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Huawei P20 confirmed to feature tri-rear cameras

The Huawei P10 Plus. (Source: Expert Reviews)
The Huawei P10 Plus. (Source: Expert Reviews)
The Huawei P20 is Huawei’s upcoming flagship. The company has sent out invites for a launch event scheduled for March 27, with the invite teasing the presence of three cameras at the rear of the device.

The Huawei P20—or P11—has finally been confirmed for a March 27 launch. The company has sent out invites for an event that will hold at the Grand Palais in Paris. That date has been known for a while now, though, but some extra details on the invite are what stand out.

Dual cameras were the rage in 2017, as the feature found its way down to the cheapest devices, albeit with varying levels of usefulness. Huawei was one of the first OEMs to jump on the dual camera train—the company released devices with the feature as early as Q1 2016. The Chinese giants will go one step further this time out, with the P20 set to become the first smartphone to feature three rear cameras.

The invite teases the feature with all the subtlety of a metal pan being hammered. There are three circles drawn at the background of the invite, and the sub-header “See Mooore with AI” also alludes to the feature. 

There's no concrete information on how the three cameras will be implemented. Huawei flagships with dual rear cameras usually feature a monochrome sensor and an RGB one. The extra one on the P20 could be a telephoto or wide angle lens.

In a similar vein, renders of the device have confirmed that it will feature an iPhone X-esque notch. The regular P20, P20 Lite, and P20 Plus will all sport the same notch at the top. The P20 Lite, however, will likely not feature tri-rear cameras, as renders show it with a vertically aligned dual rear camera setup.

Quite subtle.
Quite subtle.


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Ricci Rox, 2018-02- 8 (Update: 2018-02- 8)