WATCH: See the new Huawei P20 and P20 Pro series

By Staff reporter Time of article published Apr 2, 2018

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INTERNATIONAL - Huawei has revealed its new lineup of P-Series flagship smartphones at a launch event in Paris.

The new smartphone range features the Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite.

Huawei’s P20 series showcases bold new design features similar lookng to the iPhone X, including bezel-less, notched displays, and a triple-lens camera on the P20 Pro.

Huawei said its new devices are designed to deliver professional photography features in a smartphone.

The P20 series phones have high-resolution front cameras in addition to improved rear camera systems.

The P20 Pro’s camera features 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, and “best-in-class” 10x digital zoom.

According to Huawei, The device’s camera also includes zero shutter lag and intelligent motion detection.

The P20 and P20 Pro can also both shoot slow-motion video in 720p quality at up to 960 frames per second, matching the Samsung Galaxy S9, and there’s a 24MP f/2.0 camera on the front.

“With the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, anyone can take professional pictures on their smartphone,” said Huawei Consumer CEO Richard Yu.

featured in both devices is Huawei’s Kirin 970 processor with integrated AI features which powers the devices and aids in processing images taken with its triple-lens camera.

Both devices have a 24MP front-facing camera and will be available in four colours, said Huawei – Twilight, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue, and Black.

Huawei said South Africa would be part of the initial launch wave for the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro.

The P20 key Features:

OS:              Android 8.0
Display:       5.8-inch 1.080 x 2.280 FHD+ LCD screen
Processor:      HiSilicon Kirin 970
RAM:              4GB RAM
Storage:       64/128GB storage
Rear Camera:  Duel lens,12MP colour and 20MP monochrome camera
Front Camera: 24-megapixel 
Battery: 3400mAh battery, USB-C
Connectivity: Bluetooth. 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB Type-C
Network: LTE
Price: R11,999 

The P20 Pro key features:

OS:              Android 8.1
Display:      6.1-inch 1,080 x 2,240 AMOLED
Processor:     HiSilicon Kirin 970
RAM:           6GB
Storage:      128GB, microSD 256GB
Rear Camera:  Triple-lens – 40MP, 20MP, 8MP
Front Camera: 24MP
Battery:  4,000mAh
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB Type-C
Network: LTE
Price: R15,999

Additionally, The company also launched two new audio accessories – a pair of wireless earphones called FreeBuds and a pair of active noise cancelling earphones powered by USB-C.

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