Huawei launches P20 and P20 Pro with iPhone X-like notch display

Both the devices feature a 24-megapixel selfie camera with artificial intelligence (AI) beautification and 3D portrait lighting.

Huawei equipped the phone with a Kirin 970 CPU on an Android Oreo EMUI 8.1.

Huawei has included an nearly edge-to-edge 6.1-inch OLED Full View display on the P20 Pro. The Huawei P20 smartphone has 4GB of RAM, while the P20 Pro smartphone has 6GB RAM. The device was announced along with the Huawei Active Noise Canceling Earphones and a new DAC Headphone Amplifier which uses an "audiophile-grade" digital-to-analog converter to get the best audio out of your smartphone. It is powered by the octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC (four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz) complete with a dedicated NPU (neural processing unit). The smartphone also packs two fingerprint scanners, one on the rear under the vertically stacked camera modules, and the second an in-display fingerprint scanner on the front.

The Huawei P20 Pro features a Leica triple camera comprising a 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor, an 8MP sensor with telephoto lens, and an exclusive Leica color temperature sensor for better color reproduction. So what makes the Porsche Design Mate RS any different? Unlike most bezel-less smartphones, however, the P20 Pro doesn't get rid of the front facing fingerprint sensor.

The Mate RS ships with the same triple rear camera setup as the P20 Pro, which is anyhow, the craziest that it can get at this point of time.

'Camera highlights on the P20 Pro include an eight-megapixel lens with 5x telephoto zoom, a 40-megapixel colour camera as well as a dedicated monochrome lens that captures crisp black and white pictures.

Huawei launched its P20 smartphone Tuesday as the Chinese firm looks to overcome a recent setback in the U.S. and continue its challenge to Apple and Samsung. The aperture of the lens varies from f/1.6 to f/2.0.

Huawei is nothing if not ambitious, and the P20 and P20 Pro are a clear challenge to the best phones in Samsung and Apple's respective stables. It is IP67 rated for dust and water resistance.

The device has a 4 000mAh battery with super charge capabilities and is the first Huawei flagship to enable quick wireless charging.

P20 Pro's Camera is something through which Huawei has amazed the smartphone market.

At P9,990, the Huawei Nova 2 lite has features comparable with more expensive mobile phones. It also supports DisplayPort which lets you have a complete desktop experience provided you connect a monitor and other accessories.

The Huawei P20 Series are immediately available globally.

The P20 is priced at 649 euros (Approximately Rs 53,000) while the P20 Pro model will come at 899 euros (Approximately Rs 73,000).

  • Joey Payne