Tri-camera HUAWEI P20 Pro to sell for €899 — prices and specifications revealed ahead of launch!
If you have been anticipating HUAWEI’s imminent P20 series, we have here the list of specifications as well as pricing in the birthplace of Leica, ahead of its launch in Paris. The specifications were leaked out by Saturn, a German retailer. We are seeing some specifications we like, and some we don’t, but hey, you be the judge.
HUAWEI P20 Pro
Starting off with the HUAWEI P20 Pro, we are seeing a 6.1″ 2240 x 1080 display. This has already been indicated in earlier rumors, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise. The triple camera is also here, with a 40MP + 20MP + 8MP setup. Leaks point to the 40MP camera being the primary shooter, while the 20MP handles monochrome and the 8MP will tout a new feature in HUAWEI’s lineup, telephoto lens, reportedly capable of 3x optical zoom. The Kirin 970 makes a return here, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Keeping the lights on is a 4000 mAh battery and we are also seeing the HUAWEI P20 Pro walk out of the stable with EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The price is a cool €899 (~RM4336.73), setting a new benchmark for HUAWEI’s pricing, if we are to look past their overpriced Porsche Design models. The HUAWEI P20 Pro also sports a new Twilight color option, which might be some sort of an iridescent finishing.
The HUAWEI P20 doesn’t see too much of an upgrade in the camera department, once again sporting the same ol’ 20MP + 12MP dual camera setup. It will feature the f/1.6 optics that debuted on the HUAWEI Mate 10 series. The screen is smaller at 5.8″ but features the same resolution. You also get the same Kirin 970 and 128GB of storage. The RAM has been reduced to just 4GB though, and the battery is smaller at 3400 mAh. For all of this, HUAWEI will be charging €649 (~RM3130.74).
HUAWEI P20 Lite
Despite rumors of a new mid-range Kirin chipset is in the works, the HUAWEI P20 Lite still sports the ageing Kirin 659. Surprisingly the screen is bigger at 5.84″, and packs an extra 40 pixels on the long side, coming up to a resolution of 2280 x 1080. The dual-camera setup is shared with their mid-range devices like the HUAWEI nova 2i, with a 16MP primary camera supported by a 2MP secondary camera responsible for depth detection. Also, no Leica here. There is 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a 3000 mAh battery to keep things running. It is relatively more affordable at €369 (~RM1780.04) but these here are last year’s specifications, aside from the new screen.
If you are still anticipating the launch, do check out the livestream above which will go live in a few hours.
Pokdepinion: The HUAWEI P20 Pro seems pretty interesting overall, aside from the chipset. The HUAWEI P20 Lite on the other hand seems like a bad way to whip a dead horse.