Earlier this week Huawei launched their brand new handsets in a global event held in Paris, and I was lucky enough to be able to attend in person and check out the devices.
The exclusive event was held at the iconic Grand Palais, and the much anticipated P20 and P20 Pro were officially announced by Richard Yu – CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group.
Along with the P20 series, Huawei also unveiled the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS (Race Sport). This continues its collaboration with the exclusive luxury brand, with the device featuring Porsche’s signature design aesthetic and Huawei’s cutting-edge technology and craftsmanship.
The P20 series features a striking, fashion-forward aesthetic which is completely symmetrical from the front. Both the P20 and P20 Pro come in brand new, exclusive colours, Twilight and Pink Gold which have been achieved by applying several layers of NVCM (Non-conductive Vacuum Metalising) optical coatings underneath the glass back, which creates the gradual change of hue. Both devices are also available in Black and Midnight Blue – both of which look absolutely stunning.
The 5.8-inch screen of the P20 and 6.1-inch screen of the P20 Pro feature thin bezels and an impressive screen-to-body ratio for a great viewing experience no matter what you’re doing.
The P20 Pro features a Leica triple lens camera with the highest total pixel count on any smartphone in the market. The camera configuration is comprised of a 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP sensor with telephoto lens. It also features a colour temperature sensor for better colour reproduction.
On the P20 you’ll find a dual lens Leica camera featuring a 12MP lens and 20MP monochrome lens.
The P20 series support six-axis stabilisation and 960fps super slow motion and manages to capture video with superb detail. With Ultra Snapshot mode, the devices can capture an image in as little as 0.3 seconds by just double clicking down the volume button, even when the screen is off.
Over the coming days and weeks I’ll be continuing to use the P20 Pro with a full-review coming soon, so be sure to check back to see what I think of the latest Huawei handsets.