Huawei unveils the P20 range in Paris

Katie Ramirez
March 28, 2018

The 5.8-inch P20 smartphone features an edge-to-edge display, and a 6.1-inch Pro model also has three camera lenses on the back: one for colour, one for black-and-white shots and one designed for close-ups. The second, bears a 40-megapixel RGB 1/1.7-inch sensor, while the third bears a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor.

Also, Huawei chose to position the fingerprint sensor at the front on both the P20 and the P20 Pro. The cameras have a f/1.8, f/1.6 and f/2.4 aperture along with a Leica 3x telephoto lens for long range photography of up to 5x Hybrid Zoom. The same 24MP front-facing camera on the P20 is present on the P20 Pro.

With a goal of making professional-quality photography accessible to the masses, the P20 Pro uses a Master AI system that provides AI-driven photo features, including AI stabilization and AI-Assisted Composition (suggestions for framing group and landscape photos). The P20 Pro comes with a 4,000mAh battery with 6GB of RAM, while the regular P20 comes with a 3,400mAh battery and 4GB of RAM.

Huawei has seen a lot of trouble in the United States this year, but that doesn't change the fact that worldwide, it's still one of the biggest smartphone makers. In addition to the P20 and P20 Pro, the Mate RS Porsche Edition also took the stage. The P20 twins are available in a variety of colours with several layers of NCVM optical coatings underneath the glass back.

The all-new Huawei P20 Pro and P20 phones boasts a NPU (Neural Processing Unit), paving the way for the use of AI apps on the smartphone. The P20 Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS customised with EMUI 8.0. The cameras also support what Huawei calls "4D predictive focus" which lets you retain focus on a moving subject like a flower waving in the wind.

Huawei also unveiled the Porsche Design Mate RS (Race Sport).

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Also in partnership with Google, the P20 and P20 Pro supports Google AR Core which will allow advanced AR capabilities' like motion tracking, light estimation and understanding the environment for building AR apps. Camera features are similar to the P20 Pro, but the Mate RS packs Dual SLS speakers with Superlinear sound and Dolby Atmos.

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.

What I'm less fond of is the noticeable chin on the P20 phones, which houses a fingerprint scanner below the display. There is no headphone jack and no wireless charging, but there is a fingerprint sensor on the front of the phone below the display.

The Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS price starts at Euro 1,695 (roughly Rs. 1,36,400) for the 256GB inbuilt storage variant and goes up to Euro 2,095 (roughly Rs. 1,68,600) for the 512GB inbuilt storage variant.

Chinese manufacturer Huawei has exciting news for smartphone users who have grown to despise the increasingly present notches on modern devices like the iPhone X and Essential Phone.

In any case, Huawei should be credited with being the first to arrive (to the West, at least, because Vivo has already integrated this feature in its mid-range device).

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