Recent reports speculated Huawei would not launch its next-generation flagship smartphones at MWC 2018 to avoid being overshadowed by Samsung's Galaxy S9 smartphones. Now, the Chinese manufacturer has confirmed that it will be holding a special event in Paris on March 27. While the company has not revealed the names of any of the products that will be unveiled at the event, the P11 or P20 lineup of smartphones is expected to get announced.
Since Huawei registered both the P11 and P20 titles, we are not exactly sure what will the upcoming smartphones be called. That said, reliable tipster Roland Quandt believes that Huawei's upcoming flagship family will be launched as P20 series. According to him, this series will be consisting of three models; P20, P20 Plus and P20 Lite. The tipster also revealed the smartphones' codenames as well as color options.
Going by his claims, the Huawei P20 is codenamed "Emily" and it will be available in Ceramic Black and Twilight colors. Huawei P20 Plus is codenamed "Charlotte" and like the standard P20, it will also be available in Ceramic Black and Twilight colors. Lastly, the Huawei P20 Lite is codenamed "Anne", and it will be offered in three colors which will include Midnight Black, Klein Blue, and Sakura Pink.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Huawei P20 has featured in quite a few leaks so far. The key highlight of the smartphone is believed to be the optics department. The smartphone is likely to feature a total of three cameras on its back, which might be the first of its kind in the industry.
One of the sensors in the triple rear camera setup is said to of 40-megapixel with 5x hybrid zoom. The company is said to have partnered with Leica for this project. The selfie camera on the smartphone is rumored to be a 24-megapixel sensor also developed by Leica.
Not only the P20, the P20 Plus and P20 Lite are expected to come with similar camera setup. Unfortunately, apart from the cameras, not much is known about these smartphones. However, it is assumed that all the smartphones will sport a full-screen design with minimal bezels on the sides.