Huawei (pronounced: Wah-way) is a Chinese multinational telecommunication network company with its headquarters based in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Some state that Huawei is the second largest smartphone maker after Samsung, while others report that it’s the third largest growing brand after Apple. A common factor to agree upon is that the company is steadily growing and developing market share from dedicated consumers each year.
One of it’s newly released smartphones this year is the Huawei P20 and the P20 Pro, both devices were announced in Paris of March 2018. A Report from Digital Trends states that the company shipped six million P20 and P20 Pro’s handsets during its first 10 weeks on the market. Analysts believe that because the company focused on producing premium handsets and excellent camera equipment, it’s what contributed to the vast shipment in sales in a short period of time.
Lets talk about the specs on these devices, the smartphones are classified as the P-Series, both devices feature an all- glass case which curves on all four sides. Each phone is bezel-less display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The P20 is 5.8-inches with a LCD screen resolution of 1080 x 2240 pixels, and the P20 Pro is 6.1-inches with OLED screen with the same resolution, each device has a top notch, but Huawei designed it in such a way if the lighting is dimmed around the display, it gives an effect that the notch isn’t there.
Each device features the company’s Kirin CPU 970 processor, with a octacore setup at 2.36 GHz by using quad Cortex A73. The P20 comes with 4GB, and the P20 Pro comes with 6GB of memory; both devices allow for up to 128 GB of storage, there is no SD slot or options for extra storage.
The battery capacity for the P20 is 3,400mAh, and for the P20 Pro 4,000mAh. When it comes to water resistance, the P20 IP rating is a IP52, which is quite low, in other words don’t allow to much water to touch this device because it doesn’t hold up well in aquatic situations. The P20 Pro has an IP67 rating, which means it can withstand dust, and some water for up to 30 minutes.
Both devices ship with Android 8.1 Oreo, Face ID is not available, but Huawei added a very similar feature which uses 2-D mapping to authenticate the user in a second, and the feature is said to work in the dark. The downside, the feature is not secure enough to authorize payments.
Now for the cameras, Huawei has been known for producing quality phone cameras, with that said, the P20 Pro boasts a triple camera. The lens is said to be a 5x zoom lens, with the main camera sporting a 40-megapixel, the second camera 8-megapixel, and the third camera 20-megapixel. It’s cool how these camera are separate, but yet, are designed to work together to compliment each other.
The P20 Pro also has a front facing camera for selfies, which is a 24 megapixel camera. Now the P20 has dual rear cameras, sporting a 12 and a 20 megapixel, and the front-facing camera of 24 megapixel. One note , at this time this device is not marketed for the U.S. Those living in Canada, China, U.K. and most countries in Europe will find this device available for purchase. The P20 cost $650 to 850, and the P20 Pro cost $900 to 1,100.
If you’re not impressed with the P-Series, Techradar noted that Huawei should have a new Mate series announcing this year, the Mate 11 and the Mate 11 Pro might debut around this November, so stay tuned for more details as information surface.
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