Huawei’s new flagship smartphone, the P20 Pro is a photography-centric smartphone with three cameras at the back. It is a common misconception that more megapixels mean better, crisper photos. But, if you take a look at flagship smartphones today, such as the Google Pixel, the iPhone X, the Samsung Galaxy S9, they come with 12-megapixel sensors. Huawei, with its new P20 Pro smartphone, is trying to get into the megapixel game again. The highlight of this phone is that you get a 40-megapixel primary camera, a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, and 8-megapixel telephoto lens and Leica-branded triple camera setup at the back. It uses a similar trick as the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia 808 PureView, both of which came with a 41-megapixel camera.The smartphone supports 3X lossless optical zoom and 5X hybrid zoom.
Out of the three cameras, one is a 40-megapixel RGB (color) sensor of aperture f/1.8. It has a 1.55micron pixel sensor, which is larger than the 1.4micron pixel sensor on the Galaxy S9. A larger sensor allows it to capture more light, and help you capture better photos in low-light.
In the camera app, you can choose to capture 40-megapixel resolution photos in 4:3 aspect ratio, or in 7-megapixel resolution with 18:9 aspect ratio. The 40-megapixel sensor also enables ISO levels of 102,400, which is something that you’ll only find on the professional cameras.
The smartphone also includes slow-motion video capture at 960fps in HD (720p) resolution, something that we have already seen on the Galaxy S9 and Sony Xperia XZ-series smartphones. We can also switch the capture mode to 120fps full HD (1080p) and 240fps HD (720p).
Huawei P20 Price:
Huawei P20 price in Europe has been set at EUR 649 (approximately Rs. 52,200). It is said to be immediately available globally, and its India launch is expected to happen soon.
Huawei P20 Specifications, features:
The dual-SIM Huawei P20 runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.1 and features a 5.8-inch full-HD+ (1080×2244 pixels) RGBW FullView display with 770 nits of brightness. The display is notably claimed to be 23 percent brighter than the iPhone X. Further, the smartphone is powered by an octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, coupled with a dedicated NPU (neural processing unit) and 4GB of RAM.
Huawei has provided 128GB of onboard storage. In terms of connectivity, the Huawei P20 has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The handset packs a 3400mAh battery and has 7.65mm of thickness. The battery pack supports Huawei SuperCharge fast charging technology that is rated to deliver 58 percent of power in just 30 minutes. Besides, the build of the Huawei P20 comes with IP58 certification for dust and water resistance, and there is a home button with an embedded fingerprint sensor and gesture support.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro, on the other hand, runs Android 8.0-based EMUI 8.0 and has a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) OLED display with 81.61 percent of screen-to-body ratio, higher than the 81.36 percent of the screen-to-body ratio of the iPhone X. Under the hood, the handset has the same Kirin 970 SoC that is powering the Huawei P20, paired with 4GB RAM/ 64GB onboard storage and 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage. The smartphone will soon be launching in India sometime in April, and we will bring out our detailed review soon.