Huawei likely to unveil P20, P20 on April 24 India Launch
As we had reported earlier on our blog, Huawei is likely to unveil P20, P20 Pro on April 24 in India launch. This comes roughly three weeks after unveiling the pair globally. The Chinese brand has sent out media invites for a launch event it is hosting on April 24, though it does not mention which device will be showcased. The P20 Pro has a triple-rear camera setup as its highlight, while the P20 is its smaller variant with dual rear cameras.
There’s not much to gather from the invite, which does not include details such as the timing and venue details of the launch event. India pricing of the two smartphones will be announced at the unveiling.
Huawei P20, P20 Pro specifications and features
Both the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are dual-SIM smartphones that run EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. They also support Google ARCore and a deeply customised Google Assistant. Both smartphones are also powered by the octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC (four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.36 GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz) complete with a dedicated NPU (neural processing unit). The NPU provides the AI chops to the phone, and is also said to provide up to 60 percent better system response speed, and up to 50 percent smoother operation. It also offers AI-based noise removal on call. The company also touted NPU acceleration for Android Messages, the new Google-made RCS-based default messaging app on the Huawei phones. The Huawei P20 has 4 GB of RAM, while the P20 Pro has 6 GB RAM. Both have 128GB of inbuilt storage. Both phones come with a 360-degree Face Unlock feature, said to unlock the smartphones in as little as 0.6 seconds.
The Huawei P20 sports a 5.8-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2244 pixels) RGBW Full View display, with the W standing for White, and meant to provide better sunlight legibility. The display is said to have a peak brightness of 770 nits, which Huawei says is 23 percent brighter than iPhone X. The white elements are also said to provide better power consumption. The company also said the P20 has same size of display as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the iPhone X, however, it is said to have significantly larger display real estate thanks to smaller bezels and the smaller ‘notch’ design. It also sports a home button that supports ‘edgeless fingerprint’. There is also gesture support on the home button, such as short tap for back, long tap for home, and swiping left or right for multi-tasking.
The Huawei P20 Pro sports a 6.1-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2240 pixels) OLED Full View display, said to have a 1:1,000,000 contrast ratio and a 105 percent colour gamut. Both smartphones are said to have ‘natural tone displays’, comfortable for all light conditions. It otherwise bears the same home button, bezel, and notch design as the P20.
Huawei says the P20 has an IP53 rating for dust and water resistance. It runs on a 3400 mAh battery, despite being just 7.65 mm thick, the company said, providing up to 75 hours of continuous music playback. The Huawei P20 Pro on the other hand has an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, and is powered by a 4000mAh battery despite being just 7.8mm thick, providing up to 89 hours of music playback. Both batteries support Huawei SuperCharge fast charging that is said to deliver 58 percent in just 30 minutes. It is also said to be a safe fast charging method.
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