Huawei P20 is the official name, but it won’t be at MWC 2018

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  • Today, Huawei finally officially confirmed that the follow-up phones to the P10 and P10 Plus are the P20 and P20 Plus.
  • The phones are unlikely to show up at MWC 2018, instead to be revealed at a separate Paris event in March.
  • The teaser video that sources this information is seven seconds long, but does throw in another hint towards three camera lenses.

Mobile World Congress is synonymous with one word: Samsung. The South Korean company has unveiled over half of the Samsung Galaxy S line of smartphones at the electronics conference. Since the Galaxy S series is hands-down the reigning king of flagship Android smartphones, it’s hard for any other company to dominate MWC when Samsung is around.

Maybe that’s why today, only a few days before MWC 2018 is set to begin, Huawei officially confirmed that the successors to the highly-rated Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are called the Huawei P20 and P20 Plus.

In a very, very brief teaser video (coming in at all of seven seconds), Huawei shows a photo of Paris with an overlayed date of “27-03-2018.” The name of the device appears, and then another hint that the phone will have three cameras. Then that’s it, it’s all over:

Really, this video confirms what we’ve known for a while now: the next Huawei flagship is the P20, and the company will unveil it in Paris on March 27.

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The three cameras rumor is curious, though, as we got our hands on what we were told is a prototype Huawei P20, and there were definitely only two camera lenses on the device. Granted, the phone could be an early prototype model created before the decision was made to add in a third lens, so your guess is as good as ours at this point.

As far as specs go, we are almost certain that the Kirin 970 chipset will control the P20 and P20 Plus, which means both phones should have AI features on board. We also expect to see a choice between 6 or 8 GB of RAM, a microSD slot, Android Oreo, and a massive battery, possibly as large as 4,000 mAh. Of course, this is all speculation, and nothing will be confirmed until March 27.

For all the latest rumors on the Huawei P20 and P20 Plus, check out our rumor roundup.