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New leaks show a three-lens AI camera on Huawei’s upcoming P20 flagship

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There are potentially three different versions of the device

Image via Telefoon Abonnement

Newly discovered photos of the upcoming Huawei flagship, the Huawei P20, show the device will have a three-lens rear camera system with AI features as well as a notch on the front. The renders were found on Chinese social media network Weibo and first unearthed by Dutch website Telefoon Abonnement. A teaser poster published on Weibo shows three rear Leica-branded lenses, a rear dual flash, and the notch. The phone looks like it will come in blue and black options.

The poster has a tagline of “See Mooore with AI,” with the three “o”s likely representing the three rear camera lenses. It’s the same tagline seen on an invite to an upcoming press conference on March 27th in Paris, where Huawei is expected to announce the P20. It’s not clear what kind of AI functionalities the camera will have, though it’s likely to include features like a low-light mode, smart face detection, and scene recognition.

Image via Telefoon Abonnement

Previous leaked photos of the Huawei flagship have also shown that it’s set to be a divisive notch clone. It’s believed the P20 will come in three different models: the standard version, a Pro model, and a Lite version. Leaks have shown the devices will either have a two- or three-lens rear camera system, depending on the model. Though it’s unclear which device will have three, it’s likely the Pro version will come with this feature. According to a tweet from leaker Roland Quandt, the P20 Pro model will cost €899, the standard P20 will be €670, while the P20 Lite will cost €369.

Huawei will want a win from this phone since it’s had a rough time recently in the US. Its Mate 10 Pro phone entered the market with no carrier partnerships, and the company has been accused of spying for the Chinese government, with the FBI, CIA, and NSA all warning American citizens against using its products.