So finally it’s clear – Huawei is not going to launch any of its flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress. Instead, it will be launching them a month later on March 27.
Chinese smartphone giant has sent out press invites for the launch event mentioning that “new flagship devices” will be unveiled that day. And since it’s about flagship devices, it almost certainly is about P11 (or P20, whatever they decide to call it).
The invites have been sent out two months in advance, and the launch event is to be held in Paris, France. There’re a lot of interesting rumors about Huawei P11, including a triple lens camera on the back that will be capable of taking 41mp resolution images, face unlocking, 6GB RAM and company’s own Kirin 970 octa-core chipset.
The latest Kirin chipset included in this phone will reportedly also have a specific number of cores developed specifically for artificial intelligence-related tasks, similar to Apple’s A11 Bionic neural engine. New AI features related to photography and other things are also expected.
Recent days have been a little bit of mixed bag for Huawei. The company wanted to launch its highly successful Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro flagships in the US market, but AT&T and Verizon backed out of their partnership with the Huawei at last minute, probably because of pressure from the government.
US government, as you may know already, is having a protectionist stance against foreign companies doing business in the country (especially for the companies which are from China).
Nonetheless, Huawei has become a powerhouse in the smartphone market. It’s 3rd largest smartphone maker after Samsung and Apple. The company would want to continue its lead in major mobile markets with these new flagships in the coming days.
We’ll certainly let you know about the new Huawei P11 and other flagships as more leaks come out, and also when the device is finally launched officially on March 27, so keep visiting us regularly.