Huawei launches P20 series, here's everything you need to know

11:08 PM | 27 Mar, 2018
Huawei launches P20 series, here's everything you need to know
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PARIS Huawei CBG finally lifted the curtain over the hotly anticipated Huawei P20 Series featuring Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro.

The Huawei P20 Pro features the world’s first Leica triple camera and both devices include unprecedented AI advances, combining technology and art to bring to life a groundbreaking smartphone experience.

Huawei set new expectations for smartphone photography with the launch of the Huawei P9, the first Leica dual camera. With the debut of the Huawei P20 Series, the company makes capturing professional quality images a truly effortless experience for everyone.

Achieving DxOMark’s highest overall scores, the Huawei P20 Series includes advanced, intelligent camera systems that bring consumers features that ultimately enhance every part of the smartphone photography experience.

The Huawei P20 Series is packed with an advanced camera system to capture more light, more details and more beauty, featuring a revolutionary Leica triple camera on the HUAWEI P20 Pro with the smartphone industry’s highest pixel count, all-new new Leica dual camera on the HUAWEI P20.

These innovative photography features include Master AI which is AI-driven professional photography skills and Huawei AIS (AI Image Stabilization) – a powerful AI stabilization technology. The device is built in a barely-there bezel, light-inspired design with stunning colors and finishes that reflect and refract light including an all-new dynamic gradient finish on the Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro.

The HUAWEI P20 Series offers ultimate performance, featuring Kirin 970 with a dedicated NPU and EMUI 8.1 based on Android™ 8.1 for a premium and smooth user experience from the inside out.

Key Features

 
Huawei P20
Huawei P20 ProPORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS
Display5.8-inch Huawei FullView IPS LCD

2244 x 1080

18.7:9 aspect ratio

6.1-inch Huawei FullView OLED

2240 x 1080

18.7:9 aspect ratio

6.0" HUAWEI FullView Display 18:9 OLED 2880 x 1440 pixels, 538ppi 16.7M colors
Processor Huawei Kirin 970

Octa-core CPU (4 Cortex A73 2.36 GHz + 4 Cortex A53 1.8 GHz) + NPU

Huawei Kirin 970

Octa-core CPU (4 Cortex A73 2.36 GHz + 4 Cortex A53 1.8 GHz) + NPU

Huawei Kirin 970

Octa-core CPU (4 Cortex A73 2.36 GHz + 4 Cortex A53 1.8 GHz) + NPU

GPUMali-G72 MP12Mali-G72 MP12Mali-G72 MP12
RAM4 GB

LPDDR4

6 GB

LPDDR4

6 GB

LPDDR4

Fingerprint ScannerFront mountedFront mountedIn-screen scanner
Storage128 GB128 GB256 GB
CamerasRear cameras:

12 MP RGB f/1.8 + 20 MP monochrome f/1.6

dual-LED flash, PDAF+CAF+Laser+Depth auto focus

4K video recording at 30fpsFront camera: 24 MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, fixed focus

Rear cameras:

40 MP RGB f/1.8 + 20 MP monochrome f/1.6 + 8 MP telephoto f/2.4 with OIS

dual-LED flash, PDAF+CAF+Laser+Depth auto focus, 3x optical zoom, 5x Hybrid Zoom, 4K video recording at 30fpsFront camera: 24 MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, fixed focus

Rear cameras:

40 MP RGB f/1.8 + 20 MP monochrome f/1.6 + 8 MP telephoto f/2.4 with OIS

dual-LED flash, PDAF+CAF+Laser+Depth auto focus, 3x optical zoom, 5x Hybrid Zoom, 4K video recording at 30fpsFront camera: 24 MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, fixed focus

Battery3,400 mAh

Non-removable

Huawei SuperCharge

4,000 mAh

Non-removable

Huawei SuperCharge

4,000 mAh

Non-removable

Huawei SuperCharge

IP ratingIP53IP67IP67
SIMDual SIM

Primary SIM: 4G

Secondary SIM: 2G/3G/4G

Dual SIM

Primary SIM: 4G

Secondary SIM: 2G/3G/4G

Dual SIM

Primary SIM: 4G

Secondary SIM: 2G/3G/4G

3.5mm headphone jackNoNoNo
ConnectivityWi-Fi 2.4 G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support

4x4MIMO Cat 18

Bluetooth 4.2, support BLE

support aptX/aptX HD and LDAC HD Audio

USB Type-C

NFC

Wi-Fi 2.4 G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support

4x4MIMO Cat 18

Bluetooth 4.2, support BLE

support aptX/aptX HD and LDAC HD Audio

USB Type-C

NFC

Wi-Fi 2.4 G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support

4x4MIMO Cat 18

Bluetooth 4.2, support BLE

support aptX/aptX HD and LDAC HD Audio

USB Type-C

NFC

DisplayPort 1.2

SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo

EMUI 8.1

Android 8.1 Oreo

EMUI 8.1

Android 8.1 Oreo

EMUI 8.1

ColorsTwilight, Black, Midnight Blue, Champagne Gold, Pink GoldMidnight Blue, Black, Pink Gold, TwilightMidnight Blue, Black, Pink Gold, Twilight
Dimensions and weight149.1 mm x 70.8 mm x 7.65 mm, 165g155.0 mm x 73.9 mm x 7.8 mm, 180g155.0 mm x 73.9 mm x 7.8 mm, 180g

An Exquisite Combination of Art and Technology for the Fashion Forward

The HUAWEI P20 Series features a striking, fashion-forward aesthetic. Most notably, the HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro come in all-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 a gradual change of hue. The HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro are also available in Black and Midnight Blue.

The 5.8-inch screen HUAWEI P20 and 6.1-inch screen HUAWEI P20 Pro feature ultra-thin bezels and impressive screen-to-body ratios for better viewing experiences with more on-screen information, whether reading or gaming. The HUAWEI FullView Display seamlessly blends with rounded edges, making the device comfortable to hold.

Inspired by Light and Technology, a Stunning Device Designed for Every Photography Fan

The HUAWEI P20 Series reflects the art of light, with camera features that enhance the smartphone photography experience. The HUAWEI P20 Pro features a Leica triple camera with the highest total pixel count on a smartphone available in the market – the camera configuration is comprised of a 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP sensor with a telephoto lens. It also features a color temperature sensor for better color reproduction.

With f/1.8, f/1.6 and f/2.4 wide aperture to capture crisp, clear details, the HUAWEI P20 Pro also includes a brand new Leica 3x telephoto (VARIO-SUMMILUX-H 1:1.6-2.4/27-80ASPH) lens for long-range photography of up to 5x Hybrid Zoom. The HUAWEI P20 Pro’s highly sensitive image sensor captures low light photos with up to ISO 102400.

The Huawei P20 builds on its predecessor’s foundation with a Leica dual camera featuring a 12MP lens with a pixel size as high as 1.55 μm, and a 20MP monochrome lens, enhancing the Huawei P20’s ability to capture photos in low-light settings.

The Huawei P20 Series devices support six-axis stabilization and 960fps super slow motion, which is 4x higher than the standard 240fps and captures details that cannot be seen with the naked eye. With Ultra Snapshot mode, the devices can capture an image in as little as 0.3 seconds by double-clicking the down volume button, even from an off screen.

Master AI Photography Experience for Everyone, Everywhere

With the Kirin 970 processor, the HUAWEI P20 Series automatically identifies more than 500 scenarios in 19 categories and selects photography modes and camera settings to deliver incredible, professional-looking images – even for novice photographers.

In addition, Huawei AIS steadies handheld night shots for incredible long exposure images without a tripod. Brand new to Huawei’s advanced camera system is a 4D predictive focus. In this mode, the camera predicts moving objects and focuses on them with extreme efficiency to capture minute details of objects in motion. In addition, the HUAWEI P20 Series features AI-Assisted Composition, providing intelligent suggestions to frame group shots and landscapes.

The Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro feature a 24MP selfie camera with AI beautification and 3D portrait lighting – the result is beautiful selfies with healthy-looking skin tone adjustments, delicately outlined facial details and realistic 3D feature enhancements.

Additionally, the Huawei HiAI Ecosystem enhances a variety of app experiences. For instance, the Huawei P20 Series includes on-device Prisma processing, which supports real-time filter recommendations based on scene and object recognition – the calculation speed is three to four times that of the cloud version.

In partnership with Google, the Huawei P20 Series supports Google ARCore delivering advanced AR capabilities.

Huawei also unveiled the PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS (Race Sport). Continuing its collaboration with the exclusive luxury brand, the PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS features Porsche Design’s signature functional design language and Huawei’s cutting-edge technology and craftsmanship.

Collaboration with PORSCHE DESIGN Delivers a New Level of Luxury and Technology

The PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS combines PORSCHE DESIGN’s signature brand aesthetic with HUAWEI’s mobile engineering expertise setting a new standard in luxury smartphones. The PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS features a Leica triple camera with the highest total pixel count on a smartphone available in the market – the camera configuration is comprised of a 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP sensor with a telephoto lens.

 

This is the world’s first smartphone equipped with microcapsule PCM – an aerospace cooling technology for maintaining a safe temperature. In addition, the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS features an innovative on-screen fingerprint sensor which allows consumers to wake up the device by floating their finger above the display while touching the sensor to unlock the device is lightning fast. The back fingerprint sensor can also be used to unlock the device or to access a second, secure space. The 6-inch OLED 2K curved screen PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS is available in Black, and for the first time, in an eye-catching Red.

 

Introduced on the HUAWEI Mate 10 Series, the Huawei P20 Series and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS feature TÜV Safety Certified Huawei SuperCharge. Both the HUAWEI P20 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS have a 4,000 mAh battery – the Huawei P20 features a 3,400 mAh battery – with AI-powered Battery Management.

The PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS is the first Huawei smartphone to enable quick wireless charging.

 

Pricing and Availability

The HUAWEI P20 Series and PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate RS are immediately available globally.

ModelVersionEUR (includes tax)
HUAWEI P204GB + 128GB649
HUAWEI P20 Pro6GB + 128GB899
PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS6GB + 256GB1,695
PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS6GB + 512GB2,095