Huawei just unveiled its latest P series smartphones here in Paris, France. As expected, the series include the P20 and P20 Pro, and these two smartphones have arguably one of the best smartphone cameras Huawei and Leica have ever produced, including a huge 40MP sensor.
Of course, only the P20 Pro feature the 40MP “revolutionary” RGB sensor, which is a part of the phone’s triple-camera system. As far as we know, this is a legitimate 40MP sensor with no software trick to achieve the high pixel count. On top of that, the Pro’s two other cameras are a 20MP monochrome shooter and an 8MP telephoto camera, which allows for 5x hybrid zoom.
Another very interesting feature of the P20 Pro is its ISO sensitivity – it can shoot at up to a whopping ISO 102,400, beating Sony who showcased a prototype camera module that can shoot at 51,200 ISO back at MWC 2018. Oh, the Pro can also record videos at 960fps, though this is only limited to 720p.
Other specifications of the P20 Pro include a 6.1-inch 18.7:9 Full HD+ display (complete with a notch at the top of the display), a Huawei Kirin 970 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of non-expandable storage, a 24MP front-facing camera, IP67 rating, a generous 4,000mAh battery, and EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
And then we have the more affordable device of the two, the standard P20. Unlike the Pro variant, the regular P20 features a more modest 12MP RGB + 20MP monochrome dual-camera system, but it does share the Pro’s 960fps slow motion video recording and 24MP selfie camera. It also has a 5.8-inch RGBW Full HD+ display, a Kirin 970 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of non-expandable storage, and a 3,400mAh battery. Just like the Pro model, the P20 doesn’t feature a headphone jack either.
The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are expected to arrive in Malaysia “very soon.” After all, the P20 has already been registered with SIRIM. Rest assured, we’ll keep a close eye on the Malaysian availability – and local retail prices – of these two phones.