While Huawei is gearing up for the launch of the P20 lineup next week, including the 40MP triple-camera touting P20 Pro, some new information has originated from China regarding the company’s plans for future devices. Apparently, Huawei is also ready to launch a handset that will feature the highest amount of internal memory that we’ve ever seen in a mobile phone, resulting in the lack of requirement for microSD cards.
Huawei Might Be Preparing a Next-Gen Phone Touting 512GB of Internal Storage
Whether the alleged phone is a part of the P20 lineup or not is not known right now. The aforementioned smartphone has been listed on TENAA with the model number is NEO-AL00, along with an edited description that states it features a 6GB of RAM and 512GB storage combination. The fact that this part was edited after the original certification request indicates that these indeed are the specs of the phone.
Although Huawei does have enterprise-level data storage solutions, the company doesn’t have mobile storage production plants or technology to make 512GB memory chips. So, the NEO-AL00 phone would probably have chips from Samsung, as the Korean giant had previously announced that it will start producing 512GB flash storage this year. Maybe Huawei has developed its own storage solution covertly because having in-house solutions greatly reduces future costs though it requires a massive amount of investment at first.
There is a possibility that the phone could be a part of the P20 lineup, but it might be limited to a few markets. Many believe the NEO-AL00 to be the Huawei Mate X and might be powered by the Kirin 970.
Right now, two of Huawei’s smartphones have storage of 256GB; the Mate 9 Porsche Design and the Mate 10 Porsche Design, so it could be possible that this new phone with storage of 512GB would be the next Porsche edition. Apart from that, the new storage bump may not just be a part of smartphones. Perhaps we will see it in ‘Always Connected PCs’ that are powered by Snapdragon 800 SoCs.
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