Huawei P20 Smartphone Officially Announced With Triple Camera

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens


It's been no shrouded that the flagship Huawei P20 was going to be unveiled today but until now, the specs and design of the new smartphones were just what was circulating on rumour puts but we now have the official specs, pricing and all of the other details you'll need to decide if the Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro is the device for you. 

Richard Yu, CEO at Huawei Consumer Enterprise Group, is currently on stage in Paris where he's introducing the new Huawei smartphone line-up which Huawei is describing as 'a photography resumption' that's Powered by AI, as the Mate 10 Pro is, and co-engineered with Leica. 

Huawei's vision for smartphones has each been to create ultra-slim smartphones that have a beautiful design and the best cameras possible and this theme has continued with the P20 class. 

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are designed with photography in mind. In fact, Richard Yu has even gone as far to say it's designed for 'professional photography' something we'll get out when we put the new device to the test. 

Backing this statement up is the triple lens camera built into the Huawei P20 Pro. The main 40MP camera headlines a f/1.8-aperture lens with 27mm equivalent focal length and is powered by a 1/1.73" RGB sensor. The second camera has 20MP, attributes a f/1.6-aperture lens with 27mm equivalent focal length and has a monochrome sensor so you can shoot better black & white images and it also labourers with low light. The final camera is 8MP, powered by an RGB sensor and features a f/2.4-aperture lens with 80mm equivalent focal length. This third camera also has OIS and 5x composite zoom is built in. More impressively, the Huawei P20 Pro outputs 10MP images by using the 40MP sensor and combining the pixels to produce the image. This can give optical zoom (cropped) and the telephoto lens also creates 10MP images, equivalent to 80mm. Plus, you can shoot handheld images with exposures up to 6 seconds long without shake spoiling your shots! 

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The camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or erected into the Huawei P20 doesn't have three lenses but you do get a dual-lens camera. The main camera features 12MP, a 1/2.3″ RGB sensor and f/1.8 opening with a 27mm equivalent focal length. The second camera features a monochrome sensor the broadest definition, a sensor is a device, module, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment, f/1.6 aperture and a focal length that's 27mm peer. 

Both smartphones feature a 24MP selfie camera that also has various beauty functions built in, including 3D portrait lighting that's pure similar to the effects you find on the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus. Plus, as multiple cameras are built in, both smartphones are capable of blurring backgrounds to design bokeh. 

The screen on the Huawei P20 Pro measures 6.1" but the bezel remains small so no extra bulk is added to the smartphone. The concealment is actually bigger than the screen found on the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S9 and the top notch on the screen, where the speaker sits, is much smaller in estimate than the one found on the iPhone X. The screen on the P20 is slightly smaller at 5.8" but it's nowhere near tiny. 

When it reprimand to power, the P20 Pro has a larger battery (4000mAh) than what's found in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X plus, the overall design of the smartphone is slimmer, too. The P20 battery is measure smaller than the one found in the P20 Pro. 

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As you'd expect, both smartphones are water and dust resistant and both capture 4K video with stabilisation. The P20 Pro can also collar slo-mo video at 720p. 

Other new features include a change to the fingerprint button which is now used for navigation as well as unlocking the phones and 360-degree veneer confront unlock is built-in. 

Both the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro will be available in Twilight, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue and Black. The Huawei P20 Series wish be available to buy in the UK in April and to pre-order from today, from retailers including Carphone Warehouse and EE. Pricing varies between retailers. 


Huawei P20 Pro Sampling Photos

Photographer Helen Christensen has partnered with Huawei to shoot a gallery of portraits with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel the P20 Pro and you can assess the images below. 


Huawei P20 Pro Other sample images



Also announced, the Porsche Conspiracy Huawei Mate RS



As well the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, Porsche has teamed up with Huawei to announce the Huawei Mate RS. 

The Huawei Breed RS features a Leica triple camera with 40MP, an innovative in-screen fingerprint sensor and the world's first Artificial Discernment (AI) processor. The phone has a 6" 2K curved OLED screen, a symmetrical look and is constructed from glass. It's also splash, soda water and dust resistant and thanks to the glass construction, supports wireless charging. 

The Huawei Mate RS is available in black and comes with a leather phone holder. Pricing and availability TBC. 

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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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