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Huawei P20 Might Kill Physical Volume Keys, Have iPhone X-esque Notch

by Martin Suan / Feb 26, 2018 01:51 AM EST
Details about Huawei's next flagship device, the P20, are slowly coming out and the features are anything but exciting.

Huawei's highly anticipated flagship smartphone, the P20, is slowly making waves over the internet even as its official unveiling is still far away. As the moment of its launching gets nearer by the day, details about its features and specs have started to trickle, particularly its rear camera and design.

The Huawei P20 could be the first consumer smartphone to sport three rear cameras. The three-camera setup has already been rumored, but folks at Android Authority managed to get their hands on the P10's successor.

What they had was only a prototype; so, anything could change, in that it could not be the final product. When they had their hands on the prototype, there was no noticeable space for three cameras.

It turned out, however, that the P20 could come out with two models: Huawei P20 and P20 Plus. One of them will reportedly feature a three-camera setup.

When reports about the P20 sporting three cameras came out, many were confused how Huawei plans to use the third snapper. Speculations have been rife and one of them pointed to a telephoto functionality, GizmoChina reported.

A possible placement of the cameras was also allegedly leaked and the images showed two cameras placed vertically one sensor below them, and another large camera sensor below the two vertically arranged camera.

(Photo: Huawei Mobile PH|YouTube Screenshot)

It remains to be seen if it was the official design. Nonetheless, more details will surely come out in the coming days.

When Huawei released the P10, its design has striking similarities to the iPhone 7 in some aspects. This year's P20 might repeat that.

Previous rumors have indicated that the P20 could draw inspiration from one of Apple's devices: the iPhone X. Thanks to an FCC certification, the device was seen with a "divisive notch inspired by Apple's best-selling iPhone X," PocketNow reported.

On top of that, the P20's bezels at the top and bottom would allegedly be cut down than the P10. The edges also reportedly appeared to not have any bezels.

And while the iPhone X ditched the Home Button in exchange for the Face ID, the P20 would reportedly remove the physical volume keys and opt to feature virtual volume keys. Huawei might have decided to do this in order to make the edges almost bezel-free.

It should be noted, however, that the details are still not official; so take them with a grain of salt.

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