The Huawei P20 Pro, company’s 2018 flagship has made a debut in the Indian market. Huawei is putting a lot emphasize on camera this year than ever before and this is one exciting phone.
While the dual cameras have just become a standard across phones of all budgets, the Huawei P20 is the first to come equipped with three. It’s also the first Android phone to have as large as 40MP sensor onboard. There’s another 20MP monochrome sensor and 8MP telephoto sensor.
Designwise the Huawei P20 Pro embrace the notch design with thin bezels. The shell is made up of curved 3D glass and color options such as Twilight and Pink Gold take looks to a completely new level. Its also IP67 rated water and dust resistant. Huawei has done away with 3.5mm audio jack. You do get USB TypeC headphones with the phone and Huawei is also generous enough to pack USB TypeC to 3.5mm converter in the box in case you want to use your own. It retains the front-facing fingerprint sensor.
Huawei P20 Pro is still sticking to FHD+ resolution for its display. The P20 Pro has a 6.1 inch OLED unit with a pixel density of 408 PPI.
The Huawei 20 Pro gets Kirin 970 octa-core processor with an additional NPU (Neural Processing Unit) that pumps in additional AI features. The P20 Pro gets 6GB/128GB RAM/storage.
The fuel for all these comes from a 4,000 mAh battery on P20 Pro.
What has also arrived is the Huawei P20 Lite, younger sibling to the P20 Pro. The Huawei P20 Lite being a tuned down version loses out on a lot of features that the Pro variant has. That’s understandable as it is also 3 times cheaper.
First, instead of triple cameras, it has to make do with usual dual camera setup consisting of a 12MP primary sensor and 20MP monochrome sensor. On the front, you get a 24MP selfie camera.
While the design is similar with the notch, the fingerprint sensor has been shifted to the back. It also lacks the IP67 water and dust resistance its elder sibling has. This one also doesn’t feature 3.5mm audio jack and relies on USB TypeC to stream audio. Its 5.8-inch display boasts about 428ppi density.
The P20 Lite has Kirin 659 processor mated 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The Huawei P20 gets a 3,000 mAh battery.
The pricing is where it gets all real. The Huawei P20 Pro asks for Rs.64,999 of your hard earned money. That’s the first time any Huawei phone has been priced so high. The P20 Lite, on the other hand, costs just Rs.19,999, less than 1/3rd of Pro’s price. The Huawei P20 Pro will be directly competing with iPhone 8 and X along Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG V30. Both the phones will go on sale 3rd May onwards on Amazon India.