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Huawei may bring the P20 series to Canada next month

Huawei may bring the P20 series to Canada next month

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Huawei may be effectively banned in the US, but if you’re really interested in snagging the impressive P20, the new devices may be coming to neighboring Canada as early as next month. According to Android Central, the Huawei P20, P20 Lite, and P20 Pro will apparently be available through several Canadian telecoms, including Rogers, Bell, Telus, Fido, Virgin Mobile, Koodo, and Vidéotron, on May 17th.

Huawei has not confirmed pricing on these devices, but the P20 currently starts at €649 in Europe. Our senior editor Vlad Savov gave the premium P20 Pro high marks on its sleek design, huge battery life, and a camera that could eat the Pixel 2’s lunch, especially for low-light photography. While the devices do have the now-ubiquitous notch, Huawei will allow users the option to disable the cutout.

Earlier this week, Chinese phone maker ZTE found itself in a similar situation to Huawei’s after the US Department of Commerce announced a ban on American exports to the company for up to seven years, restricting its access to components required for manufacturing.

Update April 20th, 4:28PM ET: This article initially stated that Huawei announced the release, but has informed The Verge that this not yet confirmed.