Huawei has re-entered into the Indian flagship market with the Huawei P20 Pro that was unveiled last month. Huawei caught everyone’s attention while launching the device because it’s the world’s first device with triple cameras and the company introduced a new colour variant called Twilight Blue. Sadly, Huawei did not launch the Twilight Blue colour variant of the P20 Pro in India, but the other two colour options- Black and Blue are launched in the sub-continent. The P20 Pro carries a whopping price tag of Rs 64,999, and it will be exclusively available on Amazon India starting May 3. Huawei stated that the launch offers would be detailed at a later date before the first sale.
The Huawei P20 Pro surely packs great tech, but the pricing is on the steeper side. The P20 Pro is powered by the same HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, which we earlier saw on the Honor View 10 smartphone. The Honor View 10 price in India is just Rs 29,999, and with the P20 Pro’s price tag, you can get two Honor View 10’s. But yeah, you’ll get a notched display, triple cameras and a beefy battery to back them all with the P20 Pro.
Moving onto the specifications of the Huawei P20 Pro, it packs a 6.1-inch OLED display with a resolution of Full HD+. As stated, under the hood, it has the Kirin 970 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. And the device doesn’t offer a microSD card slot. The front of the phone is dominated by the display, but at the top, we get the notch, same as the one seen on the Apple iPhone X, but a smaller sized one. The P20 Pro also has a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, which is a rarity because the device has a notch and comes with a chin too.
The USP of the Huawei P20 Pro is, of course, the triple cameras at the back. The front of the phone houses a 24MP selfie shooter and the rear side of the phone has a 40MP colour sensor, a 20MP black & white sensor and an 8MP optically stabilised telephoto lens. The 40MP one is an RGB sensor which can capture super crisp images with a ton of details, while the telephoto lens provides up to 5X digital zoom. The phone offers various features such as Portrait mode, long-exposure shots, a 4D predictive focus which locks focus on moving subjects, 3D portrait lighting and more.
Huawei claims that the phone comes with AIS software stabilisation for shake-less video footage. And the rear camera is capable of recording 960fps slow-motion videos at 720p resolution, still can’t beat Sony in this regard. Other features include the Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.1 skin on top. It also has support for Google AR Core. This package is backed by a 4000mAh unit, which is by far the largest battery capacity seen on any flagship devices in recent times.
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