After debuting its newest P series smartphones — Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro — at an event in Paris a few weeks ago, and the Huawei P20 Lite in China and Poland, Huawei has been teasing their launch in the Indian market. Today, the Huawei P20 Pro and the Huawei P20 Lite have been launched in India, and their prices have been announced. The company has not launched the Huawei P20 in India since it could clash with the launch of the Honor 10 in the country.
The P20 Pro and the P20 Lite feature bezel-less screens with an iPhone X-style notch at the top and metal-and-glass designs with striking colours. They also run Android 8.x Oreo and are equipped with the company’s Kirin series chipsets as well as front-facing fingerprint readers. Both the phones focus heavily on imaging, and come featuring high-resolution front and rear-facing cameras. While the Huawei P20 Lite has a dual-camera setup at its rear, the Huawei P20 Pro has a triple rear-facing camera. Let’s have a look at their pricing, availability, and specifications.
Huawei P20 Lite, P20 Pro: Price In India, Availability
The Huawei P20 Lite is priced at Rs. 19,999 in India, while the Huawei P20 Pro will go on sale in the country with a price tag of a whopping Rs. 64,999. Both smartphones will be available exclusively through Amazon.in, and they will go on sale starting May 03, 2018. Pricing of the Huawei P20 Lite for the Indian market was leaked last night.
Huawei P20 Lite: Features, Specifications
The Huawei P20 Lite features a 5.84-inch LTPS IPS LCD screen with Full HD+ resolution (2280×1080 pixels), 19:9 aspect ratio, a notch at the top part of the display, and 432ppi pixel density. It has a 16MP+2MP dual-camera setup at its rear. The primary sensor has ƒ/2.2 aperture and 1.0µm pixels. The secondary sensor is used only for depth measurement. The phone can record 1080p videos. The front-facing 16MP camera has ƒ/2.0 aperture, 1.12µm pixels, and can record 1080p videos.
The P20 Lite runs EMUI 8.1 which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It uses the Kirin 659 chipset, which consists of four Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at 2.36GHz, four Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at 1.7GHz, and ARM Mali-T830MP2 GPU. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Internal storage can be expanded by using a microSD card with the hybrid dual-SIM card slot inside the phone. Connectivity features include GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 (with EDR, LE, aptX), USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone port.
The phone comes packed with a 3000mAh battery. Its body measures 148.6×71.2×7.4mm and it weighs 145 grammes. The phone has a fingerprint reader at the front. The phone will likely compete with the company’s Honor 9i smartphone, cannibalising its own brethren.
Huawei P20 Pro: Features, Specifications
The Huawei P20 Pro is a high-end phone that will go head-to-head against the likes of the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S9+. The P20 Pro features a 6.1-inch P-OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution (2240×1080 pixels), 18.7:9 aspect ratio, and a notch at the top part of the display. The phone has a metal-and-glass design, and a variant with a striking multi-colour back called ‘Twilight’. It is also IP67 certified for dust and water resistance.
It is one of the first smartphones to feature a triple-camera setup at its rear, consisting of a 40MP colour sensor (ƒ/1.8), 20MP monochrome sensor (ƒ/1.6), and an 8MP sensor (ƒ/2.4) with 3x optical zoom lens. All the cameras are optically stabilised (OIS) and there’s phase-detection autofocus and LEICA optics. It can record 4K videos, capture images with background blur, and its Master AI technology recognises scenes, subjects, and objects in the frame and tweak camera settings accordingly for more striking images. The front-facing 24MP camera can click images with background blur and iPhone X like portrait lighting.
The P20 Pro runs EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It is equipped with the super-fast Kirin 970 chipset, consisting of four Cortex-A73 CPU cores clocked at 2.4GHz, four Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at 1.8GHz, and the ARM Mali-G72MP12 GPU. There’s 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. There’s no microSD card slot in this phone. It has a dual-SIM card slot, though, and it is compatible with 4G LTE and VoLTE networks in India. Other connectivity features include GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 (with aptX, aptX-HD, EDR, LE), IR port, and USB Type-C port.
There’s no 3.5mm headphone port, but the company is bundling a USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone port adapter with the phone. The Huawei P20 Pro comes packed with a 4000mAh battery with the company’s 5V*4.5A Super Charge technology. It measures 155×73.9×7.8mm and weighs 180 grammes. The phone also has a fingerprint reader at the front, just below the screen.