Even as its online focused sub-brand Honor was actively launching smartphones in India, while Huawei took the backseat. The company introduced its last flagship device, the P9 in India in August 2016 and since then it has been almost two years since Huawei introduced its flagship series in India. The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus never made to the Indian market either. But not anymore as the brand is bringing its latest flagship device, the Huawei P20 Pro along with P20 Lite in India on April 24.
Both the smartphones come loaded with some impressive specifications, but it is the Huawei P20 Pro that will the showstopper. This is the first smartphone that is equipped with three rear cameras along with top-of-the-line hardware and it comes with some extra smartness, thanks to the Artificial Intelligence (AI). But is it really that great? Here are our top five Huawei P20 features.
Look at those cameras!
Huawei has been one of those few brands that have pushed the boundaries of camera performance as well as features. It was surely one of the early adopters of the dual-camera setup too. But now with Huawei P20 Pro, the company is all set to lead the camera stakes. The latest smartphone features triple-camera setup with Leica branding, which is a first in a smartphone. The top houses an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 52mm focal length. Then there is a 40-megapixel RGB sensor with f/1.8 aperture and focal length of 28mm and lastly, there is a 20-megapixel monochrome lens with f/1.6 aperture. This is not it, the smartphone also features 5x digital zoom, which is possible with 3x optical zoom from the telephoto lens and 2x digital zoom from the main 40-megapixel sensor.
Further, the smartphone bears 4-way hybrid autofocus system including laser depth, contrast and phase detection. All this together should ideally translate into some killer camera performance. Plus, the 4D predictive focus for tracking moving objects and largest pixel size (combing four pixels into one to create 2-micron pixel size) the low-light performance of the Huawei P20 Pro will be something to forward to.
Glassy yet classy
The latest flagship device features a glass design, which gives a premium look. Huawei has been known for rolling some interesting range of colours for its flagship device and this time as well the company has introduced a new yet interesting colour option for its latest flagship device. Known as Twilight, which basically comes with a combination of several colours and the gradient finish will surely grab attention from all angles. In fact, in some circles, the twilight option has even been called the most beautiful phone out there!
Immersive display with a notch
The Huawei P20 Pro does feature a bezel-less display, and yes, it does come with an Apple iPhone X-like notch. The smartphone comes loaded with a 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a screen resolution of 2244 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:7:9. The phone delivers a pixel density of 408 PPI. Interestingly, the company has given an option to hide the notch, which is surely a welcome move.
The device is powered by an octa-core Kirin 970 processor along with Mali-G72 GPU. The phone is backed by a 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and it is backed by a 4000mAh battery with fast charging support. The Huawei P20 Pro supports USB Type-C port, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, dual-SIM and GPS. The hardware specifications are at par with the rest of the competition and it would be interesting to see whether it will be able to challenge the likes of Samsung Galaxy S9+ and Apple iPhone X.
The Huawei P20 Pro features a dedicated NPU for AI applications. Just like Honor View 10 or Mate 10 series, this smartphone also comes with AI-assisted camera features. The Master AI feature automatically identify more than 500 scenarios in 19 categories. The AI also enhances the picture brightness and saturation to give a more refined look. The company claims that the artificial intelligence helps in reducing blurriness with a combination of digital and optical zoom. Further, the image stabilization technology allows you take some detailed low-light with long exposure without needing to use a tripod.
So there you have it. The P20 certainly seems to have all bases covered, and a little more, thanks to the triple camera setup. LIke us, we would advise you to keep an eye on the formal launch and hands-on report on April 24.