Huawei P20, P20 Pro To Launch In India On April 24th
Three weeks after the global launch of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, the company is now all set to launch them in India. A few days ago, Huawei India’s Twitter account teased a possible launch of the new smartphones and now, the company has sent out press invites for an event. The invite does not explicitly mentions the P20 smartphones but, has the tagline, “See Mooore.” This is the same promotional tagline that was used during the global launch of the Huawei P20 series.
The pricing of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro will be key for the Indian market. The Huawei P20 retails for a starting price of 649 Euros (Rs 52800 approx.) and the P20 Pro is priced at 899 Euros (Rs 73000 approx.). Huawei’s sub brand Honor has been very competitive with its pricing in India especially with the Honor 9 Lite, 7X and View10. Hence, it is fair to assume that the price of the Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro won’t be a direct conversion of their European prices.
The Huawei P20 Pro is definitely the bigger star of the two smartphones. It is the first-ever smartphone with a triple-camera setup on the back and offers a great build quality with an all-glass design. The Huawei P20 Pro has the same build quality and design albeit, a smaller display and a dual-camera setup on the back. Both the smartphones also sport a notch which houses the front camera, earpiece and the necessary sensors. Huawei, however, has included an option to hide the notch via software but, that also means that you lose a bit of screen real estate.
In the coming days, another highly anticipated flagship device will launch as well, the OnePlus 6. This time around, it could be priced higher than its predecessors and could cross the Rs 40000 mark for the first time in India. If so, it will be more comparable to the Huawei P20 which is also expected to be priced around Rs 45000.
How the Indian consumers perceive the P20 and P20 will largely depend on the pricing of the two devices. If priced competitively, the two phones have enough features to make a mark in the Indian smartphone market.