Huawei P20, P20 Pro, Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS with Kirin 970 SoC, FullView display launched globally

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 27 Mar 2018
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The P20 Pro features a 40 MP triple rear camera setup, whereas the P20 comes with 12MP + 20 MP dual rear cameras. Both the devices are powered by the Kirin 970 SoC.

Huawei P20, P20 Pro, Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS with Kirin 970 SoC, FullView display launched globally

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Huawei has unveiled its first smartphone lineup of this year with the P20 series. The smartphone manufacturer has announced the Huawei P20 Pro and the P20 mobile phones in an event in Paris today. The company also announced the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, which Huawei and Porsche have developed in collaboration and is a luxurious version of the P20 pro. The three smartphones feature a thin-bezel design and come with a notch on top of its display. Both the P20 and P20 Pro will be available in a Twilight and Pink Gold, along with Black and Midnight Blue colour models. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS will be available in Black and Red colour variant, but the latter can only be bought from Mainland China. 

The Huawei P20 comes at a price of EUR 649 (Rs 52,200), whereas the P20 Pro will cost EUR 899 (Rs 72,300 approx). The company has said that the two smartphones, along with the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, will be available immediately globally, however, their prices and availability in India are yet to be known. As mentioned earlier, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is the more opulent variant of the P20 pro and is priced at EUR 1695 (Rs 1,36,500 approx) and EUR 2095 (Rs 1,68,700 approx) for the 6/256GB version and the 6/512GB model respectively. 

Coming to the specifications, the Huawei P20 Pro features a 6.1-inch full-HD+ OLED FullView display whereas the slightly smaller P20 sports a 5.8-inch full-HD+ RGBW FullView display. Both the smartphones are 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. The P20 Pro and the P20 both sport 128GB internal storage, feature 6GB and 4GB RAM respectively and come with a home button on the front that supports 'edgeless fingerprint', which can recognise gestures like a long tap for home, short tap for back, and swiping left or right for multi-tasking.

The highlight of the smartphone launch, the Huawei P20 Pro’s triple rear camera setup is equipped 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 thanks to the new Leica lens. The rear camera also supports 5x lossless hybrid zoom, 10x digital zoom, a laser transceiver for faster autofocus, a Leica colour temperature sensor along with a high sensitivity range of up to ISO 102400, which the company said is same as the Canon 5D Mark IV. 

The Huawei P20 comes 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 the smartphones come with a 24.8MP front facing camera which supports 3D portrait lighting effect, which allows for adjusting the lighting in an image after one shoots it. The smartphone manufacturer also touted the 102 overall DxOMark score of the P20 and the 109 overall score for the P20 Pro. The smartphones have scored above the iPhone X, the Galaxy S9 and the recently launched Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S as well.

The P20, P20 Pro also come with wireless Hi-Fi audio with HWA (Hi-Res Wireless Audio), which is capable of transmitting audio over Bluetooth on a 990Kbps bandwidth. They are equipped with dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and Dolby AC-4 audio. The devices come with Google ARCore support and a deeply customised Google Assistant, which will be pre-installed on the phones and will support customised voice commands for their cameras. There's a ton of AI implementation on the devices as well, which enable 4D predictive focus, Master AI in camera for recognising over 500 scene types, AI-based noise removal from calls, AIS (AI based image stabilisation) and more. 

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