Sunday , July 22 2018

Photos of Huawei’s upcoming P20 device appear to have leaked overnight, with Slashleaks reporting that the images below are of Huawei’s new flagship smartphone.

There’s not too much detail to accompany these images, and that’s most likely because that detail simply isn’t known at this time. However, what we can say is that this phone is most likely an image of some upcoming Huawei device, and comments on the original Slashleaks post are suggesting that this is the Huawei P20 Lite.

Why? A single LED flash, and only two camera lenses. The rumour is the P20 itself and P20 Plus/Pro will feature a three camera array, so this is quite possibly the baby of the trio.

What’s also prominently shown off is the notch which we wrote about the other day. While some are dismissing this as a blatant iPhone copy, we need to consider that if you’re going to have a full-size display on the front, there’s essential technology which has to be included somewhere. It wouldn’t be much good as a phone without a means to hear the other party you’re talking with, and if you want a front-facing camera, it has to go somewhere. Unlike iPhone’s notch, however, the notch shown here is significantly smaller, and (it looks) better integrated with the status bar thus presenting less intrusion into the user experience.

What do you make of this? Only one thing is certain – whatever this phone is, we’ll see what Huawei’s been working on soon enough.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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No fingerprint reader front or back on this or the other leak of the P20….is that weird circle on the screen an under display fingerprint reader??

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