HUAWEI is one of the companies that is constantly trying to one-up themselves when it comes to innovation. The HUAWEI P10 when it was launched garnered worldwide attention for its photography capabilities that the company even organised a photography competition for pictures taken using their very own devices. They have decided to kickstart their year with the P20 series with improved hardware and software to improve the everyman’s capabilities of taking better shots with their smartphone.
The P20 series comes in P20 and P20 Pro. Currently for HUAWEI Malaysia, there are no plans to bring in the P20 Lite, but we might see it on a later date. The P20 sports a 5.8-inch Full HD LCD display, and runs on a HUAWEI Kirin 970 chipset that houses the AI needed to perform various automated tasks on the device. For local markets, we’ll be getting the P20 with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device is also powered with a 3,400 mAh battery. For the star of the show, the P20 is equipped with a dual-lens rear camera setup of 12-megapixel (RGB) + 20-megapixel (Mono). For the front camera, you can spot a 24-megapixel shooter for all your selfie and wefie needs.
For most of the launch, we’ve been exposed to the myths of truths behind a photography-centric smartphone. Mr. Luke Au, the Marketing Director of HUAWEI Malaysia gave us a quick run down on what the P20 Pro is capable of. HUAWEI is also teaming up with the Malaysian Association for the Blind, to give visually impaired a chance of showing off what they see. Utilising the AI capable device, they are able to take photographs showcasing their view of the world.
As mentioned, the P20 Pro is an absolute beast when it comes to taking pictures. It is the world’s first triple rear camera smartphone, and it features a setup of 40-megapixel (RGB) + 20-megapixel (Mono) + 8-megapixel (Telephoto) lens. A similar 24-megapixel front camera can be seen on this device as well. When taking pictures, you will be assisted with the built-in AI to do various things. The AI can automatically detect what you are trying to shoot, such as Scenery or Food. It will also give you tips on framing and making sure that your subject is in focus. Speaking of focus, the device will also utilise AI to predict your subject’s movement, making sure that they will be in focus when you take the shot. The P20 Pro comes with a larger 6.1-inch Full HD OLED display, runs on a HUAWEI Kirin 970 processor, and has 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage. Battery wise, it has a 4,000 mAh battery to keep it going for a full day.
Currently in Malaysia, the P20 and P20 Pro will cost you RM2,599 and RM3,299 respectively. The devices will be available on the 6th of April, and comes in three colour variants of: Black, Midnight Blue and Pink Gold. Surprisingly, the Twilight variant is missing. In a Q&A Session with HUAWEI representatives, they mentioned that the spectacular colour MIGHT arrive locally if the consumers are interested. We’re not sure if this is a miscalculated move from HUAWEI’s part, but if they’d just launch the P20 Series with the Twilight colour variant, it might gather even more buzz for its unique colour. But who are we to judge business decisions anyway. Both devices will also be running on Android 8.1 right out the box with EMUI 8.1 on top.
In commemoration with the launch of the P20 Series, HUAWEI will be organising a roadshow from the 6th to 8th of April at LG Floor, Blue Concourse in Sunway Pyramid to show off their devices to the masses. Customers can win attractive prices of up to RM999 with rewards and prizes such a HUAWEI Bluetooth headphone, and even a Canon printer! Saving the best for last, owners of the P20 series will part of the HUAWEI Rewards program, that grants them a wide variety of rewards from a plethora of brands.