Huawei P20 Pro, P20 Will Soon Launch In India
On the 27th of March, Huawei launched the P20 and P20 Pro at an event in Paris. At the launch, the company announced their global prices but, skipped the availability details in India. Now, the official website of Huawei India has listed a teaser of the Huawei P20 Pro. The teaser, however, doesn’t mention any date of launch or pricing details.
It looks like Huawei will host a separate event in India to launch its marquee smartphones for 2018. For a price sensitive market like India, it will be interesting to see how Huawei prices their smartphones. The Huawei P20 Pro’s official price is EUR 900, which translates to about Rs 72000.
The Huawei P20 Pro is the first-ever Android smartphone to have a triple-camera setup on the back. The three sensors are used for zooming in, taking bokeh shots and the monochrome sensor helps in better colour reproduction. The Huawei P20, on the other hand, has a dual-camera setup but, identical design to the Pro model.
Both the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro also sport a notch. At the event, Huawei boasted about the fact that it has a smaller notch than the iPhone X. While we have criticised companies for blatantly copying the notch but, not getting rid of the chin, a recent Carl Pei interview has given us better insight on the subject. Interestingly, Huawei decided to take advantage of the necessary chin and housed a fingerprint sensor on the front.
Huawei P20 Overview
The device has a 5.84 inch FHD+ 2244 x 1080 px LTPS IPS LCD display with 423 ppi.
Under the hood, the device has a HiSilicon Kirin 970 Octa-core chipset with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. Additionally, the storage is expandable using a micro SD card (up to 256GB).
The phone has an AI-powered dual Leica camera setup, with a 12MP wide angle lens and a 20MP secondary sensor with an f/1.6 aperture on both the lenses. The device has 1.55 microns pixel size, which is bigger than the 1.4-micron pixel lens found on the Galaxy S9.
The phone has a 24MP front-facing camera with 3D facial enhancement, to improve the selfie-taking experience.
Huawei P20 Pro Overview
The Huawei P20 Pro has a 6.1 inch RGBW full-colour OLED display with a 2244 x 1080 px resolution.
Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset, a 2.2GHz octa-core processor along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Powering the smartphone is a 4000 mAh battery with support for SuperCharge, a proprietary fast charging technology. Interestingly, the Huawei P20 Pro also has an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance.
The Huawei P20 Pro has a 40MP primary sensor, which supports 5x hybrid zoom. There is a secondary 8MP sensor, which offers 3x optical zoom, which also helps to create portrait mode. Similarly, there is a third sensor with 20MP resolution. Unlike the other two sensors, this is a monochrome sensor which helps to capture contrast and sharpness. Another mindboggling feature of this camera setup is a maximum ISO of 102,400.