Huawei just unveiled P20, its latest flagship smartphone at an event in Paris, as it had promised. It packs a 5.8-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a notch, is powered by an Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 970 10nm SoC with i7 co-processor, dedicated neural network processing unit and runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Emotion UI 8.1 on top as well as support for Google AR Core. It has Leica dual-lens camera with 12-megapixel RGB sensor, 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and 2x Hybrid Zoom, dual-tone LED flash and optical image stabilization (OIS) and Huawei’s own dual ISP. It also has a 24-megapixel front-facing camera with AI beautification. 3D portrait lighting and support for face unlock.
It supports 960fps super slow motion. Ultra Snapshot mode lets you capture an image in as little as 0.3 seconds by just double clicking the down volume button, even from an off screen. It also has AI image stabilisation allows you to capture incredible blur-free, handheld shots in low-light using Night Mode. At the launch Huawei said that the phone has scored 102 points on DxOMark.
It has a curved glass body and also comes in new exclusive, fashionable 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.
Huawei P20 specifications
- 5.8-inch ( 2240 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD 2.5D curved glass display
- Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 970 (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) 10nm processor + i7 co-processor,Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, NPU
- 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.1
- Single / Dual SIM
- 12MP (RGB, f/1.8 aperture) + 20MP (Monochrome, f/1.6 aperture) dual rear cameras with Leica Summilux-H lenses, 1.55μm pixel size, dual-tone LED flash, laser focus, deep focus, PDAF, CAF, 960fps super slo-mo
- 24MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX576 sensor, f/2.0 aperture
- Fingerprint sensor
- USB Type-C Audio, HiFi audio with HWA, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
- Dimensions: 149.1 x 70.8 x 7.65 mm; Weight: 165g
- Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
- 3400mAh battery with fast charging
The Huawei P20 comes in Black, Champagne Gold, Twilight, Pink Gold and Midnight Blue colors, is priced at 649 Euros (US$ 804 / Rs. 52,241 approx.) and will roll out starting today. It is expected to launch in India in the future, but no details about the exact time-frame yet.