Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is all set to launch its latest smartphones Huawei P20 and P20 Pro today in India, at an event scheduled to happen in New Delhi. These smartphones were unveiled a month back in Paris, and now the Chinese manufacturer is bringing it to the Indian market. According to reports, the Huawei P20 Pro and the P20 Lite will launch in India as Amazon exclusives. The Huawei P20 has been priced at EUR 649 which is approximately Rs 52,200 and the P20 Pro has been priced at EUR 899 which is approximately Rs 72,300. The company has announced Huawei P20 and P20 Pro with the highlights of the smartphone being their camera capabilities.
Huawei P20 sports a 5.8-inch Full HD+ LCD display with 2240×1080 pixels resolution and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 970 octa-core SoC and carries 4GB RAM along with 128GB of internal storage which is further expandable. As per Huawei, the chipset on the Huawei P20 carries dedicated components for AI capabilities. The Huawei P20 runs the latest Android 8.1 Oreo with Huawei’s custom UI, EMUI 8.1 on top. Huawei aims to push faster software updates through ‘Project Treble’.
As for its highlight, the Huawei P20 comes with a dual camera setup at the back with one 20-megapixel sensor and another 12-megapixel sensor for depth effect in images. The camera setup offers up to 2x zoom and slow-motion video recording capability at 960fps and 720p resolution. Huawei announced that the DxO mark rating for the Huawei P20 is 102 which is higher than that of Samsung Galaxy S9+ and Google Pixel 2. At the front, the P20 comes with a 24-megapixel selfie shooter with ‘Light Fusion’ feature.
Huawei P20 Pro sports a 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display with 2240×1080 pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch at the top. It is powered by a similar Kirin 970 octa-core SoC that also comes with a neural processing unit (NPU) for AI-based enhancement on features like selfies, video calling and face unlock. The device carries a 6GB RAM coupled with 128GB of internal storage. It is backed by a 4000 mAh battery with SuperCharge support. It also offers IP67 water and dust resistance.
Connectivity options on the Huawei P20 Pro include dual SIM card slots, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and 4G VoLTE. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1 on top and also supports Project Treble.
The camera setup on the Huawei P20 Pro includes a 40-megapixel RGB sensor, an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor and a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor for enhanced low-light photography. The entire setup allows 5x hybrid zoom, background defocus effect and ISO 102400 light sensitivity which, as per Huawei, matches that on a Canon Mark 5D IV camera. The camera sensors also offer laser auto-focus, slow-motion (720p) video recording at 960 fps and Master AI for scene detection for optimum settings for an image. AT the front, it carries a similar camera as on the Huawei P20. The DxO score of the Huawei P20 Pro is 109, even higher than that of Huawei P20.