Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Bucket Tech: Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

Paris, France yesterday played host to the international launch of Huawei's new flagship smartphones the P20 and P20 Pro. With the local launch just a week away, lets take a look at what we know about the phone from yesterday's press briefing. The much talked about aspect has to be triple lens technology which is available on the P20 Pro, again Huawei brought in the expertise from Leica to help develop this camera, giving users not only 100% true natural colour representation on the picture but with also less chance of of a blurred image thanks to the third lens. Huawei say with this new technology, when using the P20 Pro to take pics on the run, there is a minimal chance of you having to retaking due to a shaky hand or rushed capture, the camera features 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoon and "best-in-class" 10x digital zoom. With the P20 still having dual-lens technology, the camera system has been updated to provide a crisper capture. Both phones can also record video in super slow motion, at 960fps. "With the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, anyone can take professional pictures on their smartphone" - Richard Yu (Huawei Consumer CEO). Moving to the front, the device has a 24MP front facing camera, so you know selfies on this phone is going to be good. 

The overall design on the phone has changed with Huawei opting for a bezeless body, and full view screen. The P20 Pro has a 6.1 inch AMOLED display, with 6GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery. The chipset powering the device is the Kirin 970 processor with integrated AI features, which aids in the triple-lens camera system. The P20 boasts similar features with an extended bezel-less RGBW display and with the same chipset with AI functionality. Colour options for the device, Twilight, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue and Black is what you get to chose from. There will also be a P20 Lite version and Huawei took the opportunity yesterday to launch the Mate RS Porsche Design, both of which we will bring you more information of next week after the local launch. 

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