Huawei Unveils New P20 Flagships

Huawei is launching a new flagship smartphone today. The company’s new P20 and P20 Pro handsets come with major upgrades, and a design unmistakeably similar to Apple’s iPhone X.

Both the 5.8-inch P20 and the 6.1-inch P20 Pro include a notch at the top, which Huawei claims is smaller than the iPhone X’s notch. The design of the handset is blatantly copied from the iPhone X, though it does include a home button and Huawei has done some interesting work with the back of the device. Instead of going for a regular glass back, Huawei has designed a two-tone gradient back for the handsets, which alternate between the two tones depending on reflections. It looks pretty cool, but it is a glass back which means the back will probably end up looking like a cheap fingerprint magnet.

Huawei is introducing major upgrades to the camera with the new P20 Pro as well. There is now a third lens on the device, a new telephoto lens that allows for 3x zoom and 5x hybrid zoom. This lens uses optical stabilization, but the other two lenses — including the primary 40mp lens — relies on AIS, or artificial image stabilization to stabilize all your videos. The camera systems on the devices also now feature a new feature which uses lasers as well as the built-in Neural Processing Unit and Huawei’s Kirin 970 processor to be able to better adjust camera settings and allow for an improved auto-focus system. Huawei is adding a lot of other AI-powered features, but these are mostly gimmicks which you probably won’t actually use.

Apart from that, most of what you’d expect on a high-end flagship in 2018 is present on the P20 and P20 Pro. Like the Mate 10 Pro, Huawei is getting rid of the headphone jack with the P20 and P20 Pro. The P20 Pro features a 4,000mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, while the smaller P20 comes with a 3,400mAh battery and 4GB of RAM. Both the devices come with Android 8.1 Oreo with Huawei’s EMUI, and 128GB of storage. The P20 Pro starts at €649 and goes on sale today, while the bigger Pro variant goes on sale on the 6th of April for €899.

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  • Trickyd

    27 March, 2018 - 1:29 pm

    <p>Please stop this crazy notch copying – if it has a physical home button and lower bezel its clearly not an iPhone X even to the untrained eye so why pretend and copy the worst feature, hopefully buyers will stay away in droves from this and similar pastiches. </p>

    • IanYates82

      Premium Member
      27 March, 2018 - 4:00 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#256985"><em>In reply to Trickyd:</em></a></blockquote><p>And keep the headphone jack… </p>

  • Lars lalaa

    27 March, 2018 - 3:06 pm

    <p>The P20 Pro scores 109 on DxOMark, that’s ten points ahead of the S9 and eleven of the Pixel 2. Curios how much difference there really is, if any.&nbsp;</p>

  • nbplopes

    27 March, 2018 - 5:01 pm

    <p>There we go. Paul will return his Samsung, put Pixel 2 in a shelve and buy this one.</p><p><br></p><p>Since I tried the Huawei cameras 2 years ago and fell in love with it. Not enough to leave the iPhone but if there was a smart camera system I would like the iPhone to have its from Huawei.</p>

  • johnh3

    27 March, 2018 - 9:21 pm

    <p>Not been attracted to Huawei before. But Im very interested in P20 Pro. Looks like it might be the new camera king in mobile? Hope to see a full review of it.</p>


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