Huawei waited for the big Samsung Galaxy S9 launch to blow over before they launched their new flagship Huawei P20 family of smartphones.
Do the new P20 and P20 Pro smartphones have the chops to take on Apple and Samsung? And what do the rumours say about the upcoming P20 Lite? Read on and find out!
The Three P20 Models
Huawei will eventually launch three P20 – the P20 Pro, the P20, and the P20 Lite. In the Paris launch, Huawei only announced the P20 and P20 Pro, leaving the P20 Lite for a later launch.
The Huawei P20 Pro
The P20 Pro has a 6.1″ OLED display with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2240 pixels. It is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core SoC, with 6 GB of LPDDR4 memory, 128 GB of internal storage, and a 4,000 mAh battery.
The front camera has a 24 MP sensor, with f/2.0 lens. The “killer feature” is its Leica-branded triple lens camera, which is made up of a high-resolution dual-lens camera, and a separate telephoto camera.
The high-resolution dual-lens camera pairs a 40 MP RGB camera with f/1.8 lens, with a 20 MP monochrome camera with f/1.6 lens. The separate 8 MP RGB camera with f/2.4 telephotos lens is capable of 3X optical zoom, and 5X hybrid zoom.
The Huawei P20
The regular P20 has a 5.8″ IPS display with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels. It is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core SoC, with 4 GB of LPDDR4 memory, 128 GB of internal storage, and a 3,400 mAh battery.
It has a 24 MP front camera as well, but only a Leica-branded dual-lens main camera. The dual-lens camera pairs a 12 MP RGB sensor with a f/1.8 lens, with a 20 MP monochrome sensor with f/1.6 lens. This camera is supported by laser autofocus, and a dual-tone LED flash.
The Huawei P20 Lite (Nova 3e)
The P20 Lite has a 5.8″ IPS display with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels. It is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core SoC, with 4 GB of LPDDR3 memory, 64 GB of internal storage, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
It has the same front and rear camera setup as the regular P20, but lacks the laser autofocus, and only has a single LED flash. The dual-lens camera also lacks the Leica branding.