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:

  1. 40MP f/1.8 primary camera
  2. 8MP 3X telephoto f/2.4 lens
  3. 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

The Huawei P20 sells for €649 in Europe, and the P20 Pro is priced at €899. There are currently no plans to sell either model in the US… which is disappointing, but not surprising.


Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,543 other subscribers

One reply on “3-camera phones are here: Huawei launches P20 Pro (and the dual-camera Huawei P20)”

  1. It’s good to see devices like this with more than 32gb of storage. This one has 4 times more storage than an Intel Comuter Stick. No wonder mobile devices are eating WinTel’s lunch.

Comments are closed.