The world’s first triple camera smartphone, Huawei P20 Pro, and its toned down P20 Lite made their entry today in the Indian market. The P20 Pro is priced at a premium of Rs 64,999, while the P20 Lite is priced at Rs 19,999. Both the smartphones will be available in India exclusively via Amazon India.
Huawei launched its P20 series last month at an event in Paris. Today, only two models from the series are marking their India debut. Despite the buzz around the triple camera setup, the company seems to have gotten the pricing strategy slightly wrong. At Rs 64,999, the P20 Pro is an exorbitantly priced smartphone for a price-conscious market. The smartphones go on sale starting May 3, and will be up for pre-orders starting today. If you are willing to purchase the new P20 Pro or P20 Lite, here’s a look at the top features of the smartphones; from notch display to triple cameras on the P20 Pro and more.
Notch display: Keeping with the trend, the P20 Pro and P20 Lite feature a notch on the top of the display. The P20 Pro is equipped with a 6.1-inch full HD+ OLED display while the P20 Lite flaunts a 5.84-inch full HD+ resolution display with the same 18.7:9 aspect ratio.
AI-enabled triple cameras: The P20 Pro features a trio of sensors at the back. There's a Leica-powered 40-megapixel primary RGB sensor, an 8-megapixel 3X telephoto secondary sensor, and a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor. Together with AI support, the camera is capable of identifying scenes and suggesting the optimal settings for enhanced output. It is also capable of recording 960fps slow-motion videos in HD resolution.
Selfie-centric: The P20 Pro features a 24-megapixel sensor up front with support for 3D Portrait Lighting. The P20 Lite, on the other hand, features a 16-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling.
Dual cameras: While the P20 Pro includes tri lens system, the P20 Lite includes a combination of 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors at the back.
Face Unlock: The smartphones support facial recognition for authentication. Both the P20 Pro, the P20 Lite come with the Face Unlock feature. This is in addition to the standard fingerprint sensor which is present on both the models.
Hardware: Giving the P20 Pro its advanced camera processing capabilities is Huawei’s AI-based Kirin 970 octa-core SoC with a neural processing unit (NPU). The NPU is basically used for object recognition, and automatic screen recognition when clicking photos. There is also 6GB of RAM and 128GB of default internal storage. The P20 Lite is a toned down version with Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage.
Twilight color: One of the fascinating bits about the new P20 line is the reflective, color-changing design. The Twilight color option will be available in addition to the black and blue color options. The Twilight-color model essentially changes color when exposed to light.