Huawei P20 & P20 Pro with Kirin 970 SoC & 24MP Selfie Camera Launched

Huawei P20, P20 Pro launch LIVE UPDATES: Expected price, specs, and features

Huawei P20, P20 Pro launch LIVE UPDATES: Expected price, specs, and features

Huawei just wrapped up its Paris event and the final product announcement, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is the one you will most likely be talking about for weeks to come. While the HTC U11 showed an iridescent design a year ago that was somewhat similar, Huawei brought it to the next level by using "non-conductive vacuum metalizing" in order to give us a unique gradient finish on the Huawei P20 Pro, unlike anything we've seen before. The iPhone X took the smartphone market by storm over the holidays, and it appears as if Huawei is trying to capitalize on that success by offering their own take on that design. The front-facing camera remains the same at 24MP with a Face Unlock feature.

Huawei's latest flagship smartphone is the P20 Pro, which has not one, not two, but three cameras on the back.

Elsewhere, the Huawei P20 Pro can capture 4K video at 30 frames per second and slow motion footage in 720p at 960fps.

The Huawei P20 is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 system-on-chip which is the same as the Huawei Mate 10.

The P20 Pro is the latest Huawei device to be co-engineered with Leica, featuring three Summilux branded lenses with apertures of f/1.6-2.4. It is IP67 certified for water and dust resistance.

The Huawei P20 launched on Mar 27, 2018.

"The Mate RS has a 6" FullView OLED display with a 2880 x 1440 resolution. There's still a chin at the bottom of the display, though, even including a fingerprint sensor.

In particular DxOMark lauded the P20 Pro's exposure capabilities, colour rendition and AF performance, along with its ability to control noise and artifacts. It's got a insane triple 40MP RGB + 20MP mono + 8MP telephoto camera, and is the first phone with 512GB of memory to store all the high-res photos that are fit to print on a roadside billboard. The Pro also gets Huawei's Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset along with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.

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.

Plus, with a smaller battery, what looks like an inferior display and a less flexible camera than the P20 Pro, the Huawei P20 may struggle to catch the eye. The Pro also features a 4,000 mAh battery. This camera setup features AI Image Stabilization and can also record slow-motion videos at a whopping 960 frames/second.

The handset runs Huawei's EMUI overlay on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.

Huawei claims that the P20 Pro has a highly-sensitive image sensor, which lets it take photos in extremely dark conditions. It packs in a RGB, monochrome, and telephoto sensor to improve the smartphone's image taking versatility. Customers looking to make a saving can save up to £100 on the device when bought with a SIMO plan from Carphone Warehouse.

Time to get our heads out of the clouds - the base 256GB model will cost €1,695, nearly double the P20 Pro price.

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