Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Huawei P20 Pro and P20 announced

Huawei has officially announced their flagship phone duo for 2018- the Huawei P20 Pro and the Huawei P20 , the two phones , powered by the Hisilicon Kirin 970 processors are basically identical for the most part, but the camera module(s) of the P20 pro are vastly superior to the smaller P20 as it features three camera modules with the main sensor boasting 40 megapixels and an f1.8 aperture.

The P20 Pro is basically Huawei's flagship for 2018, the phone , designed to take on the Galaxy S9 and the iPhone X (it even has a "notch" to match) features jaw dropping specs out of the box. The design , which includes a blend of glass and metal, now features a IP67 water resistance and features no headphone jack as its apparently a trend in this day and age.

The phone features a 6.1" display with a 2240x100 resolution AMOLED panel , this display features a 18.7:9 aspect ratio and has 408ppi , the display is somewhat split at top, and in the middle of a small notch , the phone's secondary camera module - a 24MP sensor , and a speaker grille can be found.

Rest of the specs include a front facing fingerprint reader - an intelligent AI system for face unlock , and Oreo (Android 8( with Huawei's custom EMUI 8.1 skin on top.
Under the hood , the P20 Pro features a 8 core Kirin 970 processor, which is said to feature 4 Cortex A 73 cores and 4 A53 cores clocked to a maximum of 2.4Ghz , this is also backed up by 6GB of RAM and it comes with 128GB of internal storage, which is sadly not expandable.

The cameras on the rear side of the phone are probably the most impressive ones found on a phone (yet) , the main sensor , which boasts a whopping 40MP features a 1/1.7" sensor size and has a fixed f1.8 aperture , The sensor is backed up by Leica optics and it offers 3X zoom , Laser assisted AF and two tone LEF flash with a built in light meter.

The other two sensors at the back include a 20MP monochrome unit, which , as the name suggests , only shoots black and white , the Bayer sensor , which is set to detect color has been removed , and thus the monochrome unit can achieve high quality monochrome stills with great shades and richness, The sensor is backed up with Leica optics and it has a 27mm Field of view. Lastly the third camera in the lineup is a 8MP sensor with a f2.4 aperture which is paired with a 80mm equivalent lens.The main module shoots 4K at 30fps and has optical image stabilization.

The three units therefore make the P20 Pro one of the best camera oriented smartphones this year.

The P20 on the other hand features a smaller 5.8" display with the same resolution as the P20 Pro and thus it has a slightly higher 429ppi.The display technology on the phone is LTPS (IPS) and therefore it will not feature the vibrancy of the higher end model .

Under the hood , the P20 features the same Kirin 870 clips clocked to 2.4Ghz , and has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage with no expansion.The phone is also IP53 rated and therefore it will not have the same layer of ingress protection as its bigger brother.

The camera's on the P20 have also received a change as the main sensor is a 12MP unit (1/2/3" sensor  with f1.8) and it has Leica optics as well m the second camera is a 20mm sensor with a f1.6 aperture and 2x optical zoom) .The phone also shoots 4K 30fps and is only capable of recording 720p from its front (24mp) sensor .

The battery on the P20 is smaller than the 4000 mAh cell found on the P20 Pro, and thus the P20 only has a 3400 mAh cell onboard.

Pricing for the Huawei P20 Pro and the P20 starts at -

HUAWEI P20 4 GB + 128 GB 649
HUAWEI P20 Pro 6 GB + 128 GB 899 .

The two phones will be on sale starting today.*(03/27)

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source - Huawei

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