Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled the highly anticipated Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro. The launch happened at the Grand Palais in Paris and gave the brand a chance to showcase some of the exciting new features, such as the world’s first Leica triple camera and unprecedented AI advances.
Huawei P9, the first Leica dual camera has raised expectations for the future of smartphone photography and made the capture of professional quality images possible for all. The whole Huawei P20 Series features advanced, intelligent camera systems and achieves DxOMark’s highest overall scores.
‘We look for inspiration from artists to continuously evolve our approach to design and innovation,” said Richard Yu, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “The HUAWEI P20 Series builds on the legacy of our collaboration with Leica. With a breakthrough triple camera on the HUAWEI P20 Pro, an advanced dual camera on the HUAWEI P20, and powerful artificial intelligence on both, today’s most vibrant consumers can capture and share the brilliance of the world around them.”
Key features of the HUAWEI P20 Series include:
- An advanced camera system to capture more light, more details and more beauty, featuring a revolutionary Leica triple camera and 5x Hybrid Zoom on the HUAWEI P20 Pro, and a Leica dual camera on the HUAWEI P20;
- Innovative photography features, including Master AI with AI-driven professional photography and HUAWEI AIS (AI Image Stabilisation), a powerful AI stabilisation technology;
- A timeless design with barely-there bezels and all-new gradient colours;
- Ultimate performance, featuring the NPU on Kirin 970 and EMUI 8.1 based on Android™ 8.1 for a premium and smooth user experience.
There’s also a Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS (Race Sport) being unveiled today in Paris, continuing Huawei’s collaboration with the iconic, luxury brand. The Porsche Design Huawei blends Huawei’s cutting-edge technology and craftsmanship with Porsche Design’s signature functional design language.
Art and Technology Combine With Stylish Results
The Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro are available in Twilight and Pink Gold and have several layers of NCVM optical coatings under the glass back. This means that light hitting the surface creates a vivid change of hue. Both models are also both available Black and Midnight Blue.
The Huawei P20 features a 5.8-inch screen while the Huawei P20 Pro has a 6.1 inch screen. They have ultra-thin bezels and impressive screen-to-body ratios for improved viewing experiences and the Huawei FullView Display has stylish rounded edges for comfort when holding the device.
An Exquisite Device For Photographers Inspired by Technology and Light
As previously mentioned, the Huawei P20 Pro comes with a Leica triple camera. This has the highest total pixel count of any smartphone currently on the market and the camera has a 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP sensor with telephoto lens. A colour temperature sensor for enhanced colour reproduction is also featured making this even more impressive.
The Huawei P20 Pro has an f/1.8, f/1.6 and f/2.4 wide aperture to capture the smallest details in crystal clear quality and a brand new Leica 3x telephoto (VARIO-SUMMILUX-H 1:1.6-2.4/27-80ASPH) lens especially created for long-range photography of up to 5x Hybrid Zoom. The super sensitive image sensor captures low light photos with up to ISO 102400.
The Huawei P20 also features a Leica dual camera with a 12MP lens. The pixel size is as high as 1.55 μm, and a 20MP monochrome lens designed for capturing exceptional quality photos in low-light settings.
The Huawei P20 Series devices can support six-axis stabilisation and 960fps super slow motion. That is an incredible 4x higher than standard 240fps and can record details that are impossible to see with the naked eye. There’s also an Ultra Snapshot mode allowing users to capture a photo image in 0.3 seconds by double clicking the down volume button.
AI Photography For Novices and Professionals Alike
The Huawei P20 Series has a Kirin 970 processor which will identify over 500 scenarios in 19 categories. It can select photography modes and camera settings that will allow even the most inexperienced of photographers to capture professional-looking photographs. The addition of Huawei AIS means handheld night shots are steady and enables photographers to capture long exposure images without the need for a tripod. Another new feature to the Huawei advanced camera system is 4D predictive focus, which will focus on moving objects efficiently and record crystal clear images of objects in motion. The AI-Assisted Composition will offer intelligent suggestions to frame group shots and landscapes.
There’s also a 24MP selfie camera with AI beautification and 3D portrati lighting. This brings an end to unhealthy-looking skin tone in selfies and allows selfie enthusiasts to capture images with realistic 3D feature enhancements.
The Huawei P20 Series will support Google ARCore to offer advanced AR capabilities.
Porsche Design Collaboration Brings Style And Technology Together
The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS blends Porsche Design’s look with Huawei’s engineering skills, resulting in a luxury smartphone that is sure to turn heads. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS has a Leica triple camera with camera configuration comprising a 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP sensor with telephoto lens. It will be the first smartphone in the world to come equipped with microcapsule PCM which is an aerospace cooling technology for maintaining a safe temperature. It will also feature an in-screen fingerprint sensor which means the device can be activated by floating a finger above the display while touching the sensor to unlock the device. There is a back fingerprint sensor that can be used to unlock the device or to access a secure space. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, with its 6-inch OLED 2K curved screen is available in two stylish colours, black and red. If none of those features attract you to this phone, you still might be enticed by the TÜV Safety Certified Huawei SuperCharge, which is available on the P20 Pro and the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. Both Both the Huawei P20 Pro and the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS have a 4,000 mAh battery and the Huawei P20 features a 3,400 mAh battery with AI-powered Battery Management. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS will be the first Huawei smartphone with quick wireless charging.