Huawei is bringing its flagship triple camera smartphone, the Huawei P20 Pro to the Indian market next week. Huawei has sent out media invites for an event to be held on April 24, and the invite confirmed the launch of P20 Pro. The Chinese company used its trademark ‘SEE MOOORE’ tagline on the invite, which was also used during the global launch of the smartphone last month. That said, the company did not mention about the phones it’s going to unveil, but it’s expected that the Huawei P20 Lite and P20 Pro will be launched in the country, ignoring the regular P20. But nothing is confirmed from Huawei yet, so we have to wait until April 24 to check out what the company is up to.
The highlight of the Huawei P20 Pro is the triple camera setup at the back. The P20 Pro is industry’s first smartphone with Leica branded triple rear camera setup. It packs a 40MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 20MP monochrome sensor with f/1.6 aperture and an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. The phone is also capable of recording slow-motion videos of 960fps at 720p quality. There are several other AI-based software tricks inside the phone, which makes the P20 Pro special when compared to the Galaxy S9+. Several international publications confirmed that the cameras on the P20 Pro are capable as Huawei claims, but sometimes they fall short of the competition. A 24MP selfie shooter is present on the front.
The device comes in a gorgeous Twilight colour option, and Huawei might be introducing the same colour option in the Indian market too. Other specifications of the P20 Pro includes the 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display, HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage, no 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C audio, front-facing fingerprint scanner and a 4000mAh battery. And yes, all the three Huawei P20 models sport a notch on top.
Coming to the Huawei P20 Lite, it’s a better Honor 9 Lite smartphone with a notch and better cameras. The P20 Lite has a 5.84-inch Full HD+ display, Kirin 659 SoC, 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of ROM, 16MP primary rear camera paired with a secondary 2MP sensor, 16MP front-facing camera, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 3000mAh battery.
As of now, we don’t have any information about the pricing of the smartphones. The Huawei P20 Lite, if launches in India could be priced aggressively, maybe around Rs 15,000 price point because Huawei is selling three Kirin 659 SoC smartphones between Rs 11,000 to Rs 18,000. So we won’t be surprised if Huawei launches it around the Rs 15,000 price point aiming at users who’re looking for a good-looking device under Rs 20,000.
Coming to the Huawei P20 Pro, it could be priced aggressively as well- maybe at Rs 39,999 for the base 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The Twilight colour option will, of course, be priced a bit higher.
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