Feb 9, 2018

HUAWEI P20 Lite Spotted in the Wild with Live Photos

A new leak has been posted for the alleged HUAWEI P20 Lite, with actual images showing us what the phone will look like.

HUAWEI is expected to launch a whole new line of flagship-class smartphones next month, in the rumored P20 Series of smartphones. While we have to wait and see if HUAWEI does indeed have these phone in store for a special event on March 18, the rumor mill has produced some live images of the alleged P20 Lite, one of the three handsets expected to launch next month.

The images show a smartphone with a large FullView display and a clean desktop with a simple blue wallpaper. Like the iPhone X, it has a notch on the upper part of the screen for the camera and other sensors. The screen will be 5.8-inches according to the leaked specifications, and it will have a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. The back is a clean design with a fingerprint scanner near the center top portion, and a dual camera array in an ellipse on the upper left, with the LED flash beneath it.

That said, there are some contradictions in this account compared to some other sources for the device. An FCC listing came out earlier this week noting that the HUAWEI P20 Lite will have a 6.1-inch display, much larger than the quoted specifications above. However, the 5.8-inch estimate is close to the 5.7-inch figure quoted by some 3D renders made by some CAD specialists who got their hands on the specifications for the device. Apparently, it will measure 148 x 71 x 7.2mm, which matches the FCC specifications. At this point, we're more inclined to believe the specifications noted in the FCC listing, but it's really hard to tell.

The P20 Lite is also expected to have a USB Type-C Port, a 2,900mAh battery, and a headphone jack. It'll more than likely have Android 8.0 Oreo right out of the box, with HUAWEI's EMUI 8.0 overlay. The chipset is expected to be HUAWEI's in-house Kirin 970 chip, which goes head to head with the Snapdragon 835.