As reported earlier, Huawei would not announce a flagship (Huawei P20) during the MWC. That report is more or less confirmed by an invitation to a new event in Paris. Yes, Huawei has sent press invites to an event held on March 27 in Paris. Huawei will likely announce its Huawei P20 Flagship there.
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Huawei previously sent an invitation for a keynote during the MWC in Barcelona. Our experience with Huawei shows that when there is an invitation to a keynote, no flagship will be announced. At the IFA in Berlin, there was also a keynote and we did not see a flagship on stage, a few weeks later there was an event in Munich for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
Yesterday evening we received an invitation from Huawei for an event on 27 March. The event will take place in Paris and the text of the invitation speaks of ‘The next step in Artificial Intelligence’, the subtitle reads ‘A new Renaissance is coming’. Huawei chose to play with the word Renaissance as ” Ren AIssance” stressing on the AI factor of the event. We might see an improved AI in the Huawei P20.
We can say for sure that this is the presentation of the new P-series. One speaks of artificial intelligence (Artificial Intelligence) and that is it with the Kirin 970 processor the spearhead of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and we expect that the Huawei P20 or the Huawei P11 will take the next step in this world. We think it will be P20 after all. Earlier there have been rumors suggesting that Huawei might name the flagship P11 but AncroidCentral claims they have confirmed the phone will be named P20 and not P11.
Previously published rumors speak of three cameras for the successor of the Huawei P10. There would be about three 40 megapixel lenses that have the possibility of 5 times hybrid zoom. On the front, there will be a 24MP camera hence it will be all about megapixels. Probably there will be 6GB of RAM in the device together with the Kirin 970 processor as we know it from the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. The chance that a Huawei P20 (or P11) Pro comes with a new Kirin 975 processor seems very small. From Germany, we saw the official line-up already leaked and there was no Huawei P20 (or P11) Pro.
It seems that the successor of the Huawei P10 will receive the same treatment as the Huawei P9, which was announced in London and was in stores in early April 2016. Huawei avoids the busy MWC with this announcement and with its own event demands full attention for itself.