16 March 2018
Today a Huawei branded smartphone bearing model number EML-L29 appears at Geekbench listing. From the look of the things, the device seems like the upcoming flagship P20. As per Geekbench listing, the device is featuring a full front-facing display without any physical button on the front. As OS the device is pre-installed with the latest Android Oreo 8.1.
An Octa-core chipset is powering the device, its power-efficient cores clocking at 1.8Ghz which indicates the chipset is Huawei's latest Kirin 970 SoC with the built-in Neural Processing unit. This chipset was debuted with the Huawei's Mate 10 series. Huawei usually announces new chipset with the Mate series and the same SoC also powers the first flagship of the P-lineup series. The listing suggests the Octa-core SoC is accompanied with 4GB RAM which is pretty much standard in latest flagships.
On the single-core test, the P20 receives 1878 scores whereas on multi-core testing the P20 scores 6699 points. Just for the sake of comparison, the Galaxy S9 scores on the single-core test are whopping 3759 points whereas on multi-core test the Galaxy S9 scores 8830 points. So far Huawei teasers clearly indicate the AI camera setup of P20 series will be one of its key selling features. The P20 is expected to have dual Leica certified camera setup whereas the P20 Pro will be one of its kind device with triple rear cameras.
Initially, we heard that Huawei to announce P20 series at MWC but later on report indicates the company delayed the announcement to avoid the clash with the Samsung's latest Galaxy S9. The P20 series announcement is now set for March 27 in Paris. At the event, the Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and the pocket-friendly P20 Lite announcement are expected with a release in late Spring for most of the regions. Stay tuned, we will keep you updated.