Huawei just pulled the cover off their new P-series smartphones – the P20 & P20 Pro! Being the successor to the P10-series announced last year, the P20 and P20 Pro features significant improvements.
Both the P20 and P20 Pro features brand new design, totally different from last year. On the front, there is a 18.7:9 full screen display (with a notch, of course). While the resolution stays at FHD+ (2244 X 1080), the P20’s display measures 5.8-inches with a IPS RGBW FullView panel mated to it, while the P20 Pro gains a 6.1-inch display mated to a OLED panel that is the same as the Mate 10 Pro. Despite that, Huawei managed to squeeze a fingerprint sensor on the front. In the notch also lies a new 24-megapixel front-facing camera, with f/2.0 aperture.
Being a device designed “for professional photography”, the base P20 sticks with a new Leica dual-camera setup which consists of a 12-megapixel RGB alongside with 20-megapixel monochrome sensor on the back, while there is an additional 8-megapixel telephoto lens on the P20 Pro, as well as being able to shoot photos up to 40-megapixels with the colour sensor. Both will record videos up to 4K, with slow motion functionality up to 960 frames-per-second. There are lots of AI functionality going on thanks to the help of the Neural Processing Unit (NPU) built-into the processor. When comes to DXO Mark score, the P20 Pro scores a whopping 109 overall points, while the P20 isn’t far back either, at 102 points, making both some of the highest scorers in the industry.
As for the inside, both the P20 and P20 Pro are powered by Huawei’s flagship processor – Kirin 970 with AI functionality. While both comes with 128GB of internal storage, the P20 comes with 4GB of RAM, while the P20 Pro includes a 6GB RAM. Both comes with Android 8.1 with EMUI 8.1 software. The P20 Pro is also IP67 water and dust resistant. A 3400mAh battery is here for the P20, while the P20 Pro benefits from a larger 4000mAh battery. Both the P20 and P20 Pro loses out on headphone
Both the P20 and P20 Pro will be offered in 4 different colours: Twilight, pink gold, midnight blue, Graphite Black. There is also a Champagne Gold colour for the P20. Malaysian market will gain both the P20 and P20 Pro, with their local launch date set on April 3rd, 2018. We expected the pricing of the P20 and P20 Pro to match the outgoing P10 range, which are RM2499 and RM3099, although we’re no surprised to see higher pricing for the P20 Pro.