An iPhone X copycat with an even better camera system powered by Android
Huawei today unveiled two flagship P20 series smartphones for 2018. The 6.1-inch P20 Pro features the world’s first Leica triple camera while the 5.8-inch P20 (non-pro model) has dual Leica cameras. Both feature a notch on the front like iPhone X to conceal the front camera and sensors. Also, like iPhone there’s no headphone jack either.
The Huawei P20 Pro features a Leica triple camera with the highest total pixel count on a smartphone. The camera configuration is comprised of a 40-megapixel RGB sensor, a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and an 8-megapixel sensor with telephoto lens. It also features an exclusive Leica color temperature sensor for better color reproduction. With f/1.8, f/1.6 and f/2.4 wide aperture to capture crisp, clear details, the P20 Pro also includes a brand new Leica 3x telephoto (VARIO-SUMMILUX-H 1:1.6-2.4/27-80ASPH) lens for long-range photography of up to 5x Hybrid Zoom. The P20 Pro’s highly sensitive image sensor captures low light photos with up to ISO 102400.
The Huawei P20 builds on its predecessor’s foundation with a Leica dual camera featuring a 12-megapixel sensor with a pixel size as high as 1.55 μm, and a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, enhancing the HUAWEI P20’s ability to capture photos in low-light settings.
The Huawei P20 Series devices support six-axis stabilization and 960fps super slow motion. With Ultra Snapshot mode, the devices can capture an image in as little as 0.3 seconds by just double clicking the down volume button, even from an off screen.
With the Kirin 970 processor, the P20 Series automatically identifies more than 500 scenarios in 19 categories, selecting camera settings to deliver professional-looking images. Huawei AIS steadies handheld night shots for incredible long exposure images without a tripod. Brand new to Huawei’s advanced camera system is 4D predictive focus, predicting moving objects and focusing on them with extreme efficiency to capture minute detail. The P20 Series also features AI-Assisted Composition, providing intelligent suggestions to frame group shots and landscapes.
The Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro feature a 24-megapixel selfie camera with AI beautification and 3D portrait lighting. The Huawei P20 Series also includes on-device Prisma processing, which supports real-time filter recommendations based on scene and object recognition.
In partnership with Google, the Huawei P20 Series supports Google ARCore, delivering advanced AR capabilities.
- An advanced camera to capture more light, featuring a Leica triple camera and 5x Hybrid Zoom on the HUAWEI P20 Pro, and a Leica dual camera on the HUAWEI P20, both achieving DxOMark’s highest overall scores;
- Innovative photography features, including AI-powered professional photography features and HUAWEI AIS (AI Image Stabilization);
- A timeless design with barely-there bezels and all-new gradient colors;
- Ultimate performance, featuring the NPU on Kirin 970 and EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1.
“We look for inspiration from artists to continuously evolve our approach to design and innovation,” said Richard Yu, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “With a breakthrough triple camera on the HUAWEI P20 Pro, an advanced dual camera on the HUAWEI P20 and powerful artificial intelligence on both, today’s most vibrant consumers can capture and share the brilliance of the world around them.”
Pricing and Availability
The Huawei P20 Series comes in Black, Midnight Blue and two all-new gradient colors, Twilight and Pink Gold, achieved by applying several layers of NCVM optical coatings underneath the glass back, so light hitting the surface refracts and creates a vivid, yet gradual change of hue. Compare specifications.
- Huawei P20 4GB + 128GB – €649 ($800)
- Huawei P20 Pro 6GB + 128GB – €899 ($1,100)