Huawei P20 and P20 Pro flagships were finally unveiled in Paris on the morning of March 27, 2018. The ‘P-series’ has been in the news a bit recently for its intriguing specs like the implementation of 40-megapixels camera and 512GB internal storage.
The Huawei P20 is a standard phone with notable changes and numerous upgrades from the P10.
While the LCD screen is 5.8 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels with a notch on top, it does come with a 24MP front-facing camera. It also banks an Octa-Core Kirin 970 chipset that is made by Huawei itself. It also sports 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM running Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1 skin.
Huawei P20 supports a hybrid SIM service, which means that at least one of the SIM card slots must be used for memory expansion.
As discussed in the previous news coverage, Huawei P20 comes with a host of AI improvements, one of them being dedicated NPU for machine learning acceleration, face unlocking in 0.6 seconds and bokeh and studio-lightning effects which are, as of yet, only implemented in iPhone X.
Camera quality wise, the P20 mounts a dual Leica lens where one is a 12MP RGB sensor and the other is a 20MP monochrome sensor. The manufacturer claims that its 12MP camera delivers 61% larger pixels.
Battery wise, the device is powered by a semi-large 3,400mAh battery that supports Huawei’s Super Charge.
Huawei P20 Pro
The P20 Pro is a highly rated and advanced gadget. Even though it hosts most of the same features as the P20, there is a significant difference in its size, which is 6.1 inches and mounts a 40MP primary RGB sensor with AI Image Stabilization.
The P20 is dust and water resistant and carries an IP67 certification.
There’s more focus on the camera capabilities of P20 Pro. Aside from the 40MP RGB primary sensor and its f/1.8 lens, AIS, there’s also an 8MP sensor with f/2.4 telephoto lens and OIS, and a third 20MP monochromatic lens.
The camera also comes with a dual tone LED flash, 4-way autofocus, 720 pixels HD slow-mo capturing at 960fps and up to 5x hybrid zoom.
Although the front-facing camera is the same as P20, the pixel clarity offered by the 6.1” OLED screen stands at 1080 x 2244 pixels.
The hardware is powered by Kirin 970 chipset with Mali G72MP12 GPU and comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM.
Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are expected to cost US $800 and US $1,120 respectively. Although there is no information about the mode of availability or distribution partners either in Europe or India so far, we are hopeful to have this information sooner than later.