With not much hype generated by Huawei’s previous flagships, namely the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, the company has today launch yet another smartphone called Huawei P20. What the Huawei P20 promises is, to be master photography powered by AI.
Being yet other smartphones focusing on cameras, the Huawei P20 boasts a dual 12 +20 MP rear cameras and the Huawei P20 Pro a triple 40+20+8 MP cameras branded with Leica optics. Huawei has previously talked about the P20 series’ camera abilities saying, “See mooore with AI”, which suggested a great focus on the cameras.
The 24MP AI enabled front camera can do 3D Portrait Lighting, bokeh selfies, and face unlock. The rear camera, also AI-powered, can take handheld shots in low-light with AI image stabilization and 960 fps Super Slow Motion videos.
Like all the other flagships, the Huawei P20 and P20 pro come with Android Oreo out of the box, which is not something very new but it is good to hear. The device, like most of Huawei’s smartphones, features a Kirin processor, in this case, Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset with octa-core processor (4 X 2.4GHz Cortex-A73 + 4X 1.8GHz Cortex-A53 ) and Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. It’s the same chipset used on the Mate 10 Pro, so it’s not quite there when compared with the Galaxy S9’s Exynos 9810 or the iPhone’s A11 Bionic.
Following the trend, these devices are also a full-screen display phones flaunting an 18:5:9 screen to body ratio measuring 5.8 inches and 6.1 inches respectively and also come with a notch. Sadly, there is no headphone jack on the devices. But it features a super-wired charge technology that can make the devices go from a zero to 58% in just 30 minutes.
The Huawei P20 is IP53 rated for dust and splash resistance, whereas the P20, despite having a similar design, gets a much better dust and water resistance in the form of IP67 rating.
Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Full Specifications:
|Huawei P20||Huawei P20 Pro|
|5.8″ (1080 x 2244) IPS LCD||6.1″ (1080 x 2244) AMOLED|
|Kirin 970 chipset||Kirin 970 chipset|
|Dedicated neural processing unit||Dedicated neural processing unit|
|4GB RAM, 64GB storage (microSD support; uses SIM 2)||6GB RAM, 128GB storage (microSD support; uses SIM 2)|
|Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1||Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1|
|Dual Back Camera: 12MP f/1.6 (Color) + 12MP f/1.6 (Monochrome) Rear Camera with 4K video capture, 720p@960fps slow-mo, Leica lens, dual-tone LED flash||Triple Back Camera: 40MP f/1.8 (Color) + 8MP f/2.4 (Color Telephoto) + 20MP f/1.6 (Monochrome), 4K video capture, 720@960fps slow-mo, Leica lens, dual-tone LED flash|
|Front Camera: 24MP, f/2.0 Leica lens||Front Camera: 24MP, f/2.0 Leica lens|
|3,400mAh with Supercharge||4,000mAh with Supercharge|
|Fingerprint reader, Face unlock||Fingerprint reader, Face unlock|
|Price: €649 (Rs. 83,500)||Price: €899 (Rs. 115,500)|
Huawei was previously known for dual front and back camera setup but this time, the company has surprised us all with three camera setup at the back. Cameras in smartphones are taking a great leap forward. We are yet to see what other manufacturers have in line for us after this three camera setup innovation!