Today, Huawei has launched two new smartphones at its event in Paris, the P20 Pro, and the P20. The two new smartphones share their internal hardware, and most importantly, they both come with iPhone X-like notch on their display. The trend that Apple started has spread wide, and Huawei is the latest manufacturer to follow the trend. Below are the detailed specifications of the device.
Huawei P20 and P20 Pro: Expected price in India
The Huawei P20 and the P20 Pro will most probably won’t be launched in India as Huawei already sells the Honor devices in the country. In Europe, the Huawei P20 costs €649 (Rs. 52,000 approximately), and the P20 Pro costs €899 (Rs. 72,000 approximately). Although, if Huawei plans on launching these devices in India, they will cost more than they do in Europe; probably Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 8,000 costlier.
Huawei P20: Specifications and features
The Huawei P20 has a 5.8-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution, and as we’ve mentioned above, the display has a small notch at the top. The notch on the P20 looks more compact than the notch on the display of the Apple iPhone X. The Huawei P20 is powered by an in-house developed Kirin 970 SoC, which is the same SoC that is seen in the Honor View 10. The Kirin 970 SoC is among the most powerful SoCs in the market. The chipset is mated with 4GB of RAM, and the device comes with 128GB of internal storage.
The Huawei P20 has a 20MP + 12MP dual-camera setup for its primary camera. The 20MP sensor is a RGB unit, while the 12MP sensor is a monochrome. The dual-camera setup has laser and phase-detection autofocus, and it is aided by dual-tone dual-LED flash. Among the two camera sensors, only the 20MP sensor has OIS (optical image stabilisation). The primary camera can record 4K/30FPS videos, while the 24MP secondary camera can record Full HD videos.
The Huawei P20 packs a 3400mAh battery with SuperCharge fast charging technology. The device has a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, and a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, which also doubles up as the home button.
Huawei P20 Pro: Specifications and features
The Huawei P20 Pro is the beefed-up version of the Huawei P20. The device comes with 6.1-inch Super AMOLED display instead of the IPS LCD display of the P20. The Super AMOLED display has Full HD+ resolution, bezel-less design, 18:9 aspect ratio, and a notch at the top. The device is powered by the same Kirin 970 chipset that powers the Huawei P20. Although, the P20 Pro has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The P20 Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS customised with EMUI 8.0.
The main attraction of the Huawei P20 Pro is its primary camera. The P20 Pro comes with not one, not two, but three cameras at the back. Not only it has three cameras, but the camera sensors also have a very high resolution. The first camera has a 40MP resolution, the second camera sensor has a 12MP resolution, and the third camera sensor has an 8MP resolution. Huawei has equipped the primary camera with three camera sensors to provide 3x optical zoom as well as better lowlight photography (40MP sensor has regular FoV, the 8MP sensor has 3x zoomed FoV, and the 12MP sensor is a monochrome unit). Similar to the P20, the P20 Pro too has a 24-megapixel autofocus secondary camera.
The Huawei P20 Pro packs 4000mAh battery, and it can charge at a rate of 22.5W, thanks to the SuperCharge fast charging technology. The device has a front-mounted fingerprint scanner that doubles up as the home button. The Huawei P20 Pro also has IP67 water and dust resistant body.
The Huawei P20 Lite: Specifications and features
The Huawei P20 Lite carries the ‘P20’ moniker, but apart from the display, the P20 Lite is a totally different device when compared to the Huawei P20 and the Huawei P20 Pro. The P20 Lite comes with a 5.84-inch IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio, Full HD+ resolution, and a notch at the top. The device is powered by Kirin 659 SoC, which is a mid-range chipset from Huawei’s HiSilicon department. The P20 Lite runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.
The Huawei P20 has a 16MP + 2MP dual-camera setup at the back with phase-detection autofocus and LED flash. The front-facing camera is a 16MP unit with fixed focus. Due to the hardware limitations, the P20 cannot record 4K videos; it is limited to Full HD video recording at 30 FPS. The Huawei P20 Lite has two SIM card slots, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, USB Type-C port, GPS, and NFC. The Huawei P20 Lite packs a 3000mAh battery, and it has 18W fast charging.