A Huawei-made device bearing the model number ANE-LX1 that was previously identified as featuring a display with a 19:9 aspect ratio was certified by the United States Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday, as evidenced by a set of documents published by the telecom regulator. Much like the first listing, the certificates issued by the FCC are indicative of Android 8.0 Oreo being the ANE-LX1’s operating system of choice, presumably enhanced with a new version of Huawei’s EMUI. Some industry watchers previously speculated that the unconventional 2,280 × 1,080 resolution of the handset may hint at an iPhone X-like notch being part of the package, and a schematic of the device seen in the gallery below appears to add more credence to that scenario, though the possible notch of Huawei’s upcoming smartphone seems to be much narrower than the one found on Apple’s latest iOS flagship.
The same image also indicates the ANE-LX1 will feature a dual-camera setup consisting of two vertically arranged sensors situated near the top left corner of its rear plate, presumably accompanied by a dual-LED (dual-tone) flash unit. That particular design choice and the timing of the newly uncovered certificate suggest the ANE-LX1 may be the P20 Lite, a mid-range member of the smartphone family set to succeed the P10 lineup Huawei launched last spring. The FCC listing published earlier this week also mentions the existence of a Li-ion battery with a 2,900mAh capacity and voltages that are indicative of fast charging support, though it doesn’t mention whether the cell is user-removable. As suggested by Huawei’s recently released mid-rangers, the ANE-LX1 is likely to sport a non-removable battery.
The P20 lineup was initially scheduled for a late February announcement at Barcelona, Spain-based Mobile World Congress but Huawei reportedly pushed back its reveal to March 27 when it’s intending to hold a dedicated product launch event in Paris where all three smartphones are expected to debut. The Chinese phone maker is said to have opted for such a move to avoid competing directly with Samsung whose MWC 2018 conference will see the announcement of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, both of which are expected to start retailing by mid-March.