Huawei P20, P20 Pro India launch teased on Twitter

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 16 Apr 2018
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Huawei’s India Twitter page has a teaser video showcasing a DSLR transforming into a phone. The teaser is for the India launch of the Huawei P20, P20 Pro

Huawei P20, P20 Pro India launch teased on Twitter

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Huawei recently unveiled its latest P20 and P20 Pro smartphones at an event in Paris and announced that the smartphones will be available globally immediately. However, price and launch dates of the devices for India were not revealed. Now, a teaser of a DSLR transforming into a smartphone has been put up on Huawei’s Twitter handle. The tweet reads, “Put aside the many for the one that’s here to deliver you all. #SEEMOOORE #HuaweiP20Series #HuaweiP20Pro”. So yes, it looks like the P20 and P20 Pro will make their way to the Indian shores soon. However, a launch date and price is yet to be revealed.   

The Huawei P20 has been priced at EUR 649 (Rs 52,200 approx) in Europe, whereas the P20 Pro costs EUR 899 (Rs 72,300 approx). The devices are speculated be priced the same or slightly lower in India. 

Huawei’s P20 and P20 Pro smartphones come with an AI-powered camera and proprietary optics which have been "co-engineered" with Leica. Coming to the specifications, both the smartphones are powered by the company’s latest Kirin 970 SoC, which is equipped with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) onboard and are running on EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Huawei P20 Pro sports a 6.1-inch full-HD+ OLED FullView display whereas the P20 comes with a 5.8-inch full-HD+ RGBW screen. The P20 and P20 Pro come with 4GB and 6GB RAM respectively and they both sport 128GB of internal storage. The company has managed to accommodate a home button on the front the smartphones, which supports 'edgeless fingerprint' feature. It can recognise gestures like a short tap for back, long tap for home, and swiping left or right for multi-tasking.

The highlight was the triple camera setup on the P20 Pro. The P20 Pro features a 40 MP RGB 1/1.7-inch sensor, a 20 MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP sensor with a telephoto lens on the rear. The telephoto lens is capable of 3x optical zoom. Its rear camera also supports 10x digital zoom, a laser transceiver for faster autofocus, 5x lossless hybrid zoom, a Leica colour temperature sensor, and a high ISO range of up to 102400, which the company said is at par with the Canon 5D Mark IV. The Huawei P20 features a dual rear camera setup with a 12MP 1/2.3-inch RGB sensor with a f/1.8 aperture and a 20Mp RGB sensor with a f/1.6 aperture lens. 

Both P20 and the P20 Pro are equipped with a 24.8MP front-facing camera, which supports a 3D portrait lighting effect feature. Using the feature, users can change the lighting in an image after capturing it. 

The two smartphones are equipped with wireless Hi-Fi audio with HWA (Hi-Res Wireless Audio), which can transmit audio on a 990Kbps bandwidth over Bluetooth. Both the phones are also equipped with dual stereo speakers which support Dolby Atmos and Dolby AC-4 audio. You can read more about the devices here.

Speaking of the SoC powering the devices, we have seen the Kirin 970 powering the Honor View 10. The same Kirin 970 SoC runs the P20 and P20 Pro smartphones. 

The Honor View 10 goes up against the OnePlus 5T in India and its biggest advantage was the competitive pricing that Honor had on the device. In our review of the Honor View 10 we said, “The Honor View 10 is a very competitively priced device in India especially if you consider its price internationally. For Rs 29,999 you get a well-built phone which is fast and fluid, runs the latest OS and has a good battery life. The camera is good too with the only problem being the blue bias with the display which can be corrected if you manually change the colour temperature. The features that come under the AI umbrella may not be true AI, but the fact is that they work. With the exception of Microsoft translation app, all the other features mentioned just work. For the price, the Honor View 10 is surely recommended for anyone looking to buy a flagship class smartphone that's light on the wallet.”

 

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