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April 10, 2018

Huawei P20: Everything you need to know

Huawei unveiled its new flagship range, including the Huawei P20, P20 Pro and P20 Lite, at an exclusive Grand Palais launch event last week in Paris.

Initial rumours pointed towards the release of the P11, which was the logical next step in Huawei’s naming system, but in true Huawei style the smartphone giant broke its own conventions by skipping well ahead of the trend.

And that's not all for the advancements surrounding the P20 range. Both the P20 and P20 Pro have caused endless excitement thanks to their outstanding DxOMark score (which, if you didn't know, is the official reference point in the tech world for image quality). Knocking even the iPhone X, Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S9 off the top spot, we can't wait to dive in to what the new handsets have to offer.


Huawei P20 Price and release

The P20's similarities to the iPhone X are unmissable, but Huawei fans will be pleased to hear the flagship costs almost half the price of Apple's latest handset. Coming in at a slightly more reserved £599, you're getting a lot more bang for your buck from the Chinese tech giant.

The more premium P20 Pro, meanwhile, is priced at a respectable £799 and the budget-friendly P20 Lite is just £329 - ideal if you fancy a slice of the P20 hype for less.

Both handsets were officially launched on April 5th 2018, meaning you can get your hands on the P20 right now!


Huawei P20 Design

All three smartphones in the P20 range enjoy the same sleek, stylish design. Arguably Huawei's most attractive devices yet, the trio have a striking metal core that's sandwiched between durable glass, front and back.

The Full HD+ display measures 5.8-inches on the P20, with a new ratio of 18:7:9 for an incredible viewing experience. Ultra-thin bezels ensure the handset fits comfortably in the hand, and the absence of the headphone jack ensures the device is as thin as possible.

You'll find small notches top and bottom where the camera and speaker sit, but they're barely noticeable once you immerse yourself with the vivid, crystal clear display.

One other exciting design feature of the P20 collection revolves around the colour selection. Huawei has been playful and daring, offering an array of colours including Black, Midnight Blue, Twilight (a beautiful blue to purple gradient) and Pink Gold (another stunning gradient effect). There's also Champagne Gold, exclusive to the P20.


Huawei P20 camera - like no other!

The feature causing all the fuss, the P20 and P20 Pro knock it out of the park when it comes to camera specs. Both are currently sitting smugly in the top two positions of DxOMark leaderboard - with the P20 Pro claiming the top spot.

Thanks to Lecia technology, the P20 Pro offers a triple-lens camera with an AI-assisted system. With the highest pixel count of any smartphone currently on the market, the configuration boasts a 40MP RBG sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP telephoto lens. The result? Insanely clear and detailed pictures, even in low-light.

The Pro offers a dual-lens camera, that's still insanely impressive. It doesn't have the tele-photo lens, but you're looking at an excellent 12MP RGB sensor and a 20MP monochrome sensor. Combined, creating the perfect Bokeh effect is easy.

For the selfie-lover, both the P20 Pro and the P20 have a whopping 24MP selfie camera on board. Professional studio lighting effects help to create Instagram-worthy portraits instantly, without the need for other photo-editing apps.


Huawei P20 Specs

Before we end our summary, let's take a quick look under the hood. You'll find similar specs on both the P20 and its bigger brother the P20 Pro, including, a speedy HiSilicon Kirin processor, 128GB of internal memory and a 3400 mAh battery that'll keep any user powered up all day long. The Pro has 6GB RAM too, while the P20 has 4GB.

Android Oreo has been pre-installed too, so you can enjoy the latest Android operating system straight out of the box.

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