Another real-life image depicting what's widely believed to be the Huawei P20 Lite appeared online earlier today, having been obtained by GSMArena. The photograph that can be seen above shows a glossy blue variant of the Android mid-ranger that has already been the subject of several leaks and boasts a metal unibody design that eliminates any possibility of wireless charging support. The overall look of the handset corresponds with previous alleged sightings of the P20 Lite, suggesting Huawei's upcoming Android smartphone will feature an elongated form factor and an 18:9 display panel, even though the new leak doesn't show the device from the front.
A dual-camera setup comprised of two vertically arranged sensors and an LED flash can be seen in the top left corner of the handset's rear plate, with the system apparently being designed by Leica, a German optics company that's been collaborating with the Chinese original equipment manufacturer since the P8 smartphone lineup released in 2015. The P20 Lite may task one of its sensors with capturing colors, whereas the other module could be of the monochrome variety, with that particular approach to mobile photography already being employed by a wide variety of the firm's smartphones, including those that launched as part of the P10 family last year. Not all reports predict such a mechanism, with some previous rumors suggesting Huawei and Leica opted for a traditional 16-megapixel camera supported by a 2-megapixel unit intended to be used for depth-sensing functionalities, i.e. enabling contemporary portrait photography.
The P20 Lite is expected to be announced at a dedicated product launch event scheduled to take place on March 27 in Paris, France. Besides the new mid-ranger, Huawei should use the same happening as an opportunity to unveil the P20, Porsche Design P20, and the P20 Pro Android flagships. The phablets are likely to be released on a global level come late April, with the P20 Lite being rumored to feature a display notch and carry a price tag south of €400 ($493) in Europe.