Huawei's next P-series phone will be called the P20

Although not perfect, Huawei's P10 from early 2017 was an excellent phone that featured a great design, awesome camera performance, and superb battery life. We're expecting Huawei to unveil the phone's successor in March of this year, but rather than being called the P11, it'll be branded as the Huawei P20.

We first became suspicious of the name-change back in 2017 when Huawei trademarked the "P20" title, and most recently, we've been able to confirm through our own sources that the phone will be called the P20 instead of P11.

As if that wasn't enough, Roland Quandt (a source that's offered reliable information in the past) recently took to Twitter to shed some light on the codenames and available colors for the upcoming P20 family:

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The reason for the name change? Although we can't so for certain quite yet, it's expected that Huawei will be opting for the P20 title as a way to better resemble the sizable upgrades that'll be found in the P20 over the P10. The P20 may ship with three rear cameras and a notch in its display akin to the iPhone X, and while I'm personally not excited for the latter of those two things, it'll certainly create for a much different phone compared to the P10.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.