Huaweiâ€™s next plans for its smartphone have been leaked through Chinese microblogging platform Weibo. If one were to go by the details divulged there, the Huawei next smartphone will be P20 Lite. This smartphone will sport a bezel-free display, enjoying an aspect ratio of 18:9.
The notch on the front, similar to the one seen the iPhone X, will accommodate the front camera, the proximity sensor as well as the loudspeaker.
Instead of the Home button doubling as the fingerprint sensor, the Huawei P20 Lite will have the fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, which is placed approximately a third of the way down.
The image appearing on Weibo shows a glossy black phone.
The slim bottom bezel of the handset accommodates Huaweiâ€™s branding.
Huaweiâ€™s collaboration with Leica in the optics department continues with this new phone as well, with a dual camera setup accompanied by the LED flash in the rear. The description of the lenses mounted on the rear panel says they are 26mm ASPH lenses and one will be monochrome and the other facilitating the capturing of colours.
While on the cameras and the Leica association with Huawei, the Huawei P9, P10 and the Mate 10 phablets have all been fitted with similar camera arrangements.
Huawei is likely to hold an official release event in Paris, France on March 27, and all three devices, the P20, Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will be unveiled. The devices may then go on sale during the month of April.
The Mate 10 Pro, in fact, will see one more Leica camera making it a triple camera setup. The third sensor is expected to be a telephoto lens. Observers point out that this is the first time Huawei is launching a Pro variant of a non-flagship device.