Huawei P20, P20 Pro launched, but good luck buying in the US

29 March, 2018, 01:22 | Author: Devin Moran
  • Huawei P20 Pro camera is better than any other phone, according to DxOMark

The notch houses the device's front-facing camera in a similar fashion to Apple's flagship smartphone.

The Huawei P20 Pro features a Leica triple camera with the highest total pixel count on a smartphone - the camera configuration is comprised of a 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP sensor with telephoto lens. They are powered by Huawei's Kirin 970 octa-core processor which is a competitor of Snapdragon 835 not 845.

P20 features a 5.8-inch FHD+ (2244x1080) RGBW FullView display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It also has back fingerprint sensor to unlock the device or to access a second, secure space. It also features an exclusive Leica colour temperature sensor for better colour reproduction. The Huawei P20 runs on a 3,400mAh battery that provides up to 75 hours of continuous music playback.

Unlike some phones that have done away with a physical home button entirely, Huawei keeps the button, which also functions as a fingerprint sensor and acts a mini touchpad that can accept customised gestures.

At first you could dismiss Huawei's third rear camera as a cheap shot at Apple and Samsung, who both put two lenses on the back of their flagships.

The telephoto lens have optical image stabilisation while other lenses have Huawei's AI-based stabilisation which works on the basis of object identification, outlines of the shapes and ensures that it stays consistent while shooting. The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are not available in the United States.

The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will soon benefit from the launch of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro. It comes with 6GB RAM and huge internal storage of 256GB and alternatively 512GB.

The Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS bears a 360-degree Face Unlock feature, said to unlock the smartphones in as little as 0.6 seconds. With all these, we get a 4,000 mAh battery and support for Huawei Super Charge technology as well. The phone is splash, water and dust resistant and features Dual SLS speakers with Dolby Atmos.

That's where the whole "RS" naming scheme comes from, as Porsche's RS models do also cost a pretty penny, and this could potentially give those new auto owners a new phone to go with their purchase.

The company also faces difficulty in selling its devices in the U.S., where politicians and intelligence chiefs have said they believe Huawei hardware could be used to carry out espionage activities. "We thought it was important to make sure you were aware of the latest from Huawei", a company spokeswoman said, according to CNET. Priced to undercut the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S9 - and packing in some impressive specs - the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro look like strong competitors.

The Huawei P20 price starts at Euro 649 (Rs. 52,200), while the P20 Pro has been priced at Euro 899 (roughly Rs. 72,300).


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