Huawei's next flagship smartphone likely to be called P11 instead of P20, and here’s why

Huawei is likely to launch the smartphone in late March or early April.

  • Published: January 24, 2018 6:23 PM IST

The next Huawei P-series flagship smartphone seems to be undergoing some nomenclature reviewing. After Huawei trademarked the P20 moniker last year in July, we were all naturally hoping that would be the successor of the Huawei P10 series. However, the new that comes in now reveals that Huawei has trademarked the P11 trademark as well. Now, this makes it confusing considering both P20 and P11 make sense to be the successor of the Huawei P10.

The application was filed in the US, the UK, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other countries. The Huawei P20 trademark was filed in the US only and that too in 2017. It is likely that the trademark never got approved and wasn’t carried further.

Image credit: Hong Kong IPD (via PlayfulDroid)

According to a report on PlayfulDroid, Huawei’s web team has also been working on info pages for Huawei P11 and P12, making it more likely that Huawei will continue counting upward without skipping any numbers. Though, what we are expecting to be launched is the P11 and maybe P11 Lite. P12 would likely be for 2019.

Be it P11 or P20, Huawei is likely to skip the Mobile World Congress 2018, and launch the smartphone at a separate event in late March or early April. However, this doesn’t mean that the company won’t make an appearance at the event. The company may instead showcase other products from its portfolio.

From what we know so far, the new Huawei flagship is likely to follow 2017 trend and come with a dual-rear camera setup – an RGB lens and a monochrome lens. The smartphone could also feature a 4,000mAh battery.

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  • Published Date: January 24, 2018 6:23 PM IST