For smartphone manufacturers, there was an easy trend to attach to throughout last year and leading into 2018: devices with minimized bezels. Huawei is no stranger to that initiative, and it looks like the P-series is going to get in on the fun, too.
The Huawei P20 is going to be unveiled on March 27, as Huawei has already confirmed using event invitations. Speculation has been that at least one of the P20 variants (expectations are that Huawei is going to announce a P20 Lite, P20, and P20 Plus) will feature a trio of cameras on the back. Since then, renders have aimed to confirm that speculation, showcasing a device with three separate cameras on the back of a large black slab.
Now, Android Authority has gotten their hands on a prototype of the Huawei P20, and seems to confirm in their own way that at least one of the variants is going to have “only” two cameras on the back. The publication’s source says that the P20 Plus is indeed going to have three cameras, so we may see a single camera design on the P20 Lite.
Meanwhile, the prototype also suggests that the Huawei P20 is going to have minimized bezels along the top, bottom, and sides of its display. Interestingly enough, the prototype doesn’t have a physical volume rocker on either side of the phone. Instead, there appears to be a couple of touch indicators just above the Power button, suggesting that it will have a “virtual volume key” instead of physical buttons to change the volume.
One other tidbit from the prototype points to Huawei perhaps adopting a pair of speakers on the bottom of the handset, switching things up from the single speaker on the bottom of the P10. There are two speaker grilles, at least, but no confirmation that the design will actually boast a pair of speakers or if it’s just an aesthetic decision.
So, the P20 looks interesting. Are you eager to get your hands on a phone with three cameras on the back?