The first thing that stands out to us is the appearance of a prominent notch at the top of the display. While the Essential Phone was arguably the first Android device to embrace the notch (albeit with a small one for its front-facing camera), the smartphone has sold in such small numbers that it is pretty much a non-factor in the current smartphone market. The iPhone X, however, really put the spotlight on the display notch, and OEMs have reacted in record fashion to copy the feature.
Huawei P20, P20 Lite, and P20 Pro (top to bottom) pic.twitter.com/FK8iyxyQND— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 7, 2018
Despite the notch, all three smartphones still have relatively large bezels at the bottom. On the P20 and P20, the bottom bezel accommodates a fingerprint reader. On the P20 Lite, the fingerprint sensor is relocated to the rear of the device.
The standout feature, at least for the P20 Pro, is that it will have three cameras on the back, while the P20 and P20 Lite will "only" have two rear cameras. We don't have any clear indication of what that third camera will be used for, but word on the street is that it might have some use with AI-related operations.
Is the next Huawei P-series going to be an imaging powerhouse? A digital artist at one of the company's creative agencies added these "PCE Series" ads to their portfolio -- claiming 40MP, 3 lens rear (5x hybrid zoom) + 24MP selfie, all Leica-co-developed. pic.twitter.com/t8w3VlL55L— Evan Blass (@evleaks) December 6, 2017
While we don't know anything about specs for the P20 or P20 Pro, it's rumored that the P20 Lite will features a 5.8-inch 1080x2280 display, Kirin 659 octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
We won't have too much longer to wait until this trio of smartphones is officially revealed. Huawei is scheduled to hold a press event on March 27th to announce the phones.