Huawei is set to launch its latest lineup of smartphones next month and at least one of the models will come with three rear cameras. The successor to the P10 flagship smartphone is expected to be named Huawei P20. Meanwhile, smartphone case makers in China have leaked images of cases allegedly made for the Huawei P20, showcasing a triple camera setup as well as an iPhone X-like notch in the front.
Huawei was expected launch its new smartphones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) to be held at the end of this month. However, press invites have been sent out by the company for a launch event that will take place in Paris on March 27. Reports suggesting that Huawei has been working on three new smartphones – the Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Lite, and Huawei P20 Plus – which could possibly be launched at the event.
The leaks revealing details about the camera is in line with some of the earlier reports. Famous tipster Evan Blass, in December 2017, had said that the next Huawei P-series is going to be an “imaging powerhouse.” In his leaks, Blass claimed that the camera might feature a 40-megapixel camera with 3 rear lenses and 5x hybrid zoom. He had also added that there will be a 24-megapixel selfie camera packed in the handset. All the lens are expected to be co-developed with German camera manufacturer Leica.
The next smartphone in the Huawei P-series is also rumoured to ship with the ‘Point Cloud Depth Camera’ which is similar to Apple’s ‘TrueDepth Camera’ used in the face ID feature. Huawei had first revealed the details of its upcoming Face ID rival at the launch of the Mate 10 in 2017. Thanks to this technology, the Huawei P20 may come with a notch at the top bezel similar to the iPhone X.
Meanwhile, one of the leaked images also shows off the iPhone X-like design. However, this design may also be limited to the premium variant as one of the leaked images show a case without the notch. Additionally, the other reports have indicated that the Huawei P20 family may ship with the Kirin 970 AI-powered processor and run Android Oreo.
Huawei has not officially announced the smartphones, so these speculations above should be taken with a pinch of salt as we await the event scheduled for next month.