It was only last week when Huawei officially introduced the new Huawei P20 series, and here we are now at the Malaysian launch of these two phones. Retailing from RM2,599, these are very competitively priced flagship devices with impressive camera systems to boot.
Out of the two phones, the P20 Pro is the star of the show. It comes with a 6.1-inch 18.7:9 Full HD+ OLED display – complete with a notch at the top – a Huawei Kirin 970 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a 24MP front-facing shooter, and a sizeable 4,000mAh battery. On top of these, the Pro is also IP67-rated.
But what’s particularly impressive about the P20 Pro is its Leica triple-camera system. Made up of a whopping 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome shooter, and an 8MP telephoto lens, the Pro can do 5x hybrid zoom and shoot at up to 102,400 ISO. The camera performance itself, based on our camera comparison, is very promising too.
As for the standard P20, it’s quite well-equipped as well. For the most part, it has similar hardware as the higher-end Pro, aside from a smaller 5.8-inch RGBW Full HD+ display, less RAM at 4GB, and a 3,400mAh battery. Its rear cameras, on the other hand, are 12MP RGB + 20MP monochrome shooters, which can do 960fps video recording at 720p – much like the Pro model.
The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro will be available in Malaysia from 6 April onwards; there will be roadshows happening in Sunway Pyramid and Sunway Carnival Mall, Penang to celebrate the launch. As for retail prices, the P20 goes for RM2,599, while the P20 Pro is priced at RM3,299 – very competitive price tags.