Huawei P20 And P20 Pro Officially Unveiled In France – Notched Screen And Leica Triple Camera (P20 Pro)

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The highly-awaited Huawei P20 series flagship smartphone is now official. Yesterday, at a specific event in Paris, France the company officially lifted the veil of the all-new Huawei P20 and P20 pro flagship smartphones. The duo of new smartphones came up with notched screens, stereo speakers, and a new Leica Triple Camera.

The rear side of the devices has a glass panel where the P20 Pro has the dual-tone paint job that shifts color depending on how it catches the light. The phone looks premium but you need to keep a fiber cloth to wipe away the patterns of the fingerprint.

Both the devices have same build and design and the Pro variant is IP67 rated for dust and water resistance. Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1 comes pre-installed.

If you are not a notch fan you can hide it by darkening the top portion of the screen. The Huawei claims its Face Unlock is 2x faster compared to the iPhone X. The P20 and P20 Pro will light up their screens if you are in a dark room for the feature to work.

Huawei P20 Technical Specifications

  • Display: 5.8″ LCD with 1,080 x 2,244 pixels resolution
  • CPU: Kirin 970 chipset with an octa-core processor (4x A73 + 4x A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G72MP12
  • OS: Android 8.1 with EMUI 8.1
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Camera: 12MP RGB sensor 1/2.3″ with OIS, f/1.6 lens and 1.55µm pixels and a 20MP monochrome shooter and a new 24MP front-facing f/2.0 snapper
  • Battery: 3,400 mAh with support for Huawei’s Super Charge

Huawei P20 Pro Technical Specifications

  • Display: 6.1″ 18.7:9 aspect ratio OLED panel with 1,080 x 2,244 pixel resolution
  • CPU: Kirin 970 octa-core CPU (4x A73 + 4x A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G72MP12
  • OS: Android 8.1 with EMUI 8.1
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear Camera: a 20MP monochrome lens, a 40MP large 1/1.7″ color sensor, and an 8MP telephoto lens.
  • Front Camera: a 24MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 lens
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh battery that supports Super Charge via a proprietary 22.5W plug (58% in 30 mins)

New Camera System

Huawei P20 Pro comes with a new Leica Triple Camera setup – a 20MP monochrome lens (f/1.6), a whopping 40MP 1/1.7″ color sensor with f/1.8 lens, and an 8MP optically stabilized telephoto camera lens (OIS) which allows for 3x optical zoom or a 5x hybrid zoom.

Another exciting thing to see here is that the ISO of the camera lens can go at a maximum of 102,400. And any subject close to 3 meters will be instantly autofocused and screen off-to-shoot time of 0.3s.

The new triple-cam setup can shoot slow-mo up to 720p@960fps and is relying heavily on AI for lots of new features and effects.

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Price & Availability

The regular P20 version is available for grabs while the sale of P20 Pro variant will commence from April 6. As far as the pricing goes –

  • €649 for P20
  • €899 for P20 Pro

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