Most of the leaks published in the last few weeks suggest that Huawei is going to abandon the classic 16:9 aspect ratio for its most important series of smartphones. Today an HTML compliance benchmark surfaced and, according to it, Huawei P20 will have a display with an unusual 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The test has been performed with a mobile browser, which usually shows only 1/3 of the real resolutions of the devices. According to the benchmark the resolution is 360 x 748 pixels, and if we multiply it by 3 we obtain 1080 x 2244 pixels, that should be the real resolution of the upcoming flagship.
The test also highlights that Huawei P20, identified with the codename EML-AL00, has Android 8.0 Oreo installed on the software side. The number of pixels in the resolution makes us think that Huawei P20 will have a notch on the upper part of the front panel, like the one of Apple iPhone X. So, expect a phone with a very high screen-to-body ratio. In the last months, Huawei has released many phones with the 18:9 aspect ratio, so it is indeed impossible that Huawei P20 will come with a 16:9 display. According to the latest leaks, the Huawei P20 series will be composed of at least 4 models: Standard, Pro, Plus and Lite.
The first three phones are expected to house a triple camera configuration co-engineered with Leica, with a resolution of 40 MP and a 5x hybrid zoom. On the front side, the Huawei P-Series (except the Lite version) should sport a 24 MP selfie camera, and it should be Leica co-developed as well. We also expect to see a new 3D facial recognition technology which may even be more accurate and safer than Apple’s Face ID. Under the hood, there will be an octa-core Kirin 970 SoC with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for AI, paired with 6 or 8 GB of RAM.