Huawei P20 range will have stamina – MWC 2018

huawei p20The latest Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaks actually include a hands-on review. So, at this point, we pretty much know everything. However, the same cannot be said about the Huawei P20, P20 Plus and P20 lite, all three of which should see daylight in Paris on March 27.

Up until now, other than a shared notch published by the FCC and discovered in firmware unofficially obtained by a rock-solid source, things P20 remain sketchy.

Longer lasting

huawei p20 proThat said, it looks like battery life is important to Huawei for its P20 range.

The Huawei P20 lite is expected to be loaded with an unremarkable 2,900mAh battery. Meh. However, the regular P20 could bump the cell size up to 3,320mAh. Furthermore, the P20 Plus is likely to pack a monster 4,000mAh battery under its no doubt premium hood.

That would put the higher-end P20 variant on par with both the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. In doing so it makes a significan improvement on the 3,200 and 3,750mAh battery capacity of the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus respectively.

The P10 and P10 Plus sported thick bezels and 5.1/5.5-inch LCD panels last spring. Now, the Huawei P20 Plus is tipped to sport a screen measuring roughly 6-inches in diagonal. Additionally, it will be an “Always on Display” which may or may not use OLED technology to follow closely in the footsteps of the Mate 10 Pro.

Both the P20 and P20 Plus are almost guaranteed to borrow Kirin 970 SoC from their Mate stablemates. We can also expect Android 8.1 Oreo skinned with EMUI 8.1-skinned at launch.

The rest of the spec sheet for the P20 range remains under wraps, unlike Samsung’s new flagship.

We will be at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. We look forward to bringing you the latest news from the show.