The long awaited successors to 2017’s Huawei P10 lineup have finally been unveiled at an event in Paris, France. Huawei has released the P20 and P20 Pro as their flagship devices for 2018. Sporting all new glass design with curved metal frame, an 18.7:9 aspect ratio screen, top of the line Kirnin 970 chiset and either 4 or 6 GB of RAM, these two smartphones will surely make a mark in the smartphone space. Moreover, the P20 Pro boasts a first of its kind triple camera system on any smartphone.
The specifications of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are as follows:
|Huawei P20 Pro||Huawei P20|
|Size||155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm (6.1 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches)||149.1 x 70.8 x 7.65 mm (5.87 x 2.78 x 0.3 inches)|
|Weight||174 grams (6.14 ounces)||165 grams (5.82 ounces)|
|Screen size||6.1-inch OLED display||5.8-inch LCD display|
|Screen resolution||2,240 x 1,080 pixels (408 pixels-per-inch)||2,240 x 1,080 pixels (428 pixels-per-inch)|
|Operating system||Emotion UI 8.1 (over Android 8.1 Oreo)||Emotion UI 8.1 (over Android 8.1 Oreo)|
|MicroSD card slot||No||No|
|Tap-to-pay services||Google Pay||Google Pay|
|Processor||Kirin 970||Kirin 970|
|Camera||Triple lens 40MP, 20MP, & 8MP rear, 24MP front||Dual lens 20MP & 12MP, 24MP front|
|Video||2160p at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 30fps, 720p at 960fps||2160p at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 30fps, 720p at 960fps|
|Bluetoothversion||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|App marketplace||Google Play Store||Google Play Store|
|Network support||T-Mobile, AT&T||T-Mobile, AT&T|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Pink Gold, Twilight||Black, Blue, Pink Gold, Twilight|
|Price||899 euros (around $1,100)||649 euros (around $800)|
Huawei has finally implemented the “notch” on the P20 and P20 Pro just like any other major smartphone maker in 2018. The notch here is smaller than that of the Apple X and there’s even an option to hide the notch by displaying black bars on the top of the screen. Huawei claims the notch ultimately contributes to more screen real estate but not everyone will agree on this.
Triple Leica camera
The P20 has a Leica dual camera with a 12MP RGB and 20MP monochrome sensor combo whereas the the P20 Pro sports a Leica triple camera. Huawei claims it has the most advanced camera system on any smartphone till date. We are all aware more megapixels in a smartphone camera does not necessarily result in better photos. But, with an 8MP telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture, a 40Mp RGB sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and a 20MP monochrome lens with an f/1.6 aperture, the P20 Pro is said to outmatch even the Pixel 2 in night photography.
Huawei has seemed to put a lot of effort in making the triple camera feature stand out. Will the world’s first triple smartphone camera live up to its expectations? What do you think? Please let us know in the comments below