[Update: More details] The Huawei P20 Lite may get refreshed with a hole punch display and Kirin 710
Huawei recently refreshed its photography-centric P-series with the Huawei P30 series including the P30 Pro, which comes with a charming quad camera setup and 5X optical zoom. In certain regions like India, the company also announced the Lite version of Huawei P30, with one camera short of the P30 Pro, much affordable pricing, and lower processing power. Now, the company might be looking to announce a new smartphone in the P-series, albeit as an extension to the last year’s P20 series. As per leaked information, the Huawei P20 Lite 2019 will be announced soon and will feature a hole-punch camera and quad-cameras.
The Huawei P20 Lite 2019 comes as a major upgrade over the last year’s P20 Lite. First off, there’s a new 5.84-inch Full HD+ LCD which features a hole punch on the top left corner, similar to the Honor View20 as well as the upcoming Honor 20 Pro. Compared to the HiSilicon Kirin 659 on the original P20 Lite, the 2019 variant is revamped with a Kirin 710 chipset. Along with it, there’s at least 4GB of RAM.
The smartphone will come with 128GB and 256GB options for internal storage, which will be backed by a micro SD card slot for expansion. Further, it carries the same 3,000mAh battery as the last year’s device.
Another major change over the dual cameras on the last year’s P20 Lite is the new quad-camera setup which has an orientation similar to the P30 Pro. The primary camera uses a 24MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture. We suspect the other two cameras in the array to be using telephoto and wide-angle lenses – even though there’s no information yet. We can, however, safely presume that the offset camera on the P20 Lite 2019 is a time-of-flight sensor. The specification of the front camera isn’t confirmed either but it can be expected to be either 16MP or 20MP, based on the leak.
Through leaked renders, we also get to learn that the P20 Lite 2019 will be available in three different colors options and these are likely to be called “Midnight Black,” “Crush Blue,” and “Charming Red,” presumably with a plastic back. In terms of pricing, the Huawei P20 Lite 2019 could be priced between 280 and 330 euros (~$315-$370), depending on the location.
Update: More details
Roland Quandt says his first report on the Huawei P20 Lite 2019 was a bit off because he only had photos. He has updated a few of the specs from the last report. It has a bigger 6.4-inch display with 2310 x 1080 resolution, a bigger 4,000 mAh battery, four cameras (24+8+2+2MP), and a punch hole display for the 16MP front camera. Roland does not know the exact uses for the quad cameras yet. The device will be powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage (and possibly 64GB). Unlike last year’s model, there will be a fingerprint scanner on the back.
Rumored specs so far:
|Specs||Huawei P20 Lite 2019|
|Display||6.4 inches, LCD, 2310 x 1080 pixels|
|OS||EMUI 9.1 based on Android Pie|
|CPU||Hauwei Kirin 710 OctaCore|
|Storage||4 GB RAM, 64 or 128 GB flash memory|
|Rear cameras||Quadcam, 24 MP (f / 1.8), 8 MP, 2 MP, 2 MP|
|Front camera||16 MP (f / 2.2)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (back), proximity sensor, ambient light, acceleration, digital compass|
|SIM||Dual Sim, Nanao Sim, and Nano Sim or Micro SD Card|
|Connectivity||WLAN ac, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, aptX, aptX HD, HWA, NFC, USB Type C (OTG, tethering, charging), 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Size||159.1 x 75.9 x 8.3 mm, 178 grams|