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Huawei 2018 H1 Result Highlights After Surpassing Apple As No. 2

Huawei just announced their 2018 H1 business results. Let’s take a quick look at the Huawei 2018 H1 result highlights, and their recent success story of beating Apple to the no. 2 position!

 

Huawei Is No. 2 Smartphone Vendor

Just last week, Huawei proudly shared that preliminary data from IDC showed that they edged out Apple for the second position in the global market share for smartphones in Q2 2018. This is the first time they surpassed Apple in the number of smartphones sold in a particular quarter.

Powering their rise was the HUAWEI P20 series, followed by the release of their GPU Turbo technology. Their Honor brand of smartphones is also a key driver of growth for Huawei.

 

Huawei 2018 H1 Result Highlights

Huawei reported solid growth, with global smartphone shipments at 95+ million units, gaining a 15.8% market share as of Q2 2018. Here are the Huawei 2018 H1 results highlights – what led to their success in the first half of the year :

  • HUAWEI P20 Series : The global shipment of the HUAWEI P20 series surpassed 9 million units.

  • HUAWEI Mate 10 Series : The HUAWEI Mate 10 Series reported global shipments of over 10 million units.
  • HUAWEI nova Series : Globally, the number of nova smartphone users exceeded 50 million, with total shipments increasing 60 percent year-over-year.
  • Huawei Wearables : Global shipments increased 147 percent year-over-year.
  • Retail business has grown and now Huawei operates over 53,000 Huawei stores and 3,500 Huawei Experience Stores globally. The company plans to bolster its retail network by adding another 10,000 retail stores and 700 Experience Stores around the world before the end of 2018.

 

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Digi Launches Huawei P20 With Indoor Skydiving Experience!

SHAH ALAM, 6 April 2018 – As part of the launch of its latest device bundles featuring the new Huawei P20 series, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) invited guests to try out the new smartphone at AirRider, an indoor skydiving simulator.

 

Digi Launches Huawei P20 With Indoor Skydiving Experience!

Guests were given a chance to experience using the Huawei P20’s leading edge camera technology featuring the all new Leica Dual Camera to take photos of fast moving and dynamic subjects at AirRider’s vertical wind tunnel.

Digi’s new device bundles come at attractive prices that make it easily affordable. Now, customers can own the new Huawei P20 from as low as RM40 a month.

  • The Huawei P20 (128 GB) is priced from RM 959 to RM 1,835
  • The Huawei P20 Pro (128 GB) is priced from RM 1,119 to RM 2,405

To top it off, these plans also come with Digi’s borderless experience which offers zero roaming charges in 10 countries including Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

 

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Huawei P20 Pro + P20 Smartphone Launch Event

Huawei today launched their flagship Huawei P20 Pro and Huawei P20 smartphones at a large event with more than 1,500 guests. They represent a major assault on Apple and Samsung’s dominance of the smartphone industry.

The Huawei presentation, in particular, took special aim at the Apple iPhone X and the recently-launched Samsung Galaxy S9. Find out why Huawei thinks the new P20 Pro and P20 smartphones are more than just rivals to the Apple and Samsung flagship smartphones!

 

The Huawei P20 Pro + P20 Smartphone Launch

The Huawei P20 Pro and P20 launch event was the opposite of the glitzy, mind-numbing Vivo V9 launch event. Just a simple catwalk parade of hot models with their new smartphones.

 

The Huawei P20 Pro + P20 Presentation

Huawei Product Marketing Director, Luke Au, is (obviously) a great fan of the new Huawei P20 Pro and P20 smartphones, so we will let him explain why you should seriously consider them.

For more details on these new Huawei smartphones, check out our article, Huawei P20, P20 Pro + P20 Lite Smartphones Revealed!

 

Huawei P20 Pro + P20 Specifications

SpecificationsHuawei P20 ProHuawei P20Huawei P20 Lite
Display6.1" Full HD+ OLED display
- 1080 x 2240 pixels (408 ppi)
- 18.7:9 aspect ratio
5.8" Full HD+ IPS display
- 1080 x 2244 pixels (428 ppi)
- 18.7:9 aspect ratio
5.8" Full HD+ IPS display
- 1080 x 2244 pixels
- 18.7:9 aspect ratio
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1
System PlatformHiSilicon Kirin 970HiSilicon Kirin 970HiSilicon Kirin 659
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
i7 co-processor + NPU
4 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
i7 co-processor + NPU
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.7 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G72 MP12 (850 MHz)ARM Mali-G72 MP12 (850 MHz)ARM Mali-T830 (900 MHz)
Memory6 GB LPDDR44 GB LPDDR44 GB LPDDR3
Storage128 GB internal storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
128 GB internal storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
64 GB internal storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera24 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens24 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens24 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear CameraTriple-lens Leica 40 MP camera system
- 40 MP RGB sensor with f/1.8 lens
- 20 MP monochrome sensor with f/1.6 lens
- 8 MP RGB sensor with f/2.4 telephoto lens
- 3x lossless zoom + 5X hybrid zoom
- laser auto-focus
- dual tone LED flash
Dual-lens Leica camera
- 12 MP RGB sensor with f/1.8 lens
- 20 MP monochrome sensor with f/1.6 lens
- laser auto-focus
- dual tone LED flash
Dual-lens camera
- 12 MP RGB sensor with f/1.8 lens
- 20 MP monochrome sensor with f/1.6 lens
- laser auto-focus
- dual tone LED flash
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB 2.0 Type C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB 2.0 Type C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB 2.0 Type C
GPSYes, AGPS, GLONASSYes, AGPS, GLONASSYes, AGPS, GLONASS
NFCYesYesYes
Battery4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery3,400 mAh lithium-ion battery3,000 mAh lithium-ion battery
Colour OptionsCeramic Black / TwilightCeramic Black / TwilightMidnight Black / Klein Blue / Sakura Pink
Fingerprint SensorYes, Front MountedYes, Front MountedYes, Rear Mounted

For more details on these new Huawei smartphones, check out our article, Huawei P20, P20 Pro + P20 Lite Smartphones Revealed!

 

Huawei P20 Pro + P20 Price & Availability

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These smartphones were officially launched in Paris on 27 March 2018, but will only be available in Malaysia on 6 April 2018 at these price points.

Huawei Malaysia is offering a free set of Bluetooth earphones and a Huawei VIP card, with every purchase of the Huawei P20 Pro or P20 smartphone, as well as a limited number of Canon printers.

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HUAWEI P20 Pro Recalled After Shipping With Real ROM!

Excited about the HUAWEI P20 Pro? You may have to wait a while longer! Sources tell us that HUAWEI recalled over 60,000 of their P20 Pro smartphones after they shipped with real ROM!

 

The HUAWEI P20 Pro Recall

The HUAWEI P20 Pro is 6.1″ smartphone with a Full HD+ OLED display, and is powered by the octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970, with 6 GB of LPDDR4 memory128 GB of flash storage, and a 4,000 mAh battery.

However, a large number of the P20 Pro had to be recalled after HUAWEI discovered that they shipped with real ROM, instead of regular flash memory. In a way, these 60,000 HUAWEI P20 Pro smartphones made history by being the first smartphones to actually shipped with real ROM chips!

HUAWEI traced the fault to a manager at their flash memory supplier who took their order for ROM chips too literally. They shipped actual ROM chips to them, instead of eMMC / UFS NAND chips that smartphones use.

The unnamed manager defended his action, pointing out that even HUAWEI’s website clearly states that the P20 Pro comes with ROM, and not regular NAND flash memory chips.

We checked, and true enough, the HUAWEI website officially lists that the HUAWEI P20 Pro comes with 128 GB ROM.

The moral of this story – STOP CALLING FLASH MEMORY ROM!!!

 

ROM versus Flash

ROM is short for Read Only Memory. The most basic ROM chip has its data programmed during its manufacture, and cannot be deleted or edited. ROM chips are useful because they are non-volatile – they retain their data even when power is cut.

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Newer ROM chips can be reprogrammed, but only slowly and with some difficulty – the entire chip must be erased before being overwritten. They are mostly used to store computer firmware that are not changed very often.

Flash memory, which is used as smartphone storage and in computer solid state drives, is also non-volatile. But their data can be replaced on a block-by-block basis, allowing them to be used as storage devices.

In short – smartphones do NOT use ROM chips for storage. They use flash memory chips!

 

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Huawei P20, P20 Pro + P20 Lite Smartphones Revealed!

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 memory128 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.

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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.

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Huawei P20 Specifications

SpecificationsHuawei P20 ProHuawei P20Huawei P20 Lite
Display6.1" Full HD+ OLED display
- 1080 x 2240 pixels (408 ppi)
- 18.7:9 aspect ratio
5.8" Full HD+ IPS display
- 1080 x 2244 pixels (428 ppi)
- 18.7:9 aspect ratio
5.8" Full HD+ IPS display
- 1080 x 2244 pixels
- 18.7:9 aspect ratio
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1
System PlatformHiSilicon Kirin 970HiSilicon Kirin 970HiSilicon Kirin 659
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
i7 co-processor + NPU
4 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
i7 co-processor + NPU
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.7 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G72 MP12 (850 MHz)ARM Mali-G72 MP12 (850 MHz)ARM Mali-T830 (900 MHz)
Memory6 GB LPDDR44 GB LPDDR44 GB LPDDR3
Storage128 GB internal storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
128 GB internal storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
64 GB internal storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera24 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens24 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens24 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear CameraTriple-lens Leica 40 MP camera system
- 40 MP RGB sensor with f/1.8 lens
- 20 MP monochrome sensor with f/1.6 lens
- 8 MP RGB sensor with f/2.4 telephoto lens
- 3x lossless zoom + 5X hybrid zoom
- laser auto-focus
- dual tone LED flash
Dual-lens Leica camera
- 12 MP RGB sensor with f/1.8 lens
- 20 MP monochrome sensor with f/1.6 lens
- laser auto-focus
- dual tone LED flash
Dual-lens camera
- 12 MP RGB sensor with f/1.8 lens
- 20 MP monochrome sensor with f/1.6 lens
- laser auto-focus
- dual tone LED flash
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB 2.0 Type C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB 2.0 Type C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB 2.0 Type C
GPSYes, AGPS, GLONASSYes, AGPS, GLONASSYes, AGPS, GLONASS
NFCYesYesYes
Battery4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery3,400 mAh lithium-ion battery3,000 mAh lithium-ion battery
Colour OptionsCeramic Black / TwilightCeramic Black / TwilightMidnight Black / Klein Blue / Sakura Pink
Fingerprint SensorYes, Front MountedYes, Front MountedYes, Rear Mounted

 

Price & Availability

These smartphones were officially launched on 27 March 2018, at these price points (before tax).

  • P20 Pro : € 899 / ~US$ 1,109 / ~RM 4,352
  • P20 : € 649 / ~US$ 805 / ~RM 3,107
  • P20 Lite : € 369 / ~US$ 456 / ~RM 1,786
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More On The P20 Lite

Here are two pictures of the actual P20 Lite smartphone :

Interestingly, the P20 Lite is called the Nova 3e in China. Here is a Chinese Nova 3e smartphone.

Credit : These pictures were obtained and shared by our friend, Joshua from The Ideal Mobile.

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The Huawei P20 Press Release

PARIS, March 27, 2018: At an exclusive launch event held today at the iconic Grand Palais, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group unveiled the much-anticipated HUAWEI P20 and 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, HUAWEI 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.

  • 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 Stabilization), a powerful AI stabilization technology;
  • A timeless design with barely-there bezels and all-new gradient colors;
  • Ultimate performance, featuring the NPU on Kirin 970 and EMUI 8.1 based on Android™ 8.1 for a premium and smooth user experience.

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 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 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 just 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 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.

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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.

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