Huawei’s new flagship phones are oozing with modern styling including slim bezels and a notch for the front-facing camera. But it’s the cameras on the back that really makes the Huawei P20 Pro stand out.
This is the first phones to feature 3 rear cameras rather than one or two. And that’s just part of what makes the camera system special.
Huawei is also launching a new dual-camera phone called the P20.
As expected, the Huawei P20 Pro has a Leica camera system consisting of:
- 40MP f/1.8 primary camera
- 8MP 3X telephoto f/2.4 lens
- 20MP mono f/1.6 lens
Between those cameras, you can shoot high-res photos, snap pictures with up to 5X hybrid zoom, and adjust depth effects for blurred backgrounds. There’s also a 4-way autofocus system that uses phase detection, laser, contrast, and depth detection, and a dual-tone LED flash.
Huawei says the phone supports up to ISO 102,400 for low-light photography, and slow-motion video at up to 960 frames per second at 720p resolution.
There’s also a 24MP front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture.
Oh, and if you’re not fond of the notch that the front-facing camera hangs out in, you can camouflage it by painting the screen around the notch black so that it looks like the phone has a normal bezel, thanks to a software toggle.
The Huawei P20 Pro sports a 6.1 inch, 2244 x 1080 pixel OLED display, a Kirin 970 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 4,000 mAh battery, and fast charging with support for getting a 58% charge in 30 minutes. The phone has an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance.
If you’re willing to settle for dual cameras, the non-pro version of the Huawei P20 features the same processor and a similar design. But it has slightly less exciting specs, including:
- 5.8 inch, 2244 x 1080 pixel display
- Kirin 970 CPU
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage
- 12MP f/1.6 color + 20MP f/1.6 monochrome rear cameras
- Optical Image Stabilization and 720p/960fps slow-motion video
- 4-way autofocus
- 24MP f/2.0 front camera
- 3,400 mAh battery
- IP53 water and dust resistance