet is expected to be announced sometime in October, and likely to be powered by Kirin 970 chipset and a large edge-to-edge display with a 18:9 screen to body ratio. The Kirin 970 chip is based on the recent 10nm process and is an upgrade to the Kirin 960, which powers the current flagship, Huawei P10.
The leaks are only tentative and it is still too early to speculate the actual specifications. However, if the P20 smartphone does arrive, it will msot likely compete with the OnePlus 5 and other flagships announced in the latter half of the year. Xiaomi is also expected to soon announce the Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus.
While the Huawei Mate 10 will take on the rumored Xiaomi Mi Note 3, the Huawei P20 could provide competition to Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus. Considering the device is slated to be announced in the last month of 2017 (speculations and no confirmation from Huawei), it could compete against many of the latter launches. For now, it might be wise to take the leaks with a pinch of salt.