A tempered glass screen protector seemingly designed specifically for the upcoming Huawei P20 Plus – which is also being referred to as the Huawei P11 Plus – has been spotted on Amazon France where the product can be reserved for the price of €10.99 after an €8 discount. The screen protector will apparently arrive in stock on January 31, 2018, according to the product listing, and meanwhile, the Huawei P20 Plus itself has been recently reported to launch on February 26.
One of the more interesting bits of information that can be extrapolated from this recent listing on Amazon France lies in the fact that the screen protector at hand indirectly confirms the Huawei P20 Plus’ alleged design, complete with a full-screen form factor and an iPhone X-like notch at the top of the screen. On the other hand, it’s important to point out that according to a series of recent sketches which, in turn, have been picked up by third-parties and turned into high-quality 3D renders, the Huawei device supposed to adopt a notch would be the Huawei P20 Pro, not the Plus variant. With that in mind, there seems to be some confusion surrounding this Amazon listing as to whether the screen protector is meant for the P20 Pro or the P20 Plus. Regardless, all evidence so far suggests that one of these smartphones at least will adopt a full-screen design language with virtually no bezels, and interestingly enough the same device could be the first in the OEM’s lineup to adopt Face ID-like capabilities. Huawei had previously demonstrated its face recognition technology near the end of 2017, calling it the Point Cloud Depth Camera and promising the ability to capture 10 times more points in space compared to Apple’s technology. Though the camera array was initially showcased in an accessory designed to attach to a smartphone via USB, it appears that the Huawei P20 Plus may be the first device to incorporate the technology within its dedicated notch.
While the back of the device hasn’t been shown in the Amazon listing at hand, according to previous reports the Huawei P20 Plus will carry three main cameras backed by Leica which should open up some interesting possibilities in terms of image capturing. The device is also expected to feature the HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of on-board memory, and should be accompanied at launch by two additional variants currently known as the Huawei P20 and the aforementioned P20 Pro, the latter of which will reportedly sit at the top of the range with the help of a new (yet-unannounced) Kirin 975 chipset.