Huawei consumer business group chief Richard Yu is making some pretty bold claims about the company's next smartphone called the P20.
In a media briefing, Yu noticed that some of the journalists were using iPhones and told them about a better alternative: the Mate 10 Pro, with its "better battery life" and "much faster 4G and 4.5G speed."
Huawei P20 Will Be Better Than All Other Phones
Much to the media personnel's surprise, Yu revealed that next month, the company is planning to unveil the aforementioned P20, and that it will feature "big, bold innovations of camera technology" and be "much much better than all the other phones." Then Yu picks up an iPhone X mid-sentence and says, "Including this."
"It's not going to be a little bit better, but much better," Yu said about the P20, admitting that his statements might not make him seem the least bit humble.
Huawei P20 Leak
Trusted industry insider Evan Blass has apparently leaked an image of this P20 in question, showing some significant design changes never before seen on a Huawei handset. On top of the phone is a notch similar to the iPhone X, only a tad bit narrower. It's easy to imagine that Huawei opted for a notch design to achieve a more bezel-less look, yet if that's the case, why is there a home button on the phone's chin, therefore thickening the bottom bezels?
The phone is running Android Oreo, appears to have a dual camera system positioned vertically, and on the back it says "Shirley," which could very well be the device's development codename.
Yu says this phone will be far better than the iPhone X and all other phones in the market, a clear indication that it will come with top-tier specs. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip is highly likely, while the company could put in as much as 8 GB of RAM. Possible too are the cameras being made with Leica, just like on other flagships by the company.
In addition to the P20, Huawei is also expected to release the P20 Lite and P20 Plus. The company has released a teaser video about the phone, indicating artificial intelligence-powered camera features are going to be one of the P20's main selling point.
Thoughts about the P20? What do you think of Yu's claims about the yet-to-be-announced handset? As always, if you have anything to share, feel free to sound them off in the comments section below!