Hauwei launches P20 smartphone with a world first triple camera setup

Even the P20 Pro misses out on this, giving a little more for the Porsche Design model. In a recent briefing with reporters, Yu said the upcoming P20 will be "much better" than the iPhone X. Yu claimed Huawei, which is the third-biggest smartphone player by market share, could become the second-largest "within one to two years".

"P20" with 5.8-inch screen features a Leica dual camera and "P20 Pro" with 6.1 inch screen comes with Leica triple camera and 5x Hybrid Zoom. The screen resolution will be 2240×1080 pixels. P20 has 4GB RAM and P20 Pro has 6GB of it. Both flagship devices have received the highest overall scores from DxO test lab and are considered to be the best camera smartphones for 2018.

Flip around the phone, and you'll notice a triple-lens camera setup from the P20 Pro.

Huawei's new tri-camera implementation features a 40MP f/1.8 RGB sensor paired with a 20MP f/1.6 monochrome sensor and an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom.

That's where the whole "RS" naming scheme comes from, as Porsche's RS models do also cost a pretty penny, and this could potentially give those new auto owners a new phone to go with their purchase.

On the front panel, it features a 24 Megapixel of selfie shooter camera as Secondary Camera for the selfie lovers. The P20 Lite, on the other hand, gets a 16MP camera. The phone runs on Android 8.1 with EMUI 8.1 customOS from Huawei. The phone is powered by a 4000 Li-Po non-removable battery and is also the first phone from Huawei's stable which supports quick wireless charging. Physically, this phone measures 155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm, and weighs in at 180g. It is also equipped with a 3,000 mAh battery that can accommodate 13 hours of video playback, 58 hours of music, and 20 days standby time. It's a FullView display comes with a top notch. It also features a portrait lighting effect similar to that of the iPhone X.

Smartphones can get expensive, but they rarely offer so many features that they break the $2K mark, and yet that's what Huawei is doing with its latest collaboration with Porsche. There is also an LED flash light available for low light photography. Coming to the camera, we have a triple camera setup here. It gets you the flawless selfies and you can make HD video calls and can record quality videos through the selfie-shooter camera of the device. Brand new to Huawei's advanced camera system is 4D predictive focus, predicting moving objects and focusing on them with extreme efficiency to capture minute detail.

The P20 has an IP53 rating for dust and water resistance while Huawei P20 Pro has an IP67 rating. The device also has slow motion feature.

The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will soon benefit from the launch of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro. The P20 has gone on sale at Euro 649 (approx Rs 52,300) while the P20 Pro comes with a premium price tag of Euro 899 (approx Rs 72,300) and will go on sale from April 6. The Porsche Design model with 512 GB of storage costs 2,095 euros.

  • Carolyn Briggs