At an exclusive launch event held on March 27 in Paris, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled the HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro. The HUAWEI P20 Pro features the world's first Leica triple camera, and both devices include unprecedented AI advances, the company said in a statement. Huawei also unveiled the Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate RS (Race Sport).
The HUAWEI P20 Series includes advanced, intelligent camera systems that enhance smartphone photography. The P20 smartphone series and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS are immediately available globally. The P20 (4G + 128GB) sells for €649; the P20 Pro (6GB + 128GB) sells for €899; and the Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate Rs (6GB + 256GB) sells for €1,695 while the 6GB + 512GB model sells for €2,095.
"We look for inspiration from artists to continuously evolve our approach to design and innovation," said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. "The HUAWEI P20 Series builds on the legacy of our collaboration with Leica. With a breakthrough triple camera on the HUAWEI P20 Pro, an advanced dual camera on the HUAWEI P20, and powerful artificial intelligence on both, today's most vibrant consumers can capture and share the brilliance of the world around them."
The HUAWEI P20 Pro features a Leica triple camera with the highest total pixel count on a smartphone available 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 color temperature sensor for better color reproduction. The Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate RS also features a Leica triple camera.
The 5.8-inch screen HUAWEI P20 and 6.1-inch screen HUAWEI P20 Pro feature ultra-thin bezels and impressive screen-to-body ratios for better viewing experiences with more on-screen information.
With the Kirin 970 processor, the HUAWEI P20 Series automatically identifies more than 500 scenarios in 19 categories and selects photography modes and camera settings to deliver sharp images. In addition, HUAWEI AIS steadies handheld night shots for long exposure images without a tripod.
Brand new to Huawei's camera system is 4D predictive focus. In this mode, the camera predicts moving objects and focuses on them with efficiency to capture minute details of objects in motion. In addition, the HUAWEI P20 Series features AI-Assisted Composition, providing intelligent suggestions to frame group shots and landscapes.
The HUAWEI P20 Series and Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate RS feature TÜV Safety Certified HUAWEI SuperCharge introduced on the HUAWEI Mate 10 Series. Both the HUAWEI P20 Pro and Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate RS have a 4,000 mAh battery - the HUAWEI P20 features a 3,400 mAh battery - with AI-powered Battery Management. The Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate RS is the first Huawei smartphone to enable quick wireless charging.