Huawei P20 and P20 Pro were Established on Tuesday at an event in Paris, France.
To remember, the company had unveiled the Huawei P20 Lite before this past month in several European markets, so we already know all about it. The British giant said its newest P-Series smartphones feature AI-powered camera features, with the optics ‘co-engineered’ using Leica. Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu at the event said the company skipped the P11 moniker and jumped straight to P20 as the latest models had significant improvements over the prior generation. Yu also revealed a new logo for the company. Yu in the event also spoke about the design aesthetic of their new Huawei P20 and P20 Pro smartphones, asserting they’ve ‘seamless surfaces’ to touch, and highly symmetrical form variable to see. The color of these smartphones was looked at closely, Yu explained, together with ‘nature-inspired’ pearlescent effects giving the phone a different colour depending on the angle that it was seen from. Both phones will be available in four color variations – Graphite Black, Midnight Blue, Pink Gold (gradient colours), and Twilight (gradient colours). Each comes with different, colour-matched topics.
Huawei P20, P20 Pro price
The Huawei P20 price was set at EUR 649 (approximately Rs. 52,200), while the P20 Pro price has been set at EUR 899 (approximately Rs. 72,300). Both smartphones are thought to be instantly available globally, but we could expect more details on this front in the near future.
Huawei P20, P20 Pro specifications and attributes
The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are dual-SIM smartphones that run EMUI 8.1 according to Android 8.1 Oreo. They also support Google ARCore and a profoundly customised Google Assistant. Both smartphones are also powered by the octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC (four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz) complete with a dedicated NPU (neural processing unit). The NPU supplies the AI chops to your telephone, and can also be believed to supply up to 60 percent better system response rate, as well as 50 percent smoother operation. It also offers AI-based noise removal on telephone. The business also touted NPU acceleration for Android Messages, the new Google-made RCS-based default messaging app on the Huawei mobiles. The Huawei P20 has 4GB of RAM, while the P20 Guru has 6GB RAM. Both have 128GB of inbuilt storage. Both phones come with a 360-degree Face Unlock feature, said to unlock the smartphones in no more than 0.6 seconds.
Twilight Blue colour version on the Huawei P20 Guru
The Huawei Share 2.0 attribute was also established, for simple sharing between phones and even PCs (Windows and Mac) with as much as 96Mbps transfer rates over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Another new feature is that the Huawei Phone Clone program, which helps customers migrate between smartphones. Also new is your Huawei Health app, which features TruScreen heart rate monitoring, TruSleep technology, and secured fitness information cloud storage. The Huawei PC Mode, similar to the Samsung DeX platform, allows users connect their P20 and P20 Pro smartphones to a monitor to replicate a PC-style encounter that can help multi-task, use multiple windows at precisely the exact same time, apart from emulating a keyboard and touchpad on the smartphone. Last, the P20 and P20 Guru come with wireless Hi-Fi audio, with HWA (Hi-Res Wireless Audio), supplying 990Kbps bandwidth on Bluetooth. The business has partnered with sound device manufacturers like Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, and Onkyo to build up the HWA ecosystem. Both smartphones also feature stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and Dolby AC-4 audio.
The screen is said to have a peak brightness of 770 nits, which Huawei states is 23 percent more economical than iPhone X. The white components are also believed to provide better energy consumption. The company also said the P20 has equal size of display as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the iPhone X, however, it is said to have significantly larger display property due to smaller bezels and also the smaller ‘notch’ layout. It also sports a home button which supports ‘edgeless fingerprint’. There is also gesture support on the home button, for example brief tap for back, long tap for house, and swiping appropriate for multi-tasking.
The Huawei P20 Pro sports a 6.1-inch full-HD+ (1080×2240 pixels) OLED FullView display, said to have a 1:1,000,000 contrast ratio along with a 105 percent colour gamut. Both smartphones are said to have ‘natural tone screens’, comfortable for all light conditions. It conveys the exact same home button, bezel, and topnotch layout as the P20.
Huawei says that the P20 comes with an IP53 rating for water and dust resistance. It runs on a 3400mAh battery, despite being just 7.65mm thick, the company said, providing up to 75 hours of continuous music playback. The Huawei P20 Pro on the other hand comes with an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, and is powered with a 4000mAh battery despite being just 7.8mm thick, providing up to 89 hours of music playback. Both batteries support Huawei SuperCharge rapid charging which is said to deliver 58 percent in just half an hour. It is also reportedly a safe speedy charging method.
Huawei P20 dual rear camera setup
The combination gives it exceptional low-light photography performance, the business said. The company is touting front camera features that help take better selfies. The smartphone also will come with a 3D portrait lighting effect. Huawei cites DxOMark to state the P20 gets the ideal smartphone camera ever, with an overall rating of 102, a photograph score of 107, along with a video rating of 94, beating out the iPhone X along with the Samsung Galaxy S9. Soon after, Yu shown the P20 Pro has better DxOMark scores, with an overall rating of 109, a photo score of 114, and a movie score of 98.
Coming to the highlight of the launch, is the triple rear camera installment of this Huawei P20 Pro. The second, bears a 40-megapixel RGB 1/1.7-inch detector, while the next bears a 20-megapixel black sensor. Between the bigger lenses, lie a laser transmitter and receiver, for quicker autofocus, in addition to a Leica colour temperature sensor. The camera has a light sensitivity up to ISO 102400 – exactly the same as the Canon 5D Mark IV, the organization says. This gives it even better low-light performance compared to P20, even at 1 lux. The company is also touting the most powerful zoom on a smartphone, as apart from 3x optical zoom, the P20 Guru offers 5x lossless hybrid, and 10x digital zoom.
Huawei P20 Pro triple rear camera setup
The P20 and P20 Pro provide 4D Predictive Focus, stated to provide immediate attention with movement prediction, supplying almost ‘zero shutter lag’, Huawei said. The smartphones support 6-axis stabilisation and 960fps super slow motion video recording. The business has also ensured that you can get into the camera as quickly as possible, going from “screen-off to shoot” in no more than 0.3 seconds. Both phones also offer ‘Master AI’ scene recognition, with the company boasting of admiration for more than 500 scenarios in 19 categories. There’s also AI-Assisted Composition, to assist with things like alignment and framing.
Alongside, Huawei found its Apple AirPods clone, call Huawei FreeBuds. They are wireless earbuds that have their own charging case, and offering 10 hours of playback when fully charged.