Huawei has launched its triple camera smartphone, the Huawei P20 Pro (review) in India, along with the P20 Lite. The P20 Pro is the company’s latest flagship device, which comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, which is priced at Rs 64,999. The Huawei P20 Lite features a standard dual rear camera and comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It’s priced at Rs 19,999. The two devices are Amazon exclusive and will be up for sale starting May 3. You will need to log-in to Amazon on May 3 for more information on the launch offers.
Huawei P20 Pro Specifications
The Huawei P20 Pro is powered by the company’s latest Kirin 970 SoC, which comes with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) onboard and are running on EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It sports a 6.1-inch full-HD+ OLED FullView display whereas and sports a home button on the front. The home button supports 'edgeless fingerprint', which can recognise gestures like a long tap for home, short tap for back, and swipe left or right for multi-tasking.
The triple-camera setup on the Huawei P20 Pro comes with a 40 MP RGB 1/1.7-inch sensor, a 20 MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP sensor with a telephoto lens, which is capable of 3x optical zoom, owing to the new Leica lens. The main camera also supports 10x digital zoom, 5x lossless hybrid zoom, a laser transceiver for faster autofocus, a Leica colour temperature sensor and a high sensitivity range of up to ISO 102400, which the company says is same as the Canon 5D Mark IV. on the front, it is equipped with a 24.8MP camera which supports 3D portrait lighting effect, which allows for adjusting the lighting in an image after one shoots it. The device also comes with a 360-degree face unlock feature, which is said to unlock the device in under a second.
The smartphone comes with host of AI infused features, which are handled by the processor’s NPU. AI customisations include 4D predictive focus, AI-based noise removal, Master AI in camera for recognising over 500 scene types, AIS (AI based image stabilisation) and more. The company says that the device makes use of AI for improving system response and operation speed by up to 60 percent and up to 50 percent respectively.
The Huawei P20 Pro is powered by a 4000mAh battery, which the company claims can deliver up to 22 hours of internet surfing, and is also IP67 certified dust and water resistant. Supporting the Huawei’s “SuperCharge” fast charging technology, the device is said to charge to 58 percent in 30 minutes. It is equipped with wireless Hi-Fi audio with HWA (Hi-Res Wireless Audio), which is capable of transmitting audio over Bluetooth on a 990Kbps bandwidth and comes with dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and Dolby AC-4 audio support.
In our review of the Huawei P20 Pro, we said, "The P20 Pro is a gorgeous look smartphone as well, one with a distinctive colour treatment. Huawei has put the very best hardware into the P20 Pro which results in extremely good performance for the most part. Some aspects of gaming could have been better, but after learning that the phone is not yet running the final version of EMUI, I wouldn’t be surprised if these minor problems cease to exist. Honestly, in day to day use, you’re not even going to come across any glitches. Add unparalleled imaging performance to the mix and there is little reason to discount the Huawei P20 Pro as a worthy member of the elite flagship club." You can read the review here.
Huawei P20 Lite specifications
The Huawei P20 Lite features a unibody design and features a 5.84-inch full-HD+ screen with a 19:9 display aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by the Kirin 659 SoC and comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded using a microSD card. It comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and runs on MIUI 8.0, which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo.
In the camera department, it features 16MP + 2MP dual-rear sensors and on the front, it’s equipped with a 24MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture lens. The device supports face recognition and is powered by a 3000mAh battery.