Huawei P20 Pro first look: A truly ambitious phone with a 40-megapixel camera

Key Features

  • 6.1-inch OLED FHD+
  • Kirin 970
  • 6GB RAM/128GB storage
  • 40MP + 20MP monochrome + 8MP telephoto camera
  • 24MP selfie camera
  • 4000mAh battery
  • EMUI 8.1

Announced the Huawei P20, the P20 Pro comes with a much higher spec, including three cameras on the rear that are set to be a big part of the marketing for the new handset.

The Huawei P20 Pro mobile features a 6.1″ (15.49 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2240 pixels and runs on Android v8.1 (Oreo) operating system. The device is powered by Octa core (2.36 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) processor paired with 6 GB of RAM. As far as the battery is concerned it has 4000 mAh.

Rear camera is concerned this mobile has a 40 MP camera CMOS sensor supporting a resolution of 7360 x 4912 Pixels and the front snapper is powered by a CMOS sensor. Other sensors include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope. So, does it have a fingerprint sensor.

 For graphical performance that can make games run smoothly, this phone has got a Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. On board storage is at 128 GB with the option to expand the memory by Yes Up to 256 GB. Design is one of the most important factors when it comes to mobiles. This phone is 7.8 mm slim and weighs 180 grams.



Design and display

Huawei P20 Pro first look A trulwith a 40-megapixel camera

The Huawei P20 Pro is one of the best looking and best built phones the company has ever made. the P20 Pro features a glass back that sits comfortably in the hand. It has rounded edges on the rear so it nicely sits in your palm, and it feels like the optimum size for a smartphone.

The P20 Pro features a glass back that sits comfortably in the hand. It has rounded edges on the rear so it nicely sits in your palm, and it feels like the optimum size for a smartphone.

If you want to use wired headsets with the phone, you’ll have to use a dongle that’ll be included in the box.

Color options are black and midnight blue for the standard design, while there’s a ‘gradient’ finish on both the twilight and pink gold options. That’s Huawei’s name for the finish, which shows a spectrum of colors depending on what angle you’re looking at the device from, and the lighting.

The P20 Pro has a huge 6.1-inch 18:9 aspect ratio OLED display packs a FHD+ resolution and can be customised in a number of ways to tweak the colour balance. At the top of the screen is the notch, which houses the front-facing camera and speaker.




Performance and specs

Inside the Huawei P20 Pro there’s a Kirin 970 chipset. That chipset includes a neural processing unit, which Huawei is putting a big focus on for both the P20 and P20 Pro, as it’s at the heart of the artificial intelligence features inside the new phones.

It comes with a huge 6GB of RAM working away behind the scenes and 128GB of storage, so you should have plenty of space for all your media and apps.

 



Camera

The highlight feature here is the camera. Actually, it’s the three cameras that sit proud vertically along the super-shiny rear of the device. The main RGB sensor has 40 – yes, 40 – megapixels and is paired with a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and an 8-megapixel telephoto version. It’s an impressive setup specs-wise, and it’s the first time in some time that we’ve seen a manufacturer bother to switch from the now standard 12-megapixel sensor.

Huawei has built numerous cameras with both a color and black and white sensor working in tandem to get photos with improved depth and definition, and now that telephoto lens will also let you zoom with no loss of image quality.

There’s a new colour temperature sensor for accurately detecting the light around you, 5x hybrid zoom, and something Huawei calls ‘Master Stabilisation’, which uses the ‘AI’ features of the Kirin 970 to smartly keep the camera steady.

There’s a huge 24MP selfie shooter on the front of the phone, but we’ve not had much opportunity to play around with it yet to discover how it compares to other front-facing cameras.



Early verdict

The Huawei P20 Pro is putting such a big focus on the camera improvements that the other elements of the phone seem comparatively limited in terms of upgrades.

The Mate 10 Pro was a great phone, but this has the potential to be even better.

 It’s a shame then that the smaller P20 lacks some of the features seen in the Pro model. It should be obvious to all that it’s the larger P20 Pro that’s the real P-series flagship for 2018.

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  1. […] The Huawei P20 Pro mobile features a 6.1″ (15.49 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2240 pixels and runs on Android v8.1 (Oreo) operating system. The device is powered by Octa core (2.36 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) processor paired with 6 GB of RAM. Sensors include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope. […]

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