It wasn’t just Apple that introduced news today.
After Xiaomi, Huawei, one of the smartphone manufacturers that has risen the most in recent times, presented its latest weapons for the war of pocket computers. The P20 family brings everything expected from a flagship in 2018: state-of-the-art components, abundance of memory, almost borderless screen and… yes, a characteristic cutout (notch).
There are two, the new line devices: the P20 it’s the P20 Pro, top-of-the-line; let’s focus on the latter, which is impressive for a number of factors. The main one? Its system, produced in partnership with Leica, with three (yes, 3!) Rear cameras, one of them with 40 (!) Megapixels. The others are a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and an 8MP telephoto lens. With that, we have the best of all worlds – greater light capture with the black-and-white sensor and optical zoom capabilities, as in recent iPhones.
Huawei’s efforts seem to have had an effect: the P20 Pro has taken the Samsung Galaxy S9 + crown as the best smartphone camera ever evaluated by DxO Labs, with an incredible 109 points in the DxOMark test. Let’s see some comparisons made by scientists (click on the images to enlarge):
In addition to the super-powerful camera, the P20 Pro features a 6.1-inch OLED screen, Kirin 970 processor (produced by Huawei itself), 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a 4,000mAh battery. The fingerprint sensor is in the front, squeezed into the tiny bottom edge of the device, and we have no output signal for headphones here – the only physical connection to the outside world is the USB-C port. Also very interesting is the design of the pet, with a glass back end equipped with a beautiful gradient that breaks the traditional conventions of smartphone design.
Not to mention that I didn’t mention the flowers, the “ordinary” P20 is also a very respectable device, with a 5.8 inch LCD screen and dual camera system (here, without the monochrome lens). The processor and storage capacity are the same, as well as the (unfortunate) absence of the 3.5mm output; here we only have (?) 4GB of RAM, however.
Ah, there’s more: if the P20 Pro is not enough for your hunger for luxury and power, Huawei will also launch a special version of the device in partnership with Porsche. The call Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS brings a screen with an even higher resolution (2880 × 1440 pixels, against the Full HD + panel of the more “modest” brother), 256GB or 512GB of storage and a second digital reader, embedded in the screen itself – because of that, the secondary reader was moved to the back in this version.
All devices run Android 8.1 “Oreo” and will hit the market on April 12… but not in the United States, due to Huawei’s problems with the American government. In Europe, however, they will cost € 650 (P20), € 900 (P20 Pro) and – take a deep breath – € 2,100 (Porsche). Did they salivate?
via The Verge