Huawei’s new addition to their P-series of smartphones are now official. Building on the successes the P10 and P10 Plus built last year, the P20 and P20 Pro carries over the focus of photography with their Leica lenses with an added oomph.
Instead of having just two rear cameras, the P20 Pro comes with triple rear cameras composed 40MP RGB, 20MP monochrome, and 8MP telephoto cameras. The P20, however, will stick to a more traditional dual camera setup with a 20MP monochrome sensor and a 12MP RGB camera.
The cameras now come with more AI features compared to their predecessors. Backing up the P20 and P20 Plus’ cameras are AI Image Stabilization, which helps eliminate blur while taking photos. Video taking has been improved with this new generation of Huawei’s P-smartphones with a 960fps super slow motion mode that can allow users to take super-fluid videos.
At the selfie front, both smartphones will come with a 24MP front-facing camera with a CMOS sensor. To take even better selfies, the smartphones will now have an AI-driven 3D facial modelling technology called 3D Portrait Lighting.
Huawei is also jumping on the notched display bandwagon with the P20 series. The P20 will have a notched 5.8-inch screen with a resolution of 2240 x 1080 while the bigger P20 Pro will come with a larger 6.1-inch notched display with the same 2240 x 1080 resolution.
Both smartphones will ship with Android 8.1 with Huawei’s latest EMUI 8.1. The two will ship with a Huawei Kirin 970 SoC, which is the same found on the Mate 10 series. The only difference between the two smartphones in terms of sheer performance is that the Huawei P20 Pro will with a 6GB/128GB setup while the Huawei P20 will have a 4GB/128GB format.
In terms of battery, the P20 will have a 3,400mAh battery while the P20 Pro will ship out with a 4,000mAh battery. They are both backed by the HUAWEI SuperCharge quick charging technology so you can spend less time charging your smartphone.
The Huawei P20 will cost around EUR 649 (PhP 42,000) while the P20 Pro will ship at a price of EUR 899 (PhP 58,000). No word yet as to when they will be available in the Philippines but we expect them to arrive sometime in April 2018.